Children prepare for the Sacrament of the First Penance during the second (2nd
) grade year. Children who attend Bishop Heelan Catholic Schools (BHCS) receive catechesis during the school day. Children who do not attend Bishop Heelan Catholic Schools should enroll in the Religious Education Program (REP) for catechesis. Please check the Religious Education
page for more information on our program. All children, whether attending BHCS or Religious Education, receive the sacrament in the Church, and therefore formal communication with regard to the celebration of the sacrament comes from the parish. Children receive the sacrament in the parish at which the family is registered.
The following dates apply to all children (home-schooled, BHCS or REP) whose families are registered members of Sacred Heart Church.
Parent Information Meeting: January 9, 2019, 6:45 p.m., Sacred Heart Church (gymnasium)
First Reconciliation Retreat: January 19, 2019, 9:00 - 11:00 a.m., Sacred Heart Church
First Reconciliation: Wednesday, January 23, 2019, 6:30 p.m., Sacred Heart Church
For more information, please contact Michelle Rethman, Director of Faith Formation, at the Parish Office (233-1652).