First Reconciliation & First Communion

Preparations for First Reconciliation and First Communion are done when children are in the early primary grades. Parents are invited to enroll their children in the preparation process when they feel they are ready for the sacraments. The process of preparation takes place in both the parish community and home, and consists of parent meetings, parent/child meetings, and home-based materials. Children should be enrolled in either the school or Generations of Faith and should be regular participants in the life of the faith community. The current practice of the Church is that preparations for First Reconciliation are to precede preparation for First Communion.

First Reconciliation

The sacrament of Reconciliation is a gift that celebrates and affirms the immeasurable and everlasting love and forgiveness of God. The loving-kindness and faithfulness of our Lord provides the backdrop and framework in which we are invited to examine our lives, confess our weaknesses and sins, and be assured of the ongoing love and presence of God in our lives through the Church's absolution. First Reconciliation Celebrated: Tuesday, December 11  7:00 pm St. Matthew Parish Advent Service. First Reconciliation Preparation Information & Calendar 

 First Reconciliation Calendar 2018

Wednesday, October 17   6:30 pm    Parent/child meeting

Monday, November 19  6:30 pm   Parent/child Meeting 

Monday, December 3     6:30 pm    Reconciliation Retreat and Practice


First Communion

Families are invited to enroll their children for First Communion preparation beginning in the second grade. Families must be participating in Generations of Faith or school religion classes in order to enroll. The current practice of the Church is that preparations for First Reconciliation are to precede preparation for First Communion.

Preparations for First Communion include an acceptance rite at the weekend liturgies, meetings in the evening, completion of home-based projects and materials, and a retreat. First Communions are celebrated at the parish's liturgies during the first weekends of the Easter Season: May 4th & 5th and May 11th & 12th. First Communion Preparation Information & Calendar

First Communion Calendar 2018-2019

Wednesday, January 30           6:30-7:30                    Session for parents and children

Wednesday, February 27         6:30- 7:30                    Session for parents and children

Wednesday, April 3                  6:30 - 7:30                   Session for parents and children

Wednesday, May 1                   6:30-8:30                     Retreat; parents and children


Registration

To register your child for First Reconciliation & First Communion complete the registration form below or print out the form here and return to the parish office. A copy of your child's baptismal certificate is needed even if they were baptized at St. Matthew.

Child's Information


Baptismal Information

Note: a copy of the baptismal certificate is needed even if your child was baptized at St. Matthew.


Parental Information


Fee Agreement

Select the fee(s) for your child.

I agree to pay the registration to St. Matthew Parish for the Reconciliation and/or First Communion program. Permission to Photograph: St. Matthew staff and volunteers may use pictures containing families, including minors, for the sole purpose of promoting our program here at St. Matthew in the weekly bulletin, parish website, newsletters or articles that may appear in the Compass (the Diocesan newspaper).

Your registration will not be complete until payment is received. Payment can be dropped off or mailed to: St. Matthew Parish, 130 St Matthews Street, Green Bay, WI 54301.

 
 

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