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Weekend Masses
Saturday - 4:30 p.m.
Sunday - 9 & 11 a.m.

Weekday Masses
Monday - Saturday: 8 a.m.
Tuesday: 6 p.m.

Confessions
Monday - Saturday: 7:15 - 7:50 a.m.
Tuesday: 5:30 - 5:50 p.m.
Saturday: 3 - 4:15 p.m.

Office Hours
Monday-Friday: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Summer Hours: Fridays 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

First Sacraments


First Sacraments

First Sacraments

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.

For more information about Catechesis of the Good Shepherd, click here. 

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 14, 2020.

First Reconciliation Important Dates

First Reconciliation Parent Information Meeting: Wednesday, October 7, 2020 at 8:00-9:00 a.m. or 6:00-7:00 pm in the Media Center.  One parent 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 20, 2021 from 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. At the First Reconciliation Parent Information 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 Important Dates

First Eucharist Parent Information Meeting: Wednesday, March 3rd at 8:00- 9:00 a.m. or 6:00-7:00p.m. in the Media Center. One parent 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 1 from 9:00am-1:00pm. 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 Information Meeting.

Celebration of Sacrament of Eucharist (First Holy Communion): Saturday, May 15 at 10:00 a.m. in the church with practice Tuesday, May 11th at 6 p.m. in church. OR Saturday, May 15 at 1:00 p.m. in the church with practice Thursday, May 13th at 6 p.m. in the church.

Dana Butler

Sacramental Coordinator, 763.862.4335 or dbutler@epiphanymn.org