First Reconciliation

Sacramental Preparation Registration Form

 

                                                                                                                  

September 2, 2020

 

Greetings Parents of Children for Sacraments –

 

I pray that you and your family are well and staying safe, during these unprecedented times that we are experiencing. We need to keep that hope alive and to know that we will get through this time, together.

 

This is a very special year for your child, as we begin the journey of their preparation for the Sacraments of Reconciliation and Holy Communion/Eucharist. This year of preparation is going to be carried out differently than in past years, due to the current situation in our world.

 

Know that we at St. Gabriel are in partnership with you as parents, all during this preparation process. But you are the main and first teachers of the faith to your children. Note the following important information.

 

+ Each child, who has been baptized in the Catholic Faith, a parent must complete & submit the Sacramental Preparation Registration Form  (This includes those children in St. Gabriel School AND/OR in Little Saints)

*Completed Sacrament Preparation Registration Form to be submitted NO LATER than Sept 15th

*If you have more than one child in preparation, complete separate form for each.

*Baptism Certificate needed for any child in Little Saints NOT baptized at St. Gabriel Church.

         *Baptism Certificates submitted no later than November 1st.

 

+ Each child is required to have at least ONE parent attend the Sacrament Preparation Parent Meetings.

            *Reconciliation Parent Meeting – Wednesday, Sept 23rd @ 6:30pm. PARENTS ONLY

                        *Meeting held in the church, masks and social distancing required.

*This is a very important meeting. Much information will be shared and the child’s preparation materials will be distributed. 

*The Sacramental Preparation fee for ALL students is $15. Please bring the exact amount in cash or check written to St. Gabriel Church. (No change will be given & No credit cards.)

*If you cannot attend this important meeting please contact myself, to schedule a time to meet.

 

*Other Sacrament Preparation Parent Meeting Dates will be discussed and shared at the Sept 23rd Parent Meeting.          

 

+The week of Sept 15th, an email will be sent to parents, who have submitted a registration for their child in the Sacramental Preparation Program. The email will explain further about how prep will be carried out for ALL the children this academic year. Therefore, it is very important that the attached Registration is submitted by Sept 15th.

 

+Please know that ALL families of St. Gabriel Parish are invited to participate in Little Saints, whether your child goes to St. Gabriel School or another school. It is very important that if your child does not attend St. Gabriel School, they do register and participate in Little Saints. (Children of Little Saints ONLY must complete Sacrament Preparation Form AND Little Saints Registration Form.)

 

Feel free to contact me with any questions or need of information. I am looking forward to this special year of Sacramental Preparation and being in partnership with you, and the faith formation of your child/ren.

 

Sincerely In Christ –

 

Angela P. Garcia

Pastoral Associate