The Linked Parishes of  Pope John XXIII  &  Christ The King


First Eucharist
First Reconciliation
2021-22

 

Kids in Church

YELLOW MONDAY CLASS
Refer to Family Color Code for FAMILY NITE
Teachers:
Mrs. Ann Gionet (Mrs. "G")
Mrs. Stephanie Young
Mr. Mark Young

Monday, Sept. 27
Monday, Oct. 25
Monday, Nov. 29
Monday, Jan. 10
Monday, Feb. 7
Monday, Mar. 14

Monday, Apr. 18
Monday, May 16

GREEN THURSDAY CLASS
Refer to Family Color Code for FAMILY NITE
Teacher:
Mr. Len Gass (Program Coordinator)

Thursday, Oct. 7
Thursday, Nov. 4
Thursday, Dec. 9
Thursday, Jan. 20
Thursday, Feb. 17
Thursday, Mar. 24

Thursday, Apr. 28
Thursday, May 26

What's Going On In Class?

HOW CAN PARENTS HELP?
 - Please review the chapters with your child
- Work on Prayers (below)
- Bring your child to Mass

Let them see you receiving Communion

TO:  HOW CAN PARENTS HELP PREPARE FOR 1st CONFESSION?

 

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JANUARY / FEBRUARY
"Sunday Is Special"

Link to Chapter Videos

"The Greatest Event On Earth"
Link to Chapter Videos

"The Word of God"
Link to Chapter Videos

 

MARCH / APRIL
"The Eucharist"

Link to Chapter Videos


"Your First Communion"
Link to Chapter Videos

"God's Family"
Link to Chapter Videos

Forms, Handouts, etc.

Faith Form. Calendar

Sacramental Info Form

Reconciliation Companion

First Eucharist Banner and Workbook

The workbook is provided to assist you and your child in making a banner for First Eucharist Day.  It contains the following 7 lessons that should be completed together before making the banner:  Wheat (p.3), Grapes (p.4), Chalice (p. 5), Cross (p.6), Heart (p. 7), Candle (p.8), Child of God (p.9).  Be sure to spend some time discussing the “For Your Reflection” sections with your child.

Next, decide which symbols you would like to be on your banner.  You may also add pictures of your family, flowers, decorations and symbols of things that you do as a family.  You are NOT restricted to the cutouts and shapes included in the booklet.  Be as creative as you like with materials. 

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A few notes:

  • Be sure to include your child’s name in your design.

  • As you can see, our banners are rectangular and do not have the point as shown on p.10.  

  • There is a small sleeve sewn into the white felt banner for the dowel.  Be sure to orient your banner with this sleeve on the TOP. 

Remember that this banner is representative of your family’s faith journey, and please keep it appropriate for use in the church.

 

How can parents help their child prepare for their 1st Confession?

Review the chapters/videos in their "Blessed" Lesson Book

Review the "Reconciliation Companion" Booklet

Try doing the short online lesson found
below with them.

Help memorize prayers - especially :

Our Father & Act of Contrition

Help them learn about examining their conscience
 Here are some ways to do that.








MOST IMPORTANTLY
Remind them that they are loved!!

1st Communion Masses - Registration
Please sign your child up for your preferred Mass.  

 

A conscience is the voice in your head, and the feeling in your heart, that tells you if something is right or wrong.

Have you ever done something you knew wasn’t ok, and then you felt achy in your heart or kind of prickly in your body? That’s your conscience!

If you’ve ever thought about doing something you knew wasn’t ok, and the voice in your head said, “Maybe you shouldn’t do that. You might get in trouble.” That’s your conscience!

Your conscience is your inner guide and it helps you figure out how to make good choices. As you grow up, you learn right from wrong. Your conscience is the thought and feeling you have that tells you whether something is a right or wrong thing to do or say. “Listening to your conscience” means you hear and feel the messages your conscience sends you that help you make a good choice.

Our Conscience helps us to know right from wrong.

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“Maybe you shouldn’t do that.

HOW TO DECIDE WHAT'S THE RIGHT THING TO DO

 

Some decisions you make aren't terribly important.

For example, you might decide to have chocolate ice cream instead of vanilla.

But other decisions may involve a choice between right and wrong, and sometimes it's not easy to know what to do.

Whenever you aren't sure what's the right thing to do, stop and think, and ask yourself these questions:

What does my conscience – that "little voice" inside my head – say about it?

  Could it hurt anyone – including me?

  Is it fair?

  Would it violate the Golden Rule?

   How would I feel if somebody did it to me?

  Have I ever been told that it's wrong?

  Deep down how do I feel about it?

  How will I feel about myself later if I do it?

  What would adults I respect say about it?

 

If you still can't decide, talk it over with someone you trust and respect.

Your first opportunity to tell God you're sorry is coming up -

your first Confession. 

Important Dates

Enrollment Ceremony

Sat., Nov. 13 5:30pm Mass @ PJ23

Sun., Nov 14 8:30am Mass @ CTK

Families will be divided evenly between the masses on a first come/first served basis

Sign-ups are live now (above)

First Reconciliation - at Family Nites

Mon., Jan, 24

Mon., Jan, 31

Thurs., Feb. 3

Held on these FAMILY NITES

 

First Communion

Sat., April 30,  5:30pm Mass @ PJ23

Sun., May 1, 8:30am Mass @ CTK

Families will be divided evenly between the masses on a first come/first served basis

Remember to work on memorizing your prayers!

Glory Be

Glory be to the Father,
and to the Son,
and to the Holy Spirit.
As it was in the beginning,
is now,
and ever shall be,
world without end.
Amen.

Grace Before Meals

Bless us O Lord, and these thy gifts,
Which we are about to receive, from thy bounty,
Through Christ, Our Lord.
Amen.

Lord's Prayer

Our Father, Who art in heaven,
Hallowed be Thy Name.
Thy Kingdom come.
Thy Will be done, on earth as it is in Heaven. Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil. Amen.

Bedtime Prayer

Now I lay me down to sleep,
I pray the Lord my soul to keep.
Angels watch me through the night,
And wake me with the morning light.

Hail Mary

Hail Mary, full of grace.
The Lord is with thee.
Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus.
Holy Mary, Mother of God,
Pray for us sinners now, and at the hour of our death. Amen.

Act of Contrition

Kids Version

My God, I am sorry for my sins with all my heart. 

In choosing to do wrong and failing to do good, I have sinned against you whom I should love above all things. 

I firmly intend, with your help, to do penance, to sin no more, and to avoid whatever leads me to sin. 

Our Savior Jesus Christ suffered and died for us. 

In his name, my God, have mercy.  

Amen.