Sacraments for Children & Teens

First Reconciliation & First Holy Communion (Catholic & Public School Students)

The process to receive the Sacraments of Reconciliation and First Holy Communion is a two-year process. Children must be in first grade to begin the process. Children cannot receive the Sacraments until they are in the second grade. During the second year, in addition to Faith Formation, families will be required to participate in 2 parent meetings, 1 child/parent First Communion retreat, and a rehearsal for First Communion.

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Key Dates for 2018-2019:

First Reconciliation Date: Dec 10
Children take part in the Parish Advent Reconciliation Service either at 3:30 – 5:00pm or 6:30pm – 8:30pm.
One parent is required to attend with their child.

Thursday, March 28 7-8 pm
Parent meeting for First Holy Communion
St. William Hall

Friday, April 5 8:30 am – 2:30 pm
First Holy Communion Retreat
St. William Church and Hall
(there will be a letter from Fr. John to release from school)

Wednesday, May 15 from 6-7 pm
First Holy Communion Rehearsal
St. William Church

Saturday, May 18 10 am
First Holy Communion Mass
St. William Church 

 

Confirmation (Catholic & Public School Students)

All 7th through 12th graders who have received First Holy Communion and  Reconciliation are eligible for Confirmation. To begin the process, register for EDGE or The Intersection and participate for the current year. Additionally, Teens will be required to attend the Confirmation Retreat at Camp Hammer. In the fall, there will be an orientation meeting for students and parents which will provide additional information.

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Key Dates for 2018-2019:

Confirmation Retreat: At Camp Hammer – Jan 11 through Jan 13SIGN UP HERE

Confirmation Rehearsal: Friday, May 10th 6:00 to 7:30 at St. William Church

Confirmation Mass: Sunday, May 12th at 5:00pm at St William with reception in St William Hall immediately following the Mass.

 

RCIA for Children

RCIA for Chidren are faith formation classes are for those older children who have not been baptized or who have been baptized but who are still in need of their First Communion & First Reconciliation. RCIA for Children enables children in grades 3 through 12 to enter into a relationship with the living God and share in the life of their identity as Catholics.

Classes are scheduled based on the availability of the Catechists and participants. Sacraments are received at the Easter Vigil Mass. Please contact Catherine Campbell at 650 948 2158 or email: ccampbell@DSJ.org.