First Holy Communion & Reconciliation
(Grades 1, 2 and 3)

The focus of Grade 1-
Communion I /
First Reconciliation

Our first year focuses on the Person of Jesus in our series,
Alive In Christ.  First Graders are beginning to move into a communion and intimacy with Jesus Christ.  This program acts as an introduction to a relationship with Jesus and the Church community.

 

The focus of Grade 2- 
Communion II

Our second year 
introduces the child to God’s rules and guidelines for living. The children are also taught the parts of the Mass and what the Church teaches about the Sacraments.  Preparation for Reconciliation and Eucharist are an important part of this exciting year.

The focus of Grade 3:
The Church and this year our third graders will learn that our Church is one, holy, catholic and apostolic – and what that means.

Apostles of Hope
Mass Assignments
First, Second
and Third Grades

Mass Readings for each week, can be found by simply clicking on the date listed.

The Second Sunday of Ordinary Time

I saw the Spirit come down like a dove from heaven and remain upon him.

John 1:32

Due:

Weekend Masses of Jan. 25th / Jan. 26th

The Baptism of the Lord

This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased!"

Matthew 3: 17

Due:

Weekend Masses of Jan. 18th / Jan. 19th

The Epiphany of The Lord

"They were overjoyed at seeing the star, and on entering the house they saw the child with Mary his mother.”

Matthew 2:1-12

Due:

Weekend Masses of Jan. 11th / Jan. 12th 

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"This is my body,
      which will be given for you; do this in memory of me."

The Sacrament of Holy Communion, also known as Eucharist, is a sacred occasion for all Catholics. During the Sacrament of Holy Communion, Christians receive and eat the body and blood of Christ Jesus, and they enter into unity with Christ and the Church. The Church encourages all its members, in a state of grace, to partake of Holy Communion weekly at the Sunday Mass.

For children, their First Holy Communion is celebrated annually in late spring. In order to participate in the celebration of First Holy Communion, children attend weekly Parish Religious Education (PRE) classes from September through May as part of a two-year program. PRE helps children attain the Church requirement of “sufficient knowledge and careful preparation so as to understand the mystery of Christ according to their capacity, and receive the Body of the Lord with faith and devotion.”

Saints Philip and James RC Church

One Carow Place

St. James, New York 11780 

1-631-584-5454 (Parish Center Main Office)

1-631-862-9675 (Main Fax)

E-mail: info@sspj.org

One Carow Place

St. James, New York 11780

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