First Reconciliation & Eucharist Preparation

 

Registration Deadline for 2017 - 18 is September 12, 2017!

 

 IMPORTANT!  Please plan on attending one of the Parent orientation and information meetings scheduled on the dates and times below. 

  • Tuesday – September 5 at 7pm in the Pope John XIII room
  • Sunday – September 10 at 1pm in the Pope John XIII room

Below is a general description of the preparation process for First Reconciliation and First Eucharist. 

First Reconciliation Preparation

The Sacrament of Reconciliation is a sacrament of love, healing, forgiveness, and growth.  It is an important foundation to a person’s ongoing faith journey.  The sacrament helps us to be intentional in our choices to live as loving Disciples of Jesus.  And, when we fall short, this sacrament gives us an opportunity to experience God’s boundless love and mercy.

In the Archdiocese of Seattle, children are required to be prepared for their First Reconciliation before they can prepare for their First Eucharist.  That is why here, at Mary, Queen of Peace, we begin with preparation for First Reconciliation in the fall with 4 - large group sessions that are offered once a month beginning in September and ending in December. These sessions provide parents and their child an opportunity to gather to make new friends, deepen their appreciation of God’s love and mercy and grow in their knowledge of the Sacrament of Reconciliation.  This program requires that at least one parent participate and if possible both parents participate with their child in the process.

In addition, families will receive resources and curriculum to work with at home. Families will be invited to celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation for the first time in January.  There is no “automatic” age or grade level for the reception of this sacrament but you must be at least 7 years of age. Feel free to contact me if you have questions.  Jennie Caldwell at 425-391-1178, ext. 116 or children.family@mqp.org

 First Eucharist (Communion) Preparation

"The Eucharist is such a great gift. That's why going to Mass is so important. Going to Mass not just to pray, but to receive Communion, the Bread and Body of Christ. It saves us, forgives us and it makes us one with the Father. How beautiful!”   Pope Francis

Preparation for First Eucharist begins in January.  We gather for 4 - large group sessions that are offered once a month beginning in January and ending in April. This program requires that at least one parent participate and if possible both parents participate with their child in the process.  These sessions provide parents and their child an opportunity to gather to continue to build community with other families, deepen their appreciation of God’s love, explore the meaning of the Mass and this ultimate Mystery of our faith.  Christ’s gift, the bread and wine that nourish us in our spirit; and becomes our greatest source to grow in Christ.

In addition, families will receive resources and curriculum to work with at home and at Mass. Families will be invited to celebrate the Sacrament of Eucharist in May.  

Since, the Archdiocese of Seattle requires individuals to be prepared for their First Reconciliation before they can prepare for their First Eucharist.  Be sure your child has completed their preparation for First Reconciliation prior to preparing for First Eucharist.

Feel free to contact me if you have questions.  Jennie Caldwell at 425-391-1178, ext. 116 or children.family@mqp.org

 

Registration forms and schedules will also be available at the parent’s meeting.

They are also available here: 

Parent Welcome Letter for 2017 - 2018

Sacramental Preparation Registration Form

Frequently  Asked Questions Form

There are a great many more details about these programs available through the Children and Family Evangelization office. Including registration forms and program schedules.  Please plan on attending one of the Parent orientation/information meetings in September.

 Registration Deadline is for 2017 - 18 is September 12, 2017.