FIRST COMMUNION STUDENTS - Our textbook is the Bible with worksheets in your child's folder. Parents are the primary catechists. Along with the information provided in your First Reconciliation Retreat folder or First Communion Workshop folder, we are asking that you watch the videos for parents below. There are videos for the kids to watch, too!
FIRST COMMUNION PREPARATION
Family RETREAT - September 23
FIRST RECONCILIATION - December 2
PARENT WORKSHOP - January 21 (parents only)
First Communion RETREAT - April 27
(with at least one parent)
First Communion MASS - May 4
First Communion Students & Parents
Follow your syllabus to complete your lessons and activities!
Formed.org Videos for KIDS!
The Eucharist for Little Children
We usually teach both ways to receive: on the tongue and in the hand.
Please practice at home.
HOME LESSON PLANS
Click on picture to see the teaching guide if you are completing a lesson at home!
Lesson 9 - Extra Credit!
Reconciliation (Go Seek Find)
Prodigal Son - The Parables of Jesus 6
Parable of the Lost Sheep
The Lost Sheep and Lost Coin
How do I go to Confession?
Eucharist (Go Seek Find)
Lesson 1 Video:
Lesson 3 Video:
Oh Happy Day (Sister Act)
Lesson 4 Video:
The Thankful Leper
Lesson 5 Video:
Parable of the Sower
Lesson 6 Video:
Teamwork The Smart Way
Bread of Life - Celebrating the Eucharist (Formed.org)
Join Brother Francis in the delightfully inspirational and instructive presentation that teaches children all about the sacrament of the Eucharist!
This episode contains:
Brother Francis: The Bread of Life is an exceptional way to prepare children for their first Holy Communion.
Fr. Max Mass Videos
Fr. Max gives a short explanation of the parts of the Mass as he prays a daily Mass. The daily Mass does not include music. You can also hear some of the prayers that Fr. Max says that you would miss if we were singing. During the Presentation of the Gifts prayers, we respond Blessed be God forever.
Part One - youtu.be/bXU0syqjNFA
Part Two - youtu.be/a4YFbVSJavc
Parents: Presence Series
Just click on these links! Click on Presencia to see the lessons in Spanish!
Group Study begins February 7 on ZOOM! Contact Donna Doherty (firstname.lastname@example.org) for your link!
Presence - For Parents: Preparing Your Child for First Holy Communion
Presence - For Children: The Miracle at Every Mass
Presence - Session 1: God Is with Us
Presence - Session 2: The Story of the Eucharist
Presence - Session 3: Bread for the Journey
Presence - Biblical Foundations with Dr. Tim Gray
FIRST COMMUNION - HOW DO I RECEIVE JESUS?
Watch this video with your child and review how to receive the Body and Blood of Christ to prepare for their First Communion!
You can receive the Eucharist on the tongue or in the hand. But how do you do that properly?
Watch the video by clicking on Sacraments 101.
· Walk up to receive with hands folded and bow.
· Stand close enough so the Priest can reach you.
· Priest: The Body of Christ. You: Amen.
· In the hand: Make a throne. Cup your hands with the dominant hand on the bottom.
· On the tongue: Either kneel or stand, open your mouth and stick out your tongue a bit. Tilting your head to look up a bit helps!
· Step to the side and make the Sign of the Cross as you look at the cross above the altar.
Practice at home with small crackers!