Dear First Holy Communion Families,
Happy New Year! I hope that 2021 is a safe and meaningful year for all of you, easier than 2020 was. Here in Religious Education, we are trying to come up with ways to make this sacramental prep year easier for you.
That being said, I am not yet ready to hold one of the parent meetings required by the Diocese tonight. The parent meeting scheduled for tonight is postponed. I will be in touch soon with details re: fulfilling this requirement soon.
In the meantime, I can announce shopping lists and important dates.
First Communion Candidates are required to "be fed."
1. Religious Education has purchased an air purifier for every classroom and we use disinfectant via a fogger before each class and a disinfectant wipe of tables, chairs, doors and other surfaces after each class.
2. Children do not share supplies.
3. For more information, please review the video I made in August here: www.holyfamilyccpsl.com/religious-education.html
~January 26 or 27*
~February 9: ALL Communion candidates attend on Tuesday
~February 23 or 24
~March 9: ALL Communion candidates attend on Tuesday
~March 23 or 24
~April 13: ALL Communion candidates attend on Tuesday
~May 4 or 5
~May 25 or 26
*If you can't remember if you are a Tuesday or Wednesday family, call us at 772-337-4313.
**Families whose candidates were supposed to receive in May 2020 and didn't are supposed to attend all of these classes.
*If you feel your child should not receive Holy Communion in May due to the pandemic or due to unpreparedness or any other reason, please contact me at 772-337-4313 so that we can make other arrangements.
**Families whose candidates were supposed to receive in May 2020 and didn't, must attend all of the following events.
Friday, April 23, 2021, 5:15pm - ? is rehearsal in the main church.
Saturday, April 24, 2021, 9am - 11am is retreat in the Parish Hall.
Friday, April 30, 2021, 5:15pm - ? is Sacrament of First Reconciliation in the main church.
Sunday, May 2, 2021, 3:00pm is Sacrament of First Holy Communion in the main church.
The proper dress code for boys:
The proper dress code for girls:
**Shop for outfit:
**Shop for gifts
St. Martin de Porres
Holy Land Art Company
Autom: Reconciliation and Communion
The Catholic Company: Reconciliation and Communion
Catholic Gifts and More: Reconciliation and Communion
Sacred Heart Toys: Reconciliation and Communion
If you have ANY questions or concerns, please reach out to me! I am here to support you. Thank you for being the awesome parents that you are!!!
Mary Acevedo, Director of Religious Education
Upcoming Family Events
here in our program, here at our parish, and throughout our Diocese.