Preparing to receive the sacraments of Penance and First Holy Communion is an exciting time. It is a time for focus on Jesus, faith, and family. Children of the parish who are in second grade and older are invited to begin the formal preparation to receive the sacraments of Penance and First Holy Communion.
The role of parents as the first and best educators of their children is emphasized. A parent attends the preparation sessions with the child.
Children preparing for the sacraments are to be enrolled in the parish Christian Formation process (Gathered By Grace) OR attend a Catholic School during the current year in addition to sacramental preparation. Children prepare for the Sacrament of Penance (Reconciliation) prior to preparation for First Holy Communion. Children may prepare for both sacraments within the same calendar year.
Children who are 7 years or older and have not been baptized in the Roman Catholic Church are invited to participate in RICA Process (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults and Children) at OLMC. See our Initiation page for more information.
First Penance Fee $25.00/First Eucharist Fee - $25.00Includes OSV:Encounter with Christ curriculum for First Reconciliation & First Eucharist & materialsReligious Education and Sacramental Preparation fees will not exceed $150 per family
All are invited to register and participate regardless of ability to contribute financially. Inquire below.
PLEASE COMPLETE INFORMATION BELOW IN FULL. MUCH OF THE INFORMATION IS REQUIRED TO RECORD IN FORMAL SACRAMENTAL RECORDS.