We want to welcome you to the 2023-24 Sacramental Prep Program at St. Charles Parish. We are very excited for you and your child/children to be a part of the program as your child/children prepare for their First Reconciliation and First Eucharist.
The program will begin October 1. Download and complete the registration form (click below) and you will be informed of all the program details.
A copy of your child’s Baptismal Certificate is required. Also it is required for both parent and child to attend church services regularly. Church services are vital so not only children but also parents are familiar with mass and all the steps of mass. We will learn what all of the rituals and symbolism mean.
This is a time for you to journey with your child/children as they prepare for these sacraments. We look forward to meeting each family.
Questions? Contact Linda Kunrath, Sacramental Preparation Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Leif Kehrwald, Parish Pastoral Coordinator, email@example.com or 503-351-9889.
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Fall Class Dates for First Reconciliation:
October 1 – Welcome and overview with parents and students
October 8 – Parent and student class – 1. We Are All God’s Children (Baptism)
October 15 – Student class – 2. Making Choices (The Holy Spirit) – Parents meet separately
October 22 – Parent and student class – 3. What is sin? (The Forgiving Father)
October 29 – No class. Join the Parish Reception for Leif!
November 5 – Parent and student class – 4. The Gift of Forgiveness (The lost sheep)
November 12 – Parent and student class – 5. We Look at Our Lives (Commandments)
November 19 – Parent and student class – 6. We Ask Forgiveness (Zacchaeus)
November 26 – No class. Thanksgiving weekend
December 3 – Student class – 7. Living God's Peace – Parents meet separately
December 9 (Sat) - Reconciliation Retreat & Celebration with parents and students 9:00 – 12:00
NOTE: regular attendance and punctuality are important for contributing to a positive experience.
First Communion Mass: Sunday, May 5 @ 10:00am
Following Sunday Mass, 11:15 am - 12:30 pm
Each child must register for the program. Download the registration form, fill it out and return it to the parish.
Formulario de registración