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Children must be seven or older and have completed one year catechesis prior to entering preparation for First Confession/Eucharist. Preparation for these sacraments normally takes place in the 2nd grade Faith Formation program classes.

Requirements:

  • Copy of Baptismal Certificate: Upon Registration or August 19th and 20th 2018 during check-in.

  • 75% attendance in all classes

  • Sacramental preparation is a two-year process

  • Involvement by Parents and Sponsors is essential

Download the First Communion Important Dates 2018-2019

 

IMPORTANT 2018-2019 DATES


BAPTISMAL CERTIFICATE with name and address of the church:
Upon Registration or August 19th and 20th 2018 during check-in.

First Reconciliation Preparation

Sep  13                 Parent Meeting 6:30-7:30
Oct  25                 Q&A 6:30-7:30
Nov  17                Reconciliation Retreat 8:30-noon 
Dec  1, 8              First Reconciliation 12:00-1:00pm  *dates and times subject to change

First Eucharist Preparation

Jan  10                     Parent Meeting 6:30-7:30
Feb  21                    Q&A 6:30-7:30
Apr  27                     First Communion Retreat 8:30-Noon
May  18, 19             First Communion at 5:00  *dates subject to change

 

Dress code for First Communion

Girls – Dress In good taste is requested and should be appropriate for important life occasions. Shoulders must be covered. If you have spaghetti straps dress should be covered with a white sweater or shawl. No white gloves as you will be receiving communion by mouth or hands.

Boys – White long sleeve or short sleeve shirt. Pants can be black, brown, blue or tan. If you want to wear a suit please make sure you have a white shirt. Jackets shouldn’t be worn upon receiving Communion.
 

Points of Contact:

Deacon Mike McGrady
Director of Faith Formation

719-528-8407
Mmcgrady@saintgabriel.net

Cindy Martinez
Faith Formation Administrator

719-528-8407
CEadmin@saintgabriel.net