First Holy Communion
First Reconciliation and First Holy Communion
What an exciting time in the life for your family! We are looking forward to working together to prepare your child to receive their sacraments!
First Reconciliation and First Holy Communion are generally received in the 2nd grade. Students must have successfully completed 1st grade Faith Formation and be actively participating in 2nd grade Faith Formation. For older students, two consecutive years of Faith Formation participation is required.
In order to receive the sacraments a child is required to have had 2 consecutive years of faithful attendance (defined as not missing more than 3 classes total in one year) in the Faith Formation program.
Catholic school children, those who attend a private Catholic school, are required to receive their sacrament at their home parish. Formation classes for these children are given at school. Attendance at our 2 workshops is asked of all children. Be sure to complete a family registration form for your catholic school children (contact the Faith Formation Dept.).
Children in 3rd through 12th grade, who have not received the Sacrament of Baptism and/or Sacraments of First Reconciliation and First Holy Communion, please contact the Faith Formation Office to discuss faith formation options. These situations are discussed and evaluated on an individual basis. Call the Sacramental Coordinator at 678-992-2515.
SACRAMENTAL PREPARATION CHECK LIST
- Your family must be registered at a church in the Atlanta Archdiocese.
- Families should be practicing their faith according to the precepts of the Catholic Faith.
- Regular attendance (maximum 3 absences) in our Faith Formation classes. If the 1st year of faith formation was not at St. Benedict, we will need a record of your child successfully completing the program from your previous church.
- Please supply us with a copy of your child’s Baptismal Certificate with the full name of church and address.
- Parent(s) with their child receiving the sacrament, are asked to attend two formation workshops, one focused on Reconciliation in the fall and the other focused on First Communion in the winter.
- Students will complete all lessons in class in preparation of their sacraments.
First Holy Communion 2017-18 Schedule:
Block these dates on your calendar now!
1st Reconciliation Workshop will be on Saturday, October 21st, 2017 from 9-11AM OR 1-3PM (your choice of times to suit your busy schedule).
1st Reconciliation will be in the late afternoon/evening of February 15th, 2018 (details to come home with your child after classes begin).
1st Holy Communion Workshop will be on Saturday, February 24th, 2018 from 9-11AM OR 1-3PM (your choice to suit your busy schedule).
1st Holy Communion Rehearsal will be in the late afternoon/evening of May 10th, 2018 (details to come home with your child after classes begin).
First Holy Communion 2018 will be on May 12th, 2018. Mass times will be assigned after Christmas.
Sign-ups for workshops will be posted in the fall, after classes begin.
Questions should be directed to our Sacramental Coordinator at 678-992-2515.