I am the living bread that came down from heaven; if any one eats of this bread, he will live forever;... he who eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life and... abides in me, and I in him. Jn 6:51, 54, 56
“At the Last Supper, on the night he was betrayed, our Savior instituted the Eucharistic sacrifice of his Body and Blood. This he did in order to perpetuate the sacrifice of the cross throughout the ages until he should come again, and so to entrust to his beloved Spouse, the Church, a memorial of his death and resurrection: a sacrament of love, a sign of unity, a bond of charity, a Paschal banquet ‘in which Christ is consumed, the mind is filled with grace, and a pledge of future glory is given to us’.” Catechism of the Catholic Church
Is your child nearing the age of receiving the sacraments of First Reconciliation and First Communion?
Here are a couple things to keep in mind as you plan and prepare your child to receive the sacraments. The sacramental program is a two year commitment. The child must attend Religious Education classes the school year prior (1st grade) to the sacraments year (2nd grade) unless your child is a student at All Saints Catholic School. Your child should enroll in RE for the first year of sacramental preparations, and then during the 2nd year of RE enrollment will be able to attend the additional sacramental preparation classes.
If you are preparing for your child to receive the Sacraments of Reconciliation and First Communion at St. Mark this year, please complete the following forms and submit to the Parish Office.
- Requirements for Sacraments
- Sacrament Letter for First Grade parents
- Parent Letter of Commitment 2019-2020
- Sacrament Preparation Calendar 2019-2020
- Archdiocese Form A
We are excited to celebrate this special occasion with you and your children! For information on these programs please contact Jodi Homeyer, Director of Religious Education, by email [email protected], or by phone 405-366-7676 ext. 102.