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Sacramental Preparation

Sacramental Preparation for First Reconciliation and First Eucharist begin in the first grade and continue in the second grade.

Children enrolled in our programs that are in third grade on up are invited to participate in preparation classes. Please contact Christie McGee at cmcgee@sjnaustin.org for more information. Tuition is $90.00 for sacramental preparation classes and materials.

Parent meetings are announced in the bulletin and through e-mail, and all parents of children receiving the sacraments are required to attend.

2016-2017 First Reconciliation and First Holy Communion Information

A copy of your child’s Baptismal Certificate is due to Christie McGee, Director of Religious Education.  If you have not done so, please email the certificate to cmcgee@sjnaustin.org as soon as possible. If your child was baptized at SJN and you do not have a copy please contact Janice Maginn at jmaginn@sjnaustin.org and request a copy to be sent to you. 

The First Communion Information Sheet must also be filled out (you will need the Baptismal Certificate to do so).

A parent and the student must attend the First Reconciliation/First Holy Communion Meeting on either January 12 or 19. It will be held in the Holy Family Center from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The nursery is available for younger and older students.  Please contact Christie McGee at cmcgee@sjnaustin.org if you need this service.

On February 28 is the first rehearsal for Reconciliation. This rehearsal is for those who can not attend the March 5 rehearsal and for the Tuesday and Wednesday First Holy Communion classes.  It will be in the church and begin at 4 pm and end at 5 pm; a parent must be present with the student. 

On Sunday, March 5 is the second rehearsal for Reconciliation. This rehearsal is for those who can not attend the February 28 rehearsal and the remainder First Holy Communion classes.  These classes are all Sunday classes and St. Gabriel’s students.  The rehearsal will begin promptly at 10:15 am and end immediately at 11:15 am. A parent must be in attendance. In order to save time please do not take your child to RE class and head directly to the church. 

On March 7 is First Reconciliation for students receiving their First Holy Communion this CRE year. Reconciliation is held in the church from 6 p.m to 8 p.m.  Everyone must arrive before 6 p.m. to sign-in.

On Sunday, April 30 is the rehearsal for the May 7 First Holy Communion. Please see below for details on when your child will have their First Communion.  The rehearsal will begin promptly at 10:15 a.m. and end immediately at 11:15 a.m. A parent must be in attendance. In order to save time please do not take your child to class and head directly to the church.  

On May 3 is the rehearsal for the May 6 First Holy Communion. Please see below for details on when your child will have their First Communion.  It will be in the church and begin at 6 p.m. and end at 7 p.m.; a parent must present with the student.  

 

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