FIRST RECONCILIATION & HOLY COMMUNION

Led by our Coordinator of Children's Ministry

Cate Cioni

Coordinator of Children's Ministry

Elementary Calendar 2021-22

Sacrament Dates 2021-22

Reconciliation

Retreat: Sunday, December 12

First Reconciliation :

Monday, December 20 | 4PM | St. Bridget’s Church

OR Tuesday, December 21 | Our Lady of Fatima

First Communion

Retreat: April 29, 2022

First Communion:

Saturday, May 7, 2022 | 10 AM | St. Bridget’s Church

Saturday, May 7, 2022 | 12PM | Our Lady of Fatima

Details for Fall 2021

We are pleased to welcome grades 1 & 2 students back for in-person classes this fall! Our 1 hour weekly classes will look a bit different this year...and we are so excited! Class will begin with a 30 minute centralized (whole group) lesson presented by Cate Cioni, and will conclude with a 30 minute break out (small group) activity led by a Catechist teacher. These lessons will focus mainly on the weekly gospel, but will also embrace a developmentally appropriate connection to Fr. Gerald's current message series.

For second graders specifically, the 2021 Sacramental Preparation Program will be threefold: weekly online lessons (together with grade 1), as well as retreats for both Reconciliation and First Communion. We will also incorporate an at-home study piece using the book “The New St. Joseph First Communion Catechism”. These books will be provided to encourage spiritual development around the Sacraments in the home. They will be provided for each family with an accompanying letter that contains important talk points to use with your kids.

We are so happy to be able to walk beside your families as your children take this important step in their faith journey! As always, if you have any questions or concerns, don’t hesitate to reach out to
Cate Cioni at ccioni@theascensionparish.com

Teaching Videos for Children

Instructions for receiving Holy Communion

Explaining the Eucharist
We Celebrate the Sacraments

Mass Attire

We look forward to celebrating this beautiful day with all of you!

GIRLS:

White, First Communion dress or sundresses are fine.

BOYS:

Dress pants + shirt with tie, color and jacket are optional.