Information is below about registration for our 2020-2021 year.
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.
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.
Sacramental Preparation for First Reconciliation and First Eucharist Program for the 2020-2021 YEAR
Mary, Queen of Peace Parish is excited and happy to offer your family preparation for your child to celebrate these important Sacraments! All children who have been baptized Catholic and are 7 years of age or older are invited to prepare to receive their next Sacraments. Our program will begin in September. Our first four months this fall (Sept – December) will focus on the preparation for the Sacrament of Reconciliation and then the next four months (January – April) will be focused on preparation for First Eucharist.
- Registration deadline: Sept. 15.
If you have any questions, please email [email protected].