First Reconciliation

First Penance and First Holy Communion
• A candidate must be a baptized Catholic. If not baptized at St. Mary Our Mother, a baptismal certificate is required.
• Candidates for First Penance and First Eucharist must have participated in regular religious education or have attended Catholic School for the year preceding enrollment for preparation of the these sacraments.
• Candidates are to have the use of reason, which is canonically presumed at the age of seven.
• Catechesis and celebration of First Eucharist is to be separated from that of First Penance. These Sacraments shall ordinarily take place when a child is in grade two.