In preparation for First Eucharist our students also make their own blessing cups and a loaf of bread to be used at our retreat. They then take them home to connect their Eucharistic meal with their family meal.
First Communion and Reconciliation are part of a two year program. Normally, children begin their preparation in Grade One will learn their prayers and understand Jesus comes to us in the Eucharist. In Grade 2 they are given a deeper understanding of Eucharist and are prepared for the sacrament of Reconciliation, held in February. We most generally celebrate the sacrament of Eucharist the first weekend in May. Penny Fox is the catechist in this classroom. Class attendance and Mass attendance is mandatory for the children during this formation. We strive to make this top priority. Our goal is for the students to understand their Catholic faith as they prepare to come to the table of the Lord.