Eucharist, or Communion, This is the source and summit of our Catholic faith. It is the ritual Jesus performed with his disciples the night before he died and that we recall each time we celebrate the mass. Jesus offers us his body and blood in the forms of bread and wine, and in doing so we are mystically united to him and to the entire body of Christ, the Church, the people of God.
Reconciliation, or confession is a sacrament of healing. When we confess our sins to a priest in reconciliation we believe that the priest, acting as Christ (John 20:23), can forgive our sins and put us, once again, in right relationship with God.
To receive first reconciliation and first communion a child must be currently in the second grade, at least seven years old, attending Mass weekly, and must have completed one year of faith formation classes. First reconciliation and first communion classes are on Wednesday evenings during the Ignite program for second graders. Children in 3rd grade or above are offered a special class as needed.
Parents of children in sacramental preparation are required to attend two parent classes in the Fall and two in the Spring. There are also two parent/student interveiws: one for reconciliation and one for communion.
Please contact Doug Martin or Katie Collins at firstname.lastname@example.org or 334-792-3065 for more information.