Saturday - 4:30 p.m.
Sunday - 7:30 a.m. - 9 - 11 & 5:30 p.m.
Monday - Saturday: 8 a.m.
Tuesday: 6 p.m.
Monday - Saturday: 7:30 a.m.
Tuesday: 5:30 p.m.
Saturday: 3 p.m.
Sunday: 8:45 - 9:30 a.m.
Monday-Friday: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Most children begin and complete preparation for First Reconciliation and First Eucharist in second grade. Whether your child attends Epiphany School or goes to Epiphany Faith Formation, your child will be preparing to receive these sacraments using our Catechesis of the Good Shepherd program.
In addition to Catechesis of the Good Shepherd, children receive ongoing help at home from their parents and guardians. Materials are provided by the parish. Parent/guardian participation is an essential component of sacramental formation and preparation. Parents partner with the parish ensuring children are prepared for the reception of the sacraments. Click HERE to read the Archdiocesan Requirements regarding The Sacrament of Penance and the Celebration of First Holy Communion.
First Reconciliation preparation in the fall begins the process for students to receive their First Eucharist in the spring. Students need to be registered in either Epiphany Catholic School or the Family Faith program by September 18, 2019.
First Reconciliation Parent and Child Meeting: Wednesday, October 9 at 4:30-6:00 p.m. or 6:30-8:00 pm in the Cafeteria. A parent and child must attend one of the two offered sessions. This is a mandatory meeting in order for your child to receive the sacraments this year.
Reconciliation Retreat and Reception of Sacrament: Saturday, February 8 from 9-12:30 p.m. At the First Reconciliation Parent and Child meeting in October, there will be an opportunity for parents to sign up for a time slot to attend the First Reconciliation Retreat. At this retreat, parents and their child will review what they learned in their months of preparation for this sacrament. This retreat will be time of prayer and reflection, to prepare the heart of the child who is making his/her First Reconciliation. The Sacrament of First Reconciliation will be received on the same day as the retreat, directly following the completion of the retreat.
First Eucharist Parent and Child Meeting: Wednesday, February 19 at 4:30- 6:00pm or 6:30-8:00pm in the Cafeteria. A parent and child must attend one of the two offered sessions. This is a mandatory meeting in order for your child to receive First Communion this year. Your child’s newly issued baptismal certificate is due into the parish at this time. You will also have the opportunity to sign up for a First Communion Mass if you have all of your needed paperwork in. FYI, there is limited seating for each Mass.
Eucharist Retreat: Saturday, May 2 from 9:00am-12:30pm. Parents and child will review preparation for the sacrament and have a time of prayer. You will be able to sign up for a retreat time slot at the First Eucharist Parent and Child Meeting.
Rite of Sending: Sunday, May 3rd at the 9:00am and 11:00am Masses. The Rite of Sending offers the parish community an opportunity to acknowledge the children who will be receiving sacraments this year. The community will then send the children forth with the assurance of the parish’s care and support.
Celebration of Sacrament of Eucharist (First Holy Communion): Saturday, May 9 at 4:30pm in the church with practice Wednesday, May 6th at 6 p.m. in church. OR Sunday, May 10 at 9:00am in the church with practice Thursday, May 7th at 6 p.m. in church. OR Sunday, May 10 at 11:00am in the church with practice Friday, May 8th at 6 p.m. in the church.
First Communion Thanksgiving Retreat (Optional): Saturday, May 16th at 8am- 2pm This is an optional First Communion Thanksgiving Retreat. We will give thanks for the great gift that Jesus gives us at Mass, Himself. There will also be a time of prayer and reflection on the past year of sacrament preparation. You must RSVP for this.