Sacramental Preparation is a special time for your child and your family.
Children are ready to start preparing for the Sacraments of First Reconciliation and First Holy Communion if they are:
Be baptized Catholic
Registered at Holy Trinity Catholic Church
7 years of age
Actively participate in Faith Formation either through attendance at a Catholic School, or parish faith formation program for 2 consecutive years
Preparing for the Sacraments of First Reconciliation and First Holy Communion is a family experience designed to bring light and life into your homes and hearts as you share the love of Jesus and why He gifted us these two special Sacraments. Most of the preparation process will take place at home through regular family meetings guided by Pathways Mend and Nourish. There will also be two in-person preparation retreats where children and parents come together to recap and reinforce what is learned at home in our parish community.
Mend is a First Reconciliation family experience designed to equip parents to teach, share faith, and pray with their children as they lead 7 family meetings in your home. Families will encounter Jesus and experience the beauty of Reconciliation as it connects to daily life by forming clay, making field goals, reading Scripture, engaging in meaningful conversation, and much more.
Nourish is a First Holy Communion family experience. As you lead your family through 10 meetings you will encounter Jesus and experience the beauty of the Mass as it connects to daily life by building puzzles, baking, reading Scripture, engaging in meaningful conversation, and much more. Traditional classroom learning will be enhanced by parent participation as faith transitions from the classroom to the living room.