Sacramental Preparation: First Reconciliation and First Holy Communion
Please continue praying for our children as they learn and grow with the sacraments. The greatest gift we can give our children is their faith in Christ. Preparation for First Reconciliation and First Holy Communion is open to all St. Bridget children who are in the 2nd grade. All baptized children must prepare for First Reconciliation before preparation for First Holy Communion.
Sacramental preparation is a combination of at-home reading & activities and in-person parish sessions. We are using the Dynamic Catholic books, Blessed First Reconciliation and Blessed First Communion, in our preparation this year.
Children must also be enrolled in Faith Formation classes or attend a Catholic school during their preparation.
In addition, families should be registered members of the St. Bridget Parish. You can register as a parishioner HERE.
Orientation for Sacramental preparation takes place on Sunday, October 15th, 2023. Please contact Michael Mitchell, Director of Religious Education, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (804) 525-7903.
Register for 2023-2024 Sacramental Preparation here: REGISTRATION
2023-2024 Sacramental Preparation Calendar: SCHEDULE
Dynamic Catholic Blessed curriculum: RESOURCES
A typical year of Sacramental Preparation includes the following:
Sacramental Preparation Orientation
- A parent/guardian orientation session - October
- At-Home Blessed First Reconciliation book to be completed
- One Parent session focused on Reconciliation, discussion and review (at the parish, one hour)
- First Reconciliation Retreat for family (at the parish, two hours)
- Celebration of First Reconciliation – February
First Holy Communion
- At-Home Blessed First Communion book to be completed
- One Parent session focused on Communion, discussion and review (at the parish, one hour)
- First Communion Retreat for family (at the parish, two hours)
- Celebration of First Holy Communion – May
“Let the little children come to me, and do not stop them; for it is to such as these that the kingdom of heaven belongs” (Mt 19:14).