The First Reconciliation and First Communion (FR/FC) ministry prepares the second graders in our parish to receive the Sacraments of Reconciliation and Holy Eucharist. This ministry leads the children and their parents/guardians to a joyful response to God's call to know, to grow in virtue, live a holy life, to become the best version of themselves, love, and serve Him and others throughout their lives within the Catholic Church.
All second grade children of our parish (SJV) who have been baptized are invited to begin the formal preparation through this ministry to receive for the first time the Sacraments of Reconciliation and Holy Communion.
Parents of older children, who did not receive First Reconciliation/First Holy Communion in second grade, need to contact our Family GIFT Coordinator Saul Onate, in the parish office during regular business hours to register their child or children to participate in the Rite of Christian Initiation of Children (RCIC) Ministry.
Parental participation is required at parent sessions, practice(s) for First Communion, Spiritual Retreat, celebrations of the sacraments of First Reconciliation and First Communion. Communal celebrations of their first Sacrament of Communion will be held on Saturday, May 16, 2020.
Anyone can become involved in volunteering for this rewarding ministry. The volunteers are needed for each calendar event, as catechists and classroom aides. Parents and Confirmation candidates are welcome to help in this program.
If you wish to contact any representative from the First Reconciliation/First Communion (FR/FC) ministry, have any questions, would like to volunteer, you can initiate contact by:
Contacting our Family GIFT Coordinator, Mr. Saúl Oñate at (678) 217-8412 or email at [email protected]
Parents MUST bring the child Baptism Certificate to the Parish Office
Parents MUST attend the Orientation held on August the 20th, 2020
One or both parents MUST to attend this class with his or her child
Parents and children MUST to attend the Spiritual Retreat on May 9th 2020 at Saint John Vianney
Rules In Order to attend the GIFT of the First Holy Communion program you MUST attend the FAMILY GIFT NIGHT classes.
Fees: one child $30/ two children $40 three children $55