Holy Communion

RETREAT

On Saturday, April 27, eighteen of our parishioners gathered for a retreat with their parents, grandparents, and/or godparents. Seventeen of the students receive First Reconciliation and all eighteen prepared for their First Holy Communion. Songs, crafts, food, discussion, and Mass were all part of the day on our Sacred Heart Campus. A fun and prayerful experience were had by all!

A sunny afternoon meant the group could go outside to sing and get some fresh air. We hope 6th street enjoyed the show!
Chalice and monstrance crafts helped students reflect on the most blessed sacrament and created keepsakes of their special day. 

​Fr. Tony provided a lovely reflection and prayer service for the students’ first reconciliation. He also blessed rosaries which the students were gifted with. Thanks to Fr. Tony & Fr. John Blaser for hearing the confessions of our youth.
After reconciliation, students reflected on their first reception of the sacrament.

​The students practiced for first holy communion with unconsecrated elements.
​Parishioner Pete Ueberroth made rosaries for each of the students. They prayed with their new rosaries prior to the 4 pm mass.

​Many thanks to our awesome lunch crew for providing and serving a delicious meal! Special thanks to Michelle Hammond for coordinating.

On Sunday, May 19, we celebrated First Holy Communion at all Masses on Sunday. We had several children at each Mass who participated in the Eucharist for the first time. I take great joy in their excitement and compliment them for the wonderful job they have done preparing to receive Jesus. – Rev. Gilbert Mascarenhas SAC 


Sacramental Preparation for First Communion

Per new diocesan guidelines, children in 2nd grade, whether attending Catholic school, homeschool, or in parish religious education must also register for Final Preparation for sacraments in their home parish.
This info is for 2nd graders enrolled in Catholic school or Epiphany Religious Education.
Anyone aged 3rd grade+ needs to contact Kathy Fech directly.

First Reconciliation and First Communion Calendar

2018-2019 School Year

Mandatory Parent/Child meeting (2nd & 8th grades) CHOOSE 1 of the 3 to attend:

Tuesday, Sept. 25th at 6:30 pm, Thursday, Sept. 27th at 6:30 pm, Sunday, Sept. 30th at 1 pm

All info meetings at St. Thomas Aquinas Church Hall
Sat. Nov. 17th – 2-5 pm – Parent/Child Mtg & Mass at St. Stephen’s Church Hall
Sat. Feb. 23rd – 2-5 pm – Parent/Child Mtg & Mass at Sacred Heart Church Hall
Sat. April 27th – 10 am- 5 pm – Parent/Child- 1st Reconciliation, 1st Communion Retreat, & Mass at Sacred Heart Catholic Church
Sun. May 19th – First Communion Sunday at Mass of family’s choosing

In addition to attending all dates listed above, students must be enrolled in Catholic School or Epiphany of the Lord Religious Education. Home activities will also be required between sessions.
Students must prepare for and receive sacraments in the parish where they are registered.

If you are not registered at Epiphany of the Lord, you will be asked to do so prior to Nov. 17th.
Please communicate all questions/concerns to the Director of Faith Formation.

Please read these important documents.
Sacrament Expectations
Dress Code and Modesty Guidelines

Kathy Fech, Director of Faith Formation
Office: (419) 698-1519 or kfech@epiphanyofthelord.org
​Cell: (260) 403-8860 (call or text)