Welcome to the Sacred Hearts Parish Sacramental Preparation Page!
Congratulations to you and your family as your child(ren) prepare to receive one of the seven sacraments! I hope you find the information here helpful, and encourage you to contact me for further information.
Mae Ba, Director of Faith Formation K-8
Would you like your child to receive a Sacrament but they are not the typical age? We offer an RCIC class for children who, for this or that reason, did not receive the Sacraments of Reconciliation or Holy Communion at the traditional age and who are now preparing to receive these Sacraments. Please contact Mae Ba for more information!
First Reconciliation - First Holy Communion Updated 6/1/2020, First Communion for 2020 has been postponed until furher notice.
We work with the second-graders in the RE program and at Sacred Hearts School to help them prepare for and receive First Reconciliation and First Holy Communion. It is a busy and exciting year for the children and their families! Ideally, the children have already had 1-2 years of religious education prior to the second grade. This gives them a strong foundation upon which to build this year.
The second-grade curriculum is supplemented with an Enrollment Ceremony and a First Communion retreat.
Important Second Grade Forms
2019-2020 First Reconciliation &
First Holy Communion Key Dates*
Sunday, October 20 12:30 p.m. (Chapel) Parents Meeting
Friday, November 22 Due Date First Communion Collage and Sacramental Form
Friday, December 13 Due Date Welcome Home Drawing
Saturday, January 11 1:30 p.m. (Church) Enrollment Ceremony
Saturday, January 25 10:00 a.m. (Church) First Reconciliation (SHS) and 1:30 p.m. (Church) First Reconciliation (R. Ed)
Friday, March 27 Due Date Memorial Flower Fund
Sunday, April 26 1:30 p.m. (Chapel) First Communion Retreat (Church/Church Hall) (Rel Ed Only)
Tuesday, April 28 6:00 p.m. (Church) Rehearsal (5/2)
Saturday, May 2 10:00 a.m. (Dick) First Holy Communion Mass
Saturday, May 2 1:30 p.m. (White) First Holy Communion Mass
Tuesday, May 5 6:00 p.m. (Church) Rehearsal (5/9 and 5/10)
Saturday, May 9 10:00 a.m. (Forde/Bronson/Leavitt) First Holy Communion Mass
Saturday, May 9 1:30 p.m. (Fellows/West) First Holy Communion Mass
Sunday, May 10 10:15 a.m. First Holy Communion Mass; (St. Patrick’s) Interested Families
Sunday, May 17 9:00 a.m. Reunion Mass & Reception
2020 First Communion Dates:
May 2 @ 10 a.m.—Sacred Hearts— (SHS-Mrs. Dick)
May 2 @ 1:30 p.m. —Sacred Hearts— (SHS-Mrs. White)
May 9 @ 10 a.m.— Sacred Hearts– RE class (Forde/Bronson/Leavitt)
May 9 @ 1:30 p.m. —Sacred Hearts—RE class (Fellows/West)
May 10 @ 10:15 a.m.—St. Patrick’s—Interested Families. Please let me know!
2020 First Communion Rehearsal Schedule:
Tuesday, April 28 @ 6:00 p.m. - (5/2)
Tuesday, May 5 @ 6:00 p.m.—(5/9 and 5/10)
We have a two year Confirmation program at the parish (ninth and tenth grades), and candidates are confirmed in the fall of the eleventh grade. This program is for both students in public and Catholic schools. A wonderful group of catechists work with the candidates in our Church Hall on 1-2 Sunday evenings a month.
In addition to attending classes, the candidates complete a works of mercy project and get involved in a parish ministry each year. They also research and choose a Saint’s name, select and spend time with their sponsor, attend two retreats, write a letter to the Bishop, and are interviewed by one of our priests. The goal of all these pieces is to help the candidates desire reception of the Sacrament of Confirmation, deepen their relationship with God and His Church, and prepare them for their mission, as confirmed Catholics, to be a disciple and witness to Him.
Below, please find links to Confirmation paperwork. All class dates, etc., can be found on our RE calendar, located on the RE main page.
Year One (9th Grade 18-19) Confirmation Paperwork and Assignments
Year Two (10th Grade 18-19) Paperwork and Assignments
All 12 of the Decision Point lessons, used in Grades 9 and 10, can be found here: http://dynamiccatholic.com/confirmation/view-program/. Alternatively, download the free Decision Point app on to your device, and watch any of the 72 videos anywhere you have wi-fi!