First Reconciliation preparation (7 years of age; usually 2nd grade) takes place in one year.
Catechism is Part of the Process
Catechetical instruction the year immediately prior to beginning this process is required. See Faith Formation options that best suit your family.
The Family is Prepared Together
Preparation begins in the early fall and involves both parents and children throughout the process.
Older Children and Adults
RCIC/ RCIA – Rites of Christian Initiation of Children/Adults is the process for First Communion and First Reconciliation for Adults or for children who are older than age 8 or for children baptized in another Christian denomination who wish to pursue the Catholic faith.
Under the direction of legitimate ecclesial authority, solicitude for catechesis belongs to all members of the Church according to each one’s role. Parents above others are obliged to form their children by word and example in faith and in the practice of Christian life; sponsors and those who take the place of parents are bound by an equal obligation(CIC, c. 774 §1 and §2)
How Do I Get Started?
If you are interested in the Sacramental Prep program of for First Reconciliation and First Holy Communion contact Kim Ward, Pastoral Associate for Faith Formation to learn more. Additionally, you will need the following:
- Complete online Registration Form for Sacraments of First Reconciliation & First Holy Communion Preparation
- Copy of child’s Baptismal Certificate, if not baptized at Saint Patrick Catholic Church
- $40 materials fee. Fees can be payed online or by check made payable to Saint Patrick Catholic Church. If the fee presents a hardship, email Kim Ward, Pastoral Associate for Faith Formation or call 253-383-2783 ext. 4108.
I want to know more about First Reconciliation preparation!
Kim Ward, Pastoral Associate for Faith Formation
253-383-2783 ext. 4108