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 Faith Formation for Families
FIRST RECONCILIATION / COMMUNION
CLASS of 2021
FIRST COMMUNION:RITE of ENROLLMENT MASS
SUNDAY FEBRUARY 28 @ 12:30PM
LINK TO VIA SIGN UP GENIUS EMAILED TO PARENTS, PLEASE CHECK SPAM FOLDER IF NOT IN YOUR INBOX
At Home Preparation Materials for First Communion will be distributed after Mass
SAVE -the -DATES
|Saturday||04-17-21||1:00-3:00pm||1st Communion Parent-Child Retreat – option 1||ZOOM|
|Sunday||04-18-21||1:00-3:00pm||1st Communion Parent-Child Retreat – option 2||ZOOM|
RESOURCES for PARENTS
Year II Parent Questions: Sacraments@srb-chicago.org
First Communion Class of 2022-
Information for Year I Sacrament Preparation Families – Class of 2022
Year I families have a child entering first grade or the first year of formal faith formation; their child will receive the sacraments the spring of next year. Expectations for Year I families are outlined in the parent letter below. Parents need to have a copy of their child’s Baptismal Certificate on file in the parish faith formation office prior to beginning Year II.