First Reconciliation and First Holy Eucharist
Preparation for these two sacraments is part of the instruction included in our Sunday Faith Formation classes. Parents will be expected to attend an informative retreat for First Reconciliation during Sunday morning Faith Formation. Parents and children are expected to attend one Family Retreat and one
Rehearsal for First Holy Eucharist. Please supply a baptismal certificate by October 1 if you were not
baptized at Most Holy Trinity. EVERYONE will have to fill out a Sacrament Info Form.
Girls should wear a white dress which covers their shoulders or a sweater, or shawl, veil (optional), but
some headpiece, white dress shoes, NO gloves (except during pictures - optional). Boys may wear a white button down, collared shirt, dark tie, dark pants, dark shoes, and dark socks. (If in need of a veil or dark tie the church has one.)
Preparation for the Sacrament of Confirmation begins at Baptism though the commitment of parents and Godparents to raise the child in the Catholic faith. The formal catechesis that occurs in preschool through 8th grade provides the support needed for families to nurture their children’s faith development. Please supply a baptismal certificate to the church by October 1 if you were not baptized at Holy Trinity.
In the beginning of 9th grade, there will be many required retreats, events, and meetings for the students, parents, and sponsors. Please consider your sponsors early. This should be someone 18 years of age or older who is Confirmed in the Catholic Church and in good standing. They must supply a letter of good standing from their present church. This person should be a mentor for the Confirm and regarding your faith, someone you can go to for answers, someone who inspires you. Consider your baptism Godparents.
For Confirmation girls are to wear simple jewelry, dress shoes, white dress or suit with short sleeves or a jacket or sweater/shawl to cover shoulders, and dress shoes. Boys should were a white long sleeved, button down, collared shirt, with a red tie and dark pants, dark socks, and dark shoes. (If in need the church will provide the tie.)
Check email. You will receive a mandatory meeting date very early in the year to cover more details. At this meeting you will receive a packet of more specific information.
Rite of Christian Initiation for children: This program is designed for students in the 3rd grade through 10th grade who did not receive the Sacrament of First Reconciliation, First Communion, or Confirmation at the appropriate grade level. It is carried out on an as need basis privately. Contact the DRE for further information.