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 in Non-Catholic School MUST also register in Gathered by Grace using the following link (right click on the link to go the the registration or copy and paste in a separate tab/window): https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdDt-0Pt3iPUY_9YOXw6oN5yqEfCHv3kqU8c4mgMuuDFvevkQ/viewform
Total fees are $60.00-checks to OLMC Church (First Penance Fee $30.00/First Eucharist Fee - $30.00)Includes OSV:Encounter with Christ curriculum for First Reconciliation & First Eucharist & materials
Total fees for faith formation (Gathered By Grace, EDGE, & Life Teen) and sacramental preparation (1st Penance, 1st Eucharist, and Confirmation) combined will not exceed $150 per family.
We ask families to pay what they can, when they can.If you prefer to make periodic payments, feel free to do so via E-Giving or personal check.Scholarships are also available on a case-by-case basis. Please contact Cristy Barton at email@example.com or 757-595-0385, ext. 131 for more information.
PLEASE COMPLETE INFORMATION BELOW IN FULL. MUCH OF THE INFORMATION IS REQUIRED TO RECORD IN FORMAL SACRAMENTAL RECORDS.
If you have any questions please contact Cristy Barton at firstname.lastname@example.org and/or call at (757)595-0385 ext.131
Children who are 7 years or older and have not been baptized in the Roman Catholic Church are invited to participate in RCIA Process (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults and Children) at OLMC. Please Contact Christa Blomstrom at email@example.com and/or call her at (757)595-0385 ext. 107