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Sacraments: First Reconciliation and Eucharist

Families who are participating in our Family Program and have children who are entering 2nd grade or above are welcome to prayerfully discern with their children participation in the Tri-Parish Sacramental Preparation Process. This is an exciting process to enter into, one that allows the child to draw closer to Jesus by receiving the Sacraments of Reconciliation and Eucharist for the first time.

This process includes:

  1. Submitting your child's baptism record
    1. If your child was not baptized at Christ King, St. Bernard, or St. Pius, a copy of their baptism record/certificate is required.
    2. If your child is not baptized, please contact Samantha to discuss the process (which differs from the one listed).
  2. Commitment to attending Sunday Mass every week.
  3. Commitment to participating in our Family Program.
    1. This can be offered during the weekly formation program, Catholic school, or home-school. This formation should be focused on providing an environment where the child can grow as a disciple of Christ.
  4. Commitment to the child's participation in a Kid's Small Group.
  5. Parent/Child Retreats (The child and at least one parent)
    1. Good Shepherd Retreat (Sunday, October 14th, 2018 from 1PM-3PM at Christ King)
    2. First Reconciliation Retreat (Sunday, February 10th, 2019 from 1PM-3PM at Christ King)
    3. First Communion Retreat (Sunday, April 7th, 2019 from 1PM-3PM at Christ King)
  6. Family Banner Project (Due at First Communion Retreat)
  7. Celebration of the Sacraments & Presence at Rehearsals
    1. First Reconciliation
      1. Monday, February 25th, 2019 at 6PM at Christ King
    2. First Communion at “Home” Parish
      1. St. Pius X: May 5th, 2019 @ 10:15AM Mass
      2. St. Bernard: May 12th, 2019 @ 10:00AM Mass
      3. Christ King: May 18th, 2098 @ 4:30PM Mass
      4. Christ King: May 19th, 2019 @ 8:00AM Mass
      5. Christ King: May 19th, 2019 @ 10:30AM Mass   


To register for your family for the family program and your child(ren) for a Kid's Small Group and the Sacramental Prep Process, click here.


Contact Samantha El-Azem, Tri-Parish Director of Formation for Children at