First Penance and First Communion for Children

First Penance and First Holy Communion Programs are extended to all second graders whose families are registered in our parish. The Archdiocesan guidelines state that all children preparing for First Eucharist must prepare for First Penance. At the end of this preparation period, parents with the help of the parish staff may decide on the readiness of their children.

Our program is called FIRST PENANCE.  It is designed to provide children with an early positive experience of:

  • Understanding right from wrong,
  • Conscience formation,
  • Encountering the healing, mercy and forgiveness of God.