First Communion, First Reconciliation, Confirmation

SACRAMENT PREPARATION:

For more information, contact faithformation@strobertchurch.org

First Reconciliation & First Communion contact:
Jolana Peard, Pastoral Associate for Elementary Ministries & Special Events
jpeard@strobertchurch.org

Confirmation contact:
Christine McCarty, Pastoral Associate for Middle School Ministries
cmccarty@strobertchurch.org

SACRAMENT ENROLLMENT FORM

To ensure that your child is included in preparation processes, please complete the Sacrament Enrollment Form and submit it to the Faith Formation Office.

TRADITIONAL AGE SACRAMENT PREPARATION

First Holy Communion & First Reconciliation – 2nd Grade

Confirmation – 8th Grade

NON-TRADITIONAL AGE SACRAMENT PREPARATION

Older students preparing for the Sacraments of Holy Communion and Reconciliation participate in weekly faith formation sessions at their grade level, participate in sacrament preparation sessions, and receive activities to do at-home with their families.

 SACRAMENT PREPARATION EVENTS 2019-2020

CONFIRMATION:

Candidates are expected to attend all scheduled dates and Mass on Sundays and Holy Days.

  • Candidate/Sponsor Meeting –Tuesday, September 17, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.
  • Called to Mercy Session – October 20, 2019 at 12:15-1:45 p.m.
  • Called to Mercy Session – November 10, 2019 at 12:15-1:45 p.m.
  • Reconciliation Celebration – November 17, 2019 at 3:30-5:30 p.m.
  • Service Day – December 8, 2019
  • Confirmation Retreat – February 12, 2020 at 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • Called to Mercy Session – March 22, 2020 at 12:15-1 p.m.

FIRST COMMUNION/RECONCILIATION:

  • Parent-Child Reconciliation Retreat – Sunday, October 6, 2019 – 1-3 p.m.
  • Celebration of First Reconciliation – Thursday, January 16, 2020 – 6:30 p.m.
  • Parent-Child Communion Retreat – Sunday, March 1, 2020 – 1-3 p.m.
  • Celebration of First Holy Communion – Sunday, April 26, 2020 – 1:00 p.m.
RECONCILIATION RESOURCES

Click on these links to access resources and activities for preparing for the Sacrament of Reconciliation.

Preparing Your Child for Reconciliation

A Family Reconciliation Service

Individual Rite for Reconciliation

An Examination of Conscience

Examination of Conscience using the Lord’s Prayer

Examination of Conscience using the Great Commandment

Scripture Readings for Reconciliation

YouTube videos:

Sacrament of Reconciliation for Children

Sacrament of Reconciliation for Children – Spanish

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COMMUNION RESOURCES

First Communion Contact:  Jolana Peard, 616.676.9111 ext. 123, jpeard@strobertchurch.org

Click on these links to access resources and activities for preparing for the Sacrament of Holy Communion.

Preparing Your Child for First Holy Communion

 

Books about Bread, Communion & the Mass

Bread Recipe Collection

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 CONFIRMATION

Contact:  Chris McCarty, 616.676-9111 ext. 118, cmccarty@strobertchurch.org

Students in eighth grade and older may prepare for the celebration of the Sacrament of Confirmation.

 

 

CONFIRMATION RESOURCES

Click on these links to access resources and activities for preparing for the Sacrament of Confirmation.

The Rite of Confirmation

History of the Sacrament of Confirmation

Supporting Your Teen for Confirmation

Choosing Your Confirmation Name

Choosing a Confirmation Sponsor

Role of the Sponsor

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YouTube videos: