First Communion and First Reconciliation

Diocesan requirements for reception of Sacraments of Initiation are presented on the Diocesan website: http://www.dosafl.com/sacramental-preparation/. The primary goal of sacramental preparation is to provide undersanding and acceptance of the concepts related to each of the individual sacraments. A requirement for all sacraments is active participation in the Church community, including regular attendance at Sunday Mass.

All students needing any of the following sacraments must complete a Sacramental Registration Form in order to be eligible for our Sacramental Programs.

FIRST RECONCILIATION

First Reconciliation for children will be celebrated in December at our parish Advent Penance Service. Children receiving this sacrament must have been baptized, in the second grade or above, and in their second consecutive year of Religious Education. Students must also participate in and complete a sacramental preparation process separate from their regular Religious Education class.

First Communion 2012FIRST EUCHARIST

First Eucharist for children will be celebrated in the Spring on one of the Sunday's of Easter. Children receiving this sacrament must have been baptized, in the second grade or above, and in their second consecutive year of Religious Education. Students must also attend and participate in and complete a sacramental preparation process separate from their regular Religious Education class.

Parents of children/young people preparing for sacraments are required to attend either the Saturday Vigil Mass or Sunday Mass weekly. They should be attending Mass here at Most Holy Redeemer unless traveling. Parents will also be reqquired to attend all parent meetings, participate in any and all experiences planned as part of the preparation process, i.e., First Communion Retreat. Proof of attendance will be required if you are moving from another parish.

Please call or email Jennifer Kollasch with any questions at 786-1192 ext. 228 or jkollasch@mhrjax.org.