First Eucharist for Youth
After Baptism, we continue our initiation into the Catholic faith by celebrating the Sacrament of Holy Eucharist. The Sacrament of Holy Eucharist is celebrated at different times and ages. Usually, the process begins at the age of 6 to 7. (Preparation for this Sacrament has a requirement of at least two years.) Children are involved in a process requiring enrollment in a Faith Formation program or Catholic school. Parents become involved at home with user-friendly Eucharist preparation materials. Occasional parent sessions and family gatherings are required as well as a morning retreat for both youth and parents before First Eucharist.
For more information contact Andrea Marian at 949-495-4126 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Sacrament of Reconciliation and Penance is a reminder and an experience of the reality that “God loves us no matter what”. We all sin which is an offense against God and hurts our relationship with him. Reconciliation is a change of heart, which restores unity with both God and the people of God. It is one of the greatest graces that we can receive again and again in our life. Reconciliation renews the soul, completely unburdens it, leaving it without the debts of the past, accepted in love and equipped with new strength. The Sacrament of Reconciliation allows us to experience the unconditional love and mercy of God, our Father.
References:YouCat, Our Sunday Visitor, “Catholic Parent Know How.”
First Reconciliation for Youth
First Reconciliation is an Initiation Sacrament that is celebrated after a child, (ages 0-6 years old), is baptized and before First Eucharist. Youth are enrolled in Faith Formation classes or enrolled in a Catholic School. Parents are involved at home with user-friendly First Reconciliation preparation materials. Occasional parent sessions are required and family gatherings are offered throughout the faith formation experience.
First Eucharist for Adults
Kindly refer to the RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation) link.