Sacrament of First Communion

 

 

Sacramental Preparation is a function of the parish as they are celebrated as a parish community.  The Sacraments of First Reconciliation and First Eucharist are celebrated in the 2nd grade year.  Preparation involves the participation of the parent and child at weekly Mass, the monthly preparation gatherings, study of the sacramental resources and the child's attendance in St. Rita day school or PSR.  Children are expected to have been baptized and completed 1st grade religious education to be eligible for the sacraments.

 
First Communion 2020
 
Good afternoon Second Grade Families,
We are so excited to share with you the final plans for preparation and first Eucharist! This announcement contains many important pieces of information. Please read this email carefully and completely.
 
In Christ,
The Second Grade Sacramental Preparation Team
 
Ok, here we go....!
 
 
Preparation Session
 
  • The link to sign up your child for this session is below.
  • You may sign up any preparation time. Your final preparation session is NOT related to the First Communion Mass you select. All children/parents will be given the same information at each session regardless of your Mass time.
  • Due to safety concerns, your child does not need to return his/her blue Eucharist book. We trust that it was completed and the time spent together working on it was fruitful!
  • Each family will take home an envelope at the end of the session that contains all the important information you need for First Communion Mass.
 
Here are our session dates & times. We are inviting 15 first communicants and 1 parent to each session.
 
Tuesday, July 28th
  • 6:00 - 6:45pm
  • 7:15 - 8:00pm
 
Thursday, July 30th
  • 6:00 - 6:45pm
  • 7:15 - 8:00pm
 
 
  • In keeping with current safety precautions, everyone attending the sessions are asked to wear a mask and practice social distancing. We will be practicing receiving communion with masks on to properly prepare the children for the distribution of communion since that is how we are currently asked to receive at Mass.
  • We will not practice receiving the Precious Blood because the children will not have that option during the First Communion Liturgy.
 
 
First Communion Mass
 
  • The link to sign up for your child's First Communion Mass is below.
  • We are inviting 12 First Communicants to each Mass.
  • In order to adhere to safety guidelines, every family will receive up to NINE tickets for the Liturgy. This does not include your First Communicant. These tickets will be sent home with you in your envelope at the end of our preparation session.
  • All safety precautions will be in place including masks, social distancing, assigned seating as well as the elimination of processions and gift bearing.
  • The regular order of Mass will take place with the distribution of Communion during the Liturgy.
  • No Precious Blood will be distributed.
 
The First Communion Masses are
  • Saturday, August 8th
  • 9:00am & 12:00pm (both Masses will be live streamed)
  • Sanitization will occur between Masses
  • Sunday, August 9th
  • 2:30pm (Mass will be live streamed)
  • Sanitization will occur before Mass
  • Saturday, August 15th
  • 9:00am & 12:00pm (both Masses will be live streamed)
  • Sanitization will occur between Masses
 
Questions?
 
As always, if you have any questions about the information above, please contact us in the Parish Office, 440-248-1350
 
 
Sacramental Preparation Registration
 
Please know, you MUST register your child for BOTH the preparation session and Mass.
 
 
First Communion Mass Registration
 
Please know, you MUST register your child for BOTH the preparation session and Mass.
 
St. Rita Parish
440-248-1350
www.stritaparish.com

 

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