Penance and First Holy Communion


A parish must be centered around the Table of the Lord’s Word (the ambo) and the Table of the Lord’s Sacrificial Supper (the altar) to reach its fullest potential. Most preparation for First Eucharist takes place at all Masses on select weekends; children are prepared to join the community at its Table at special ‘Learning Masses’. Contact the RF Office for more details at 908-284-2929. Adults wishing to celebrate First Eucharist should enter the RCIA program.

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Dear 2nd Grade Parents and Catechists,

Our parish supports you in your vocation as the primary religious educators of your children.  Preparation for FP/FHC (First Penance / First Holy Communion) involves teaching of the “basics” of the Faith, but also how to apply these teachings to a child’s relationships, decisions and goals.  Our combined efforts will help you understand the meaning of FHC.  As your CHILD strives to clarify his or her own convictions, attitudes, and values, YOU are his or her most influential role model.  Remember, “Faith is caught more than taught”.   Please mark your calendars to attend an important meeting we have arranged for you.  

MANDATORY PARENTS’ MEETING:  to be determined.

You must see the PCL/ Director of Religious Formation, if you miss the meeting.

We look forward to meeting you.  God bless you and your loved ones.

Sincerely yours in the Lord,

Mariam Nawab PCL

SEAS-Three Bridges, NJ

908-284-2929 Ext1123

“Children are a gift from the Lord.” PS.127:3