Just as we need food to sustain us through the long hard climb that we know as life, so in the climb to the spiritual goal we need sustentation. This is the Eucharist, the Bread of Life, the Cup of Eternal Salvation.
Preparation for First Communuion at Immaculate Conception is a family based program in which parent participation is required, allowing parents and children to prepare together for the child to receive the Sacrament of Communion for the first time. Preparation for First Communion is undertaken after the completion of First Reconciliation, beginning in early January for children in 2nd grade or older. The celebration of the Sacrament of Frist Communion takes place in the spring. Please note that children must be participating in Faith Formation and have attended First Grade religious formation sessions or are enrolled in a Catholic School.
Preparation for the Sacrament of Communion includes two mandatory large group parent/child events to re-enforce and enhance the lessons taught at home, at Faith Formation and Catholic School. The first is a parent/child orientation meeting. There is also an interview day with the child prior to receiving the Sacrament to ensure that they understand what they have been taught about the Sacrament of Communion.
Details with more information will be provided at the required scheduled meetings. See calendar for dates and Policy Handbook for detailed requirments.