1St Reconciliation/1st Communion at Resurrection Parish
1st Reconciliation and 1st Communion are traditionally celebrated in second grade at Resurrection but we welcome older children as well. Preparations for 1st Reconciliation begin Tuesday, September 12th, 2023 and the children will receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation on Tuesday, November 28th beginning at 6:30 p.m.
1st Communion preparations begin Tuesday, January 9th and children will receive the Sacrament of Holy Communion the weekend of April 20th/21st, 2024.
Public School children attend Tuesday evening classes to prepare for these sacraments. Catholic School families may prepare for these sacraments at-home or are welcomed to attend the Tuesday evening classes if space allows. Please contact [email protected] to inquire about availability or to learn more about sacrament preparations at Resurrection.
Both public and Catholic School families are asked to attend several parent and child gatherings to prepare for these Sacraments throughout the year.
Tuesday in-person sessions are 6:30-7:45 p.m. See the Schedule below.
Sunday, Sept 10th Outdoor Homecoming Mass followed by food, games, and live music beginning at 11 a.m.
Tuesday, September 12th-Orientation for ALL 1st Reconciliation Students and at least one Parent (Faith Formation classes for other students begin on September 19th)
Tuesday, September 19th- 1st First Reconciliation class (optional for Catholic students)
Tuesday, September 26th -2nd First Reconciliation class
Tuesday, October 3rd -3rd First Reconciliation class
Tuesday, October 10th – 4th First Reconciliation class
Tuesday, October 17th -5th First Reconciliation class
Tuesday, October 24th -6th First Reconciliation class
Tuesday, October 31st- No Classes due to Halloween
Tuesday, November 7th -7th First Reconciliation class
Tuesday, November 14th -8th First Reconciliation class
Tuesday November 21nd -NO CLASS (Thanksgiving Week)
Monday, November 27th – REHEARSAL ALL First Reconciliation Students and at least one Parent at 6:30 p.m.
Tuesday, November 28th- Sacrament of Reconciliation 6:30 pm
Tuesday, December 5th – Safe Environment training for non-Catholic school students
Tuesday, December 12th – Nativity Play and Christmas party with parents and students
Tuesday, December 19th-26th – NO CLASS (Christmas Break)
Tuesday, January 2nd – NO CLASS (Christmas Break)
Tuesday, January 9th -Orientation for All First Communion Students and at least one Parent
Tuesday, January 16th -1st First Communion class
Tuesday, January 23rd -2nd First Communion class
Tuesday, January 30th -3rd First Communion class
Tuesday, February 6th -4th First Communion class
Tuesday, February 13th –Mardi Gras-Lenten event for all Communion students and at least one parent
Tuesday, February 20th -5th First Communion class
Tuesday, February 27th- 6th First Communion class
Tuesday, March 5th -7th First Communion class
Tuesday, March 12th – 8th First Communion class
Tuesday, March 19st -9th First Communion class
Tuesday, March 26th – NO CLASS (Spring Break and Holy Week)
Thursday, March 28th – 7 p.m. Holy Thursday Services (encouraged attendance)
Friday, March 29th -Noon-3 p.m. Good Friday Services (encouraged attendance as you are available)
Sunday, March 31st -9 a.m. and 11 a.m. Easter Mass (encouraged attendance)
Tuesday, April 2nd – No Faith Formation (Easter week)
Tuesday, April 9th – 10th First Communion class
Tuesday, April 16th – Rehearsal for all First Communion children and at least one parent
Saturday, April 20th First Communion Masses at 2 & 4 p.m.
Sunday, April 21st First Communion Masses at 9 & 11 a.m.
Tuesday, April 23rd- Safe Environment training for all non-Catholic school students
Tuesday, April 30th- End of year party for First Communion children, Faith Formation children, and parents 6:30- 7:45 p.m.
Things to Do
Obtain your Child’s Baptism Certificate: Please send in a copy of your child’s baptism certificate. You may also call or email the baptizing church and ask them to send a record to Resurrection Parish, 48755 Warren Road, Canton, MI 48187. (734) 451-0444 or Fax: (734) 451-0454. Please send baptism certificate by November 1st, 2023. If your child was baptized at Resurrection, we already have everything we need!
Required Meetings: Attend the 2 required Reconciliation parent/child meetings and the 2 first Communion parent/child meetings in-person or contact me to attend a make-up meeting.
Reconciliation Preparations: Public School children attend in-person classes on Tuesday evenings. Catholic School Students: You are welcome and encouraged to attend the Tuesday night sessions if there is room in the class. Let [email protected] know if you are interested in this option. If doing the homeschool option, complete the 8 lessons in your Reconciliation booklet by November 27th. Use the family guide to help guide you through the process. You don’t need to be a theologian. Just share from your heart and let your child know how God has been working in your life!
First Communion Preparations: Between January 9th and April 9th, attend the Tuesday sessions Or, if in a Catholic School, complete the 10 lessons in your First Communion booklet. Use the family guide to guide you through the process!
Choose First Communion Dates: Review the 4 First Communion Mass options with your family and notify me via email of the best date for your family. (Please give me an estimated head count and you can revise this as the date gets closer.) The 2 p.m. Mass on Saturday, April 20th, will be a special Mass for 1st Communion families and will be the best option to accommodate families with a larger number of guests.