Saturday, April 1, 2017
The primary goal of the First Communion Retreat is to come to the realization that when we receive Jesus in Communion...GOD is really inside of us...eager to hear what we want to tell Him.
8:30am - 12:00Noon
The Retreat is for the First Communicant and his/her parent(s) only -
please no siblings
8:30 – 9:00am - Registration in Rooms 111 & 112 in courtyard. Pick up Retreat Folder. Drop off completed God's Gift: Eucharist books.
9:00 – 9:40am - Everyone meets in the Church for Prayer Service
9:45 - 10:35 -
- Children with yellow folder (10:00 Mass) will meet at Station #1 (Main Church)
10:35 – 10:50 - Everyone will gather in Courtyard (or classrooms/hallways if bad weather) for snack time
- Children with blue folder (12:00 Mass) will meet at Station #2 (Assembly Room)
10:55 – 11:45 -
11:45 – 12:00 - Everyone to Assembly Room to turn in interview sheet and to pick up Eucharist books.
Station #1: Main Church – Children will practice receiving Jesus, and will go over instructions for the Mass. This is a good opportunity for parents to actually see the area reserved for your child, and serves as a rehearsal for what will happen on First Communion Day.
- Children with yellow folder (10:00 Mass) will meet @ Station #2 (Assembly Room)
- Children with blue folder (12:00 Mass) will meet @ Station #1 (Main Church)
Station #2: Assembly Room - Children and parents will participate in several activities to prepare their hearts to receive Jesus. Parents will then give their children an "interview" to make sure they are prepared to receive First Communion. If time, we will practice singing the First Communion Mass songs.
Snack Time - You may go anywhere in the building or courtyard to enjoy your snack. Water is provided.