Church of the
Annunciation

7580 Clinton Street
Elma, New York 14059

716.683.5254

First Eucharist and First Reconciliation

Sacraments are vital expressions of who we are as Catholic Christians. Each time we receive a sacrament we respond in a deeper way to Jesus' call to discipleship. Since sacraments are so important to us, we take them very seriously and prepare to receive them thoughtfully and thoroughly.

Sacramental prep is separate and distinct from faith formation. Children should be enrolled in BOTH faith formation (or attend Catholic School) AND their Sacramental Prep class. It is expected that all parishioners enroll children in Faith Formation when they enter 1st Grade.

All sacraments are community events, and this is reflected in the preparation and celebration of the sacraments at The Church of the Annunciation. Sacramental Prep is for Annunciation Parishioners only, exceptions made by request and with the agreement of your home parish.

Our 1st Eucharist and 1st Reconciliation Prep classes use a new curriculum from Dynamic Catholic called BLESSED. Blessed consists of six home-based lessons that use beautifully animated cartoons (online) and gorgeous textbooks. All materials can be found online at: https://dynamiccatholic.com/blessedOnce children complete the six home-based sessions, we will follow-up with a retreat.

Fees:

Before July 1st registration is FREE for parishioners ($25 for pre-approved non-parishioners).

After July 1st registration increases by $15.

First Reconciliation takes place in second grade.  Parents attend a Parent Session to help them prepare their children at home.                                 

First Eucharist takes place in third grade.  Parents attend a Parent Session to help them prepare their children at home.  Following is a list of important dates and times for First Eucharist:

January           28th               9:15am - 10:00am     Parent Meeting

April                22nd              5:00pm - 7:30pm       Retreat

April                28th               9:30am - 10:30am      Rehearsal

May                5th & 6th         All Masses                 1st Eucharist

 

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