First Holy Communion 2016

St. Francis de Sales Parish ~ April 23, 2016

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We are so looking forward to Tuesday evening! Please see the letter below (January 5, 2016) for the details of the evening.

Please pray with your children always, but especially today and tomorrow as they prepare to receive this Sacrament of Healing for the very first time.

Prayer of Reconciliation

Forgiveness is a way of life for families. Every day family members are called to forgive one another for infractions both great and small. As your child prepares for first reconciliation, here is a prayer you can share with the entire family.

A Litany of Forgiveness

Leader:Blessed are you, Lord our God. We come before you to ask your forgiveness for all of our failings both great and small.
Generous God, you give us so many gifts in life, yet sometimes we forget to share them. And so we say...

All:We are sorry.

Leader:Faithful God, you are with us in one another, yet we sometimes refuse to recognize you. And so we say...

All:We are sorry.

Leader:God of gentleness, you ask us to bring peace to our family and to the world, yet sometimes we spread anger and trouble. And so we say...

All:We are sorry.

Leader:Gracious God, you give us a voice with which to sing, and words to speak, and yet sometimes our words are hurtful or untrue. And so we say...

All:We are sorry.

Leader:Loving God, you sent your only son to show us how to love and serve one another, and yet we sometimes are selfish and unloving. And so we say...

All:We are sorry.

Leader:Merciful God, as we prepare for first reconciliation, help us to ask forgiveness when we need to. Help us to forgive others who have wronged us. And let us be peacemakers in our school and in our family. We thank you for the gift of your forgiveness and love.


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Still looking for requested documents!

A letter was recently sent to any family that still needs to provide registration or baptismal information for their First Communicant. If you have not paid the $25.00 Sacramental Fee, please do at your earliest convenience.

If you have not returned the requested information, please do so as soon as possible!

Thank you for your cooperation in providing this required information.

Calendar of Events:

First Reconciliation

Tuesday, January 12, 2016, 7:15pm (church)

Mandatory First Communion Parent Meeting

Monday, February 1, 2016, 7:15– 8:00pm (refectory)

First Communion Retreat

Monday, March 7, 2016, 6:30– 8:00pm (meet in refectory)

First Communion Practice/Pictures

Saturday, April 16, 2016, 8:30– 10:15am (meet in gym)

Individual pictures begin at 10:15am

First Communion

Saturday, April 23, 2016, 11:00am, First Communicant arrival 10:40am

(meet in gym)