First Penance And Holy Communion

The celebration of First Penance and First Holy Communion is one of the most joyful times in the life of the Catholic family.  As parents and Godparents present their children for these important Sacraments in the life of the Church, they offer them a new opportunity to know the Lord's forgiveness and generosity.

Baptized Catholic children may begin preparation for these Sacraments at the age of 7 or when they have begun the 2nd Grade.  Preparation for these Sacraments is satisfied with religious instruction at OLMC Catholic School, or by participating in our CCD (Confraternity of Christian Doctrine) program of catechesis (We begin on September 26th in OLMC middle school classrooms at 9 AM).  In addition, there are required workshops for children and their parents for both the celebration of Penance and Holy Communion.

Parent orientation for First Holy Communion will be on Sunday, September 19th at 11:40 AM in Saint Michael Hall. First Reconciliation Workshops begin October 17th /October 24th.

For information or to register, contact Cristy Barton at 757-595-0385 ext. 131 and/or cbarton@olmc.org