Anyone interested in enrolling for Religious Education classes and sacramental preparation at 14 Holy Helpers must register. Please download and print the registration form for entry into the program if not previously submitted, and into the First Eucharist program in particular:
… Registration for First Communion
Exciting News for Children making their First Eucharist A couple of years ago, Father David, Deacon Tom, and I were made aware of this wonderful Sacramental Program published by Dynamic Catholic. This is a very appropriate name for a company that brings our faith to life for all to experience.
This program is comprised of charming, short video clips for each lesson as well as a beautifully illustrated workbook which belongs to the individual child. That means that all their work, thoughts, and ideas should be written down for them to keep as a remembrance of this special occasion in their lives.
We here at Fourteen Holy Helpers have always said that we thank you for sharing the important job of teaching the faith to your children with us; however, you are the primary faith model to your child. For this reason, we are entrusting you to teach your child about the Sacrament of Eucharist utilizing this wonderful program. I, as well as Father David, and your child’s catechist will be with you along the road to answer questions, give advice, or just to talk about what you and your child are up to!
I’d love to hear from you if you have some ideas for enhancing these materials with activities, like games, field trips, TV programs, books, etc.
… Access to Videos. The videos are available on the Dynamic Catholic website … First Eucharist. Click on that link and scroll down to the First Eucharist session videos. Workbooks are available through the 14 Holy Helpers Religious Education office.
… Program Content. Eucharist Sessions include:
- Sunday is Special
- The Greatest Event on Earth
- The Word of God
- The Eucharist
- Your First Communion
- God’s Family
Please read over the printed sheets that are included in the information packet received at the Commitment Mass. They will give you information on what each session will look like. After that, you will have six pages that include the Name of the Session, Quick Overview of the Session, and Objectives of the Session. The time frame of each session is approximately 90 minutes. Please don’t rush through but take time to pray, read, discuss, and have your child answer questions and journal, draw, whatever is asked for.
- Appropriate Attire … LINK
- Holy Mass Etiquette … LINK
- Explaining the Real Presence of Jesus … LINK
- Body of Christ, Broken for the World … LINK
- Preparing for First Holy Communion, taken from Catholic Culture … LINK
- Children Learn What They Live … LINK
- A Parent’s Prayer … LINK
Schedule of Sessions
February 11th@ 6:30 PM – Live Streamed Meeting for Parents and Children
|Session Number||Session Title||Week to be completed||Initial when done|
|1||Sunday Is Special||2/21 – 2/27|
|2||The Greatest Event on Earth||2/28 – 3/06|
|3||The Word of God||3/07 – 3/13|
|4||The Eucharist||3/14 – 3/20|
|5||Your First Communion||3/21 – 3/27|
|6||God’s Family||4/11 – 4/17|
On the following date, Mrs. Voigt, will hold a 45- to 60- minute Zoom Session with the children. This will be a review session of the Lessons studied in the text. Please make sure that your child is up to date with the material.
|Date of Zoom||Sessions Covered|
|3/27||1, 2, 3|
Details for the Zoom session will be emailed to you. Please make sure that we have your correct email addresses on file. The session will begin at 10:00 AM. Please make sure that your children are able to be seen and answer questions during this session.
Retreat: Saturday, May 8th @ 9:30 AM until 11:30 AM
First Eucharist Mass: Saturday, May 15th at 11:00 AM
Times for Reconciliation will be announced.
Please return the completed books and this sheet to the catechist, to the rectory, or to the Religious Education Office by April 30th.
Please make sure that you follow this schedule and that you take the time to fully complete the lessons with your child.
*** Note from Sharon, If you need to contact me, please call me at 674-2180 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. Since, I only work part time, I will get back to you as soon as I can.
Wishing you God’s Blessings as you begin this important step with your child on their faith journey!
… Printable Link to this News and Schedule … LINK