Children in second grade and older who have not received First Eucharist and have been baptized are eligible for this sacrament.
The preparation program begins in January with a meeting for parents. The textbook is distributed, as well as a handbook for parents to help families prepare for the celebration. We use the textbook, BLESSED: First Communion by Dynamic Catholic. The children are prepared at home with additional review at Faith Formation or St. Mary Elementary. They will also attend Parish preparation events, including a retreat. First Communion generally happens in April or May.
It is expected that children will have completed Grade 1 (or at least one year, if an older student) in Faith Formation, Catholic School, or another setting prior to beginning preparation for First Eucharist. This gives the child better grounding in and knowledge of the faith, learning and memorization of prayers, etc.
For more information contact Bethany Doll at (920)725-7714 ext. 424