Sacramental Preparation: First Penance/First Eucharist

Preparation for the Sacraments of First Reconciliation (Penance) /First Communion is coordinated with the parent-child participation in our Growing in Faith Together (GIFT) program.  You can register your family for GIFT and your child for sacramental preparation using our paper forms that are located in both churches and our parish offices,  OR you can click on the following link:GIFT 2018-2019 Registration Form.

Children normally begin the preparation program for these sacraments in the fall of their second grade school year.  Please plan to attend a Parent(s)-Child Lunch and Program Kick-Off on Sunday, September 9th from 11:45AM to 1:30PM at St. Elizabeth's Parish Center Hall (located in the white building behind the church).

The children participate with their parent(s) as they prepare to receive each of these sacraments of initiation.  We utilize the St. Mary's Press "Go-Seek-Find" curriculum, at-home lessons with parent(s) and child, large group mini-lessons that follow an alternating schedule between our Sunday morning Masses at St. Isidore and St. Elizabeth's churches, and a parent-child potluck lunch and workshop.  Each child along with their parent(s) is expected to attend our GIFT K-4 breakout sessions.  An additional resource for children who are preparing for their First Communion is our Children's Liturgy of the Word (CLOW) program, which takes place during our Sunday Masses at both St. Isidore and St. Elizabeth churches.  

The first reception of Holy Communion usually takes place during the Easter season at our regularly scheduled Masses. These Mass dates should be finalized by December.  Upon request, we can schedule a child's first communion at other times of the year.

Please contact Joan Mattila, Coordinator of Young Family Ministries, with any questions or if you would like to join our K-4 Volunteer Team: 

Office Phone: 978-263-4305, ext. 17 (Office Hours: Mon.-Thur. and Sunday)

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