First Communion (EFC / St Paul)

First Communion (EFC / St Paul)2018-09-15T14:54:38+00:00

First Communion / Primera Comunión

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First Communion Preparation

Preparation for the sacraments of the Eucharist and Reconciliation is a 2 year program. Students are placed into classes based on grade and their year of preparation.

Students in 1-5 grades for 1st and 2nd year prep.


Classes for 2nd Year Prep on Sundays from 12:30-2pm

Unit Tests: 28 Oct, 16 Dec, 24 Feb, 28 Apr
No Class: 21 Oct, 25 Nov, 23 Dec – 6 Jan for Christmas, 10 Mar, 24 Mar, 21 Apr

Retreats:

  • Eucharist Retreat for parents and children: 9 Mar from 9am-1pm
  • First Reconciliation and Confession: 13 Apr from 9am-12Noon, parents @ 11am

For Parents:

  • Parish Conference: 3 Nov from 1 – 5 pm
  • Faith Enrichment for Parents: 14 Oct (or 23 Sept Español), 11 Nov (or 28 Oct in Español), 9 Dec (or 16 Dec in Español), 13 Jan (or 27 Jan in Español), and 10 Feb (or 24 Feb in Español)
  • Eucharist Retreat for parents and students: 9 Mar from 9am-1pm
  • Optional First Reconciliation Practice: 7 Apr from 12:30-2pm
  • First Reconciliation and Confession: 13 Apr for studetns from 9am-12Noon, and parents @ 11am

First Communion Masses:

  • 2nd and 3rd grade: 11 May @ 11am
  • 4th and 5th grade: 18 May at 11am

Books: God’s Gift by Loyola Press – Reconciliation and The Eucharist


Classes for 1st Year Prep for 2, 3, 4  and 5 grades on Sundays from  12:30-2pm

Unit Tests: 28 Oct, 16 Dec, 17 Feb, 28 Apr
No Classes: 21 Oct, 25 Nov, 23 Dec – 6 Jan for Christmas, 24 Feb, 24 Mar, 21 Apr

Classes for 1st Year Prep for 1st grade on Wednesdays from 6-7:30pm

Unit Tests: 17 Oct, 19 Dec, 6 Mar, 1 May
No Classes: 24 Oct, 21 Nov, 26 Dec – 9 Jan for Christmas, 27 Mar, 24 Apr

Retreats:

  • Eucharist Retreat for parents and students: 23 Feb from 10am-12Noon

For Parents:

  • All Saints Vigil Mass with children: 31 Oct
  • Parish Conference: 3 Nov de 1 a 5 pm
  • Faith Enrichment for Parents: 14 Oct (or 23 Sept Español), 11 Nov (or 28 Oct in Español), 9 Dec (or 16 Dec in Español), 13 Jan (or 27 Jan in Español), and 10 Feb (or 24 Feb in Español)
  • Eucharist Retreat for parents and students: 23 Feb from 10am-12Noon

Books:

  • 1st grade: Allelu from Our Sunday Visitor
  • 2nd and 3rd grades: Creemos from Sadlier Publications
  • 4th and 5th grades: Journey of Faith from Ligouri Publications

 


Saint Paul Ministry

For students in 6th-8th grades who haven’t yet received First Communion.

Classes on Wednesdays from 6-8pm
Unit Tests: 17 Oct, 19 Dec, 27 Feb, 1 May
No Classes: 24 Oct, 21 Nov, 26 Dec – 9 Jan para Christmas, 27 Mar, 3 Apr

First Reconciliation and Confession: 13 Apr from 9am-12Noon, parents @ 11am

Parish Conference: 3 Nov from 1 – 5 pm

First Communion Mass: 18 May @ 11am

Books:

  • 1st Year: Be My Disciples from RCL Benzinger
  • 2nd Year: Journey of Faith from Logouri Publications

Catechesis requires the participation of children and their parents. For the parents:

  • All Saints Vigil Mass : 31 Oct @ 6pm
  • Parish Conference: 3 Nov from 1 – 5 pm
  • Ash Wednesday : 6 Mar
  • First Reconciliation and Confession: 13 Apr for students from 9am-12Noon, and parents @ 11am
  • First Communion Mass: 18 May @ 11am

 


Need Assistance?

Please contact Ashley Neumann during Faith Formation office hours on Wednesdays from 5-7pm or Sundays from 8:30am-2pm, or see a member of the Faith Formation Team in the Atrium after Sunday Masses.

Phone: 919-732-1030 x 110
Email: ashley@hfcch.org

Catechists:

  • Bibana Parker, Maricruz Becerra
  • Dave Jones, Georgina Medina
  • Maria Lourdes Martinez, Fatima Garcia
  • Ashley Neumann
  • Ana Rubio
  • Deacon Benny Yupanqui