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First Communion (Year One and Two)

On the night he was betrayed, he took bread and gave you thanks and praise. He broke the bread, gave it to his disciples and said: "Take this all of you and eat it: this is my body which will be given up for you."
 
WELCOME:

We welcome you and are glad you have chosen to prepare your child for First Holy Communion. This introduces Families of Faith, our model of preparation for First Communion.

 

MISSION:

The mission of Families of Faith at OLA is to develop strong households of faith that are rooted in the Gospel of Christ, connected to the parish, and engaged in the sacramental and liturgical life of the parish.

 

GOALS:

  • Promote family holiness.
  • Initiate new members into the Catholic Faith.
  • Strengthen the personal faith of parents and increase their knowledge of Catholic Faith.
  • Equip parents to share and teach the faith to their children.

 

WHY A NEW MODEL?

Every year we face the reality that preparing children to receive First Communion does little to increase the faith and the holiness of the home.

It is not just a matter of teaching children to say their prayers, but helping the entire family to become more prayerful.

 

It is not just a matter of preparing a child to receive Christ on the day of their First Holy Communion, but of helping the entire family to receive Christ into their homes every day.

 

At Our Lady of the Assumption we are convinced that in order for families to grow closer to God and become more holy, we must equip the strongest members of the family with knowledge and experience to help the entire family to grow stronger in faith.

 

HOW DOES IT WORK?

First Communion is a two-year preparation program beginning in 1st Grade or higher.

 

For 1st- 5th graders. There are no weekly classes for children in Year I. Instead, parents come once a month for formation and take home a simple lesson for the child and a family project. Two different tracks and times are provided to accommodate your schedules Each track includes:

  • Six parent only sessions
  • Three Family Faith Sessions that parents & children attend  together.

 

For children 6th grade and older. Please check our Holy Family Program.

 

In Year II children come to weekly classes to prepare for the sacraments of Reconciliation and First Communion. Parents come to two parent meetings.

 

SUNDAY MASS ATTENDANCE:

During the program families are required to report their mass attendance twice a month as part of the preparation for receiving First Communion.

  

REQUIREMENTS

  • Be a registered OLA Parishioner
  • Baptism certificate

 

FEES FOR YEAR I

  • 1st Child= $80; each additional child = $60.
  • Minimum of $40 deposit for 1st child & $10 for each additional child is due at the time of registration.
  • 10% discount offered, if the full amount is paid at registration.
 
REGISTRATION/INFORMATION
Register now at the Faith Formation Center or call  624-1360 Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. 
 
DATES AND TIMES
 
Track I is usually the first Monday of the month from 7 to 8:45 p.m.
Oct. 2 (Parents AND children attend.)
Nov. 6 (Parents only)
Dec. 4 (Parents AND children attend for Advent lesson.)
Jan. 8 (Parents only) NOTE: This is second Monday.
Feb. 5 (Parents AND children attend for Lenten lesson.)
March 5 (Parents only)
April 9 (Parents only) NOTE: This is second Monday.
May 7 (Parents only)
June 4 (Parents only)
 
Track II is the third Tuesday of the month from 7 to 8:45 p .m.
Oct. 17 (Parents AND children attend.)
Nov. 21 (Parents AND children attend for Advent lesson.)
Dec. 19 (Parents only) 
Jan. 16 (Parents only)
Feb. 20 (Parents AND children attend for Lenten lesson.)
March 20 (Parents only)
April 17 (Parents only)
May 15 (Parents only)
June 19 (Parents only)
 
INFANT BAPTISM
OLDER CHILD BAPTISM (RICA & Holy Family Program)
ADULT BAPTISM
HIGH SCHOOL CONFIRMATION
ADULT CONFIRMATION