GETTING READY TO ENCOUNTER JESUS!
The Sacraments of First Reconciliation & First Communion
Welcome to the Sacrament Preparation Process for St. Robert Bellarmine Parish! As a family with a child continuing this season in faith formation you all are embarking on a journey in which your family will encounter Jesus Christ, our Savior in a real way and develop a deeper friendship that will last a lifetime.
Preparing to receive a sacrament is a process with three essential components:
- LIVING FAITH through your family life at home;
- LEARNING FAITH through parish formation opportunities;
- LOVING FAITH through worshipping and serving with the parish family
This process begins with the Sacrament of Baptism and continues throughout our lives. As your child begins their elementary school years they should also begin to expand their understanding of their relationship with Jesus Christ, and our Catholic faith. Once a solid connection to Jesus Christ along with a foundation in understanding how to life our faith established, preparations to receive the Sacraments of Reconciliation and Communion may begin.
Of Note: Our parish’s Sacrament Preparation process is part of an overall Faith Formation process, either through enrollment in our parish school or parish Faith Formation. Families who are seeking to prepare an older child for reception of the Sacraments should refer to our Family Faith Formation page for more information.
Information for Year I Sacrament Preparation Families
In order to discover what you should be doing Year I of Sacrament preparations with your first grader, click on the Parent Letter link below. Year I families will be contacted throughout the school year with more information.
UPCOMING EVENTS for Families Entering Year II
Families with children who have completed grade 1 in one of our Faith Formation processes or parish school will now enter Year II of the Sacrament Preparation process.
SAVE THESE DATES!
Preparation for the Sacrament of First Communion begins in February
Parents remember to return your Together -Reconciliation guide
Continue to seek ways to Share the Good News with others!
Resources for Year II Parents
Forms to Complete and Submit for Year II Families
Parents need to submit a Baptismal Certificate for the child preparing for Sacraments