Penance and First Holy Communion


The First Reconciliation Penance Service/ Confession for the children and  their families is as follows.  

Monday, November 16, 2020 at 6:45pm for the Monday Afternoon session;

Monday, November 23, 2020 at 6:45pm for the Tuesday Afternoon & Evening session;

Tuesday, November 24, 2020 at 6:45pm for the Wednesday Afternoon session.

All 2nd Grade children must be in the Church by 6:45PM.  You will be directed to a pew.  The Prayer Service will be in the Church.  Siblings and adults are welcome to go to Confession in the Narthex, the Chapel, or Parish Offices during the prayer service.

The 2nd grade children will attend the entire prayer service.  After the Prayer Service, 2nd grade children will be directed to go to the Parish Hall with one parent for confession.   One parent will wait quietly outside the Parish Hall until their child is done with confession.  All other family members will wait in the Parish Hall foyer for their 2nd grader to be done with confession.

After the First Penance (confession), children will go to the foyer of the Parish Hall to put their sheep nametag on the Good Shepherd Board (picture of Jesus).  Family pictures can also be taken at this time.

Please confirm you can attend your assigned date and time and how many people will be attending with you via email to as soon as possible.


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.

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 Ext 1123

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