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Holy Family Catholic Church

1510 Fifth Street            .
Missouri City, TX 77489

(281) 499-9688

OFFICE HOURS

Mon – Fri8:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon
1:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Sat – SunClosed

Click HERE for Holiday/Holy Day

Schedule

Menu

First Reconciliation

  • English
  • Spanish

English Elementary Coordinator: Edna Martinez | 281-499-4612 ext. 330 | Edna.Martinez@holyfamilychurch.us

Spanish CCE Coordinator: Georgina Romero | 281-499-4612 ext. 304 |Georgina.Romero@holyfamilychurch.us

Create in me a clean heart O’ God, and put a new and right spirit within me. (Psalm 51:12)

  • Elegibility
  • Commitments
  • Format
  • Textbooks
  • Calendar
  • Parental Attendance

What are the Elegibility Requirements

    • The child must already be baptized
    • Must be at least 7 yrs. old (age of reason) by September 1st of the year to be enrolled
    • Must have attended CCE classes during the prior school year at Holy Family or faith formation classes at a Catholic school, other Catholic parish, or Catholic homeschool program. If faith formation did not occur at Holy Family, a letter will need to be provided from the corresponding Catholic school, prior parish, or from the parent describing the homeschool program and attendance record.
    • Parent and child must attend mass on weekends

What do we need to do?

    • Children will be registered and attend classes for catechesis of the Sacrament of Reconciliation (followed by First Eucharist) as well as their age and grade appropriate systematic catechesis (i.e. Family CCE).
      • Attendance in both classes is closely monitored.
      • A minimum 70% attendance is required. Special circumstances can be discussed with the coordinators.
    • At least one parent must also attend all sacrament sessions, the parent/child retreat and any other preparation, interviews, rehearsals or make-up sessions as needed.
    • Parent must sign and return Sacrament Preparation Promise (Policy) form.
    • A copy of the child’s baptismal certificate must be submitted at time of registration. If baptized at Holy Family, a separate form can be completed so the baptism can be verified. If adequate proof of baptism is not submitted by October, the child can only return to sacrament catechesis sessions until the proof of baptism is available. Special circumstances should be discussed with the coordinators.

How is this program setup?

    • English & Spanish tracks available.
    • English group meets one Wednesday a month from 6pm to 8pm.
    • Spanish group meets one Sunday a month from 2pm to 5pm.
    • Children accompanied by a parent/guardian will attend a Reconciliation Retreat prior to Reconciliation Day.

Current Textbooks

    • Called to Celebrate Reconciliation, Our Sunday Visitor
    • Prayers by Heart – The Catholic Children’s Prayer Book (Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston), St. Mary’s Press

First Reconciliation Program Calendars

    • English (Link to PDF File: FAM-SUN-SacPrep-1819-v1.pdf)
    • Spanish

Parental Attendance is Required

One of the most common question we receive is "Why do the parents have to attend, if the child is the one receiving the sacrament?"

Parents have a right and duty to be intimately involved in preparing their child for the sacrament of Penance. (NCD #126)

We are here to partner with you and support your efforts by providing a team of ministry servants who have met all the volunteer requirements in addition to taking time to work towards achieving catechist certification just so that they can have the privilege of sharing the catholic faith with your child.

Are you ready to register your child?

Would you like to participate in this extraordinarily fulfilling ministry?

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