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First Communion First Reconciliation St. Pius X Catholic Church
First Communion First Reconciliation St. Pius X Catholic Church
FIRST RECONCILIATION &
FIRST HOLY COMMUNION
2023-2024 Calendar of Dates

CATHOLIC SCHOOL STUDENTS

 

  • Your child’s remote, formational preparation (religious education) is completed at school.

  • You will need to register your child for the First Holy Communion preparation program. This is not optional, as it is the proximal, sacramental preparation and is for all students, whether they are enrolled at a private, public, or Catholic school.

  • Families must be registered parishioners of St. Pius X and regularly attending weekend Mass.

 

PUBLIC OR PRIVATE SCHOOL STUDENTS

 

  • Your child’s remote, formational preparation (religious education) is completed through our parish Faith Formation program on Sunday mornings. Be sure to register them for this program. Classes run from September through May.

  • You will also need to register your child for the First Holy Communion preparation program. This is the proximal, sacramental preparation and is for all students, whether they are enrolled at a private, public, or Catholic school.

  • Families must be registered parishioners of St. Pius X and regularly attending weekend Mass.

 

SPECIAL CIRCUMSTANCES

 

  • If you have a child in 2nd grade or older and they have never been enrolled in Faith Formation or Catholic school, please contact Lindsay Sartorio (lsartorio@stpiusxnc.com) or Wendy Barber (wbarber@stpiusxnc.com) in the parish office to ensure they are placed in the appropriate class.

  • If you have a child in 2nd grade that has not yet been baptized, please contact Wendy Barber (wbarber@stpiusxnc.com) in the parish office as soon as possible.

 

PARISH PROGRAM FOR PARENTS AND CHILDREN

Renewed: Your Journey to First Reconciliation and Received: Your Journey to First Communion

In addition to your child's religious education through school or a parish faith formation class, there is also an at-home component that requires parent/child participation and interaction, and it is guided by the parish sacramental prep team. Materials are given out to every family in the fall.

 

These programs both feature gorgeous, live-action videos with stunning animations that help communicate the spiritual dimension of the Faith to children in a way that they can easily understand. Programs offer a student workbook, parent online certification, take-with-you Reconciliation and Mass booklets, family activities, and more.

 

Student workbooks are seamlessly integrated with the videos and include 12 lessons with hands-on activities, prayers, saint connections, main content teaching, Visio Divina, Bible stories, car conversations, take-home activities, discussion questions, and more.

 

The Parent’s Certification Course provides 4 short sessions that offer spiritual encouragement and refreshment for parents as well as guidance on how to help their child prepare for these important sacraments. Parents receive a certificate of completion when they finish the course. The course includes a digital Parent's Guide with sections corresponding to every lesson in the students workbook.

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