Our program invites and welcomes children in the same way today through the sacraments.
We begin preparation for First Reconciliation and First Holy Communion in grade 1* through participation in the GIFT Program.
In grade two, or their second year of particpation, they are further prepared to celebrate the Sacrament of First Reconciliation before partcipating in Holy Communion, (as required by the Church). In addition to attending the GIFT sessions the children and parents participate in additional workshops that are focused on the Sacrament of Reconciliation and Jesus' friendship and love. The approach of making loving choices and God's love and mercy are the central focus of the program. The celebration of the sacrament is a low pressure, family based celebration done in small groups. This warm and calm approach offers an experience of God's merciful love for all.
Click here for this year's Reconciliation Group schedule.
*This is a typical age for sacramental preparation but our program accomodates and welcomes all children and teens into age appropriate faith formation for celebrating the sacraments.
Jesus' love for children is evident when he tells his disciples "Let the children come to me!" - Mark 10:14