First Reconciliation and Eucharist Registration

FIRST RECONCILIATION AND FIRST EUCHARIST PREPARATION REQUIREMENTS

If you would like your child to receive the sacraments of Reconciliation and/or Eucharist, please register your child for Christian Formation classes. In order to be eligible for reception of these Sacraments

  • The family must be registered members of Holy Cross Church.
  • Your child must be a baptized Catholic in grade 2 (7 years or older).
  • The office of Christian Formation must receive proof of the child’s Catholic baptism.
    • If baptized at Holy Cross: Fill out necessary information on the application.
    • If baptized elsewhere: Obtain a copy of the Catholic Baptismal Certificate and include it with the application for sacrament preparation classes. If you do not have the certificate, please contact the baptismal church and request a copy. If you have difficulty locating an address or phone number, please ask us for assistance.
  • The minimum formation requirements are the following: Must be currently enrolled and attending Christian Formation classes or attending Catholic school and ongoing participation in weekend Mass. Readiness for children to begin preparation for First Communion is determined in part by their interest in receiving the sacrament, feeling like they belong to the Catholic community, praying at home and at Mass and their ability to relate to Jesus as one who loves.
  • Preparation consists of Reconciliation and Eucharist parent meetings which must be attended by at least one parent/guardian AND two sessions which must be attended by at least one parent/guardian AND child. Weekly attendance at Christian Formation classes continue to be required unless attending Holy Cross Regional Catholic School

SPECIAL SACRAMENT NEEDS (Rite of Christian Initiation for Children):

  • Children 7 years and older who have not been baptized Catholic must attend regular Christian Formation classes or apply to the RCIA program.
Child's Information
Name
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Address
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E-mail
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School
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Grade in the Fall
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Mother's Name
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Mother's Maiden Name
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Mother's Phone --
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Father's Name
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Father's Phone --
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Sacraments Already Received
(please complete all items)
Catholic Baptism  
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Please provide a Baptismal Certificate - if baptized at a parish other than Holy Cross or if you have not submitted it already for our files.
Name of Catholic Church where Baptized
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Include the city and state.
Eucharist  
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Name of Catholic Church where Eucharist was received
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Include the city and state.
Was the child baptized in a non-Catholic Church?
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if so, please include name of the church and the city and state.
Child attended Catholic Christian Formation classes last year (2017-18)?
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Child attended Catholic school last year (2017-18)?
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Child has no previous Christian Formation
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Photographs are sometimes taken of events for our parish web page and publicity. If you do not wish to have your child photographed, please check this box. Names of children are never listed
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