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Holy Family Catholic Church at 9800 Baymeadows Rd, Jacksonville, FL 32256 US - First Holy Communion

First Holy Communion

In The Diocese of St. Augustine Office of Christian Formation
Parents are the primary educators of their child/children. In celebrating the Rite of Baptism of Infants, parents publicly commit to forming their children in the life of faith. 
Parents are addressed:
“Parents you have asked to have your child baptized. In doing so you are accepting the responsibility of training him/her in the practice of the faith. It will be your duty to bring him/her up to keep God’s commandments as Christ taught us, by loving
God and neighbor.”
“Parents have a right and duty to be intimately involved in preparing their children for First Communion. Catechesis aims to help parents grow in their understanding and appreciation of the Eucharist and participate readily in the catechizing of their children. Parish or school programs of religious formation assist parents in this most important responsibility but never usurp the rightful role of parents.
When speaking of the readiness of a child to celebrate a sacrament, there are three areas to address: the family, the individual and the parish community. 
Family: primary place of child’s formation
·       Does your family participate in the life of the community in the areas of worship, formation (education), and service?
·       Has your child received appropriate formation for his/her age?
·       Does your family pray together at home?
·       As parents are you willing to commit to the continuing formation of your child in worship, formation and service?
The readiness of the individual involves the following:
·       Is the child baptized and does she have the use of reason (about the age of seven)?
·       Does the child express a desire to celebrate Eucharist?
·       Does the child participate in the liturgy on a regular basis at the parish?
·       Has the child been formed in faith in an age appropriate manner including basic knowledge of who
              Jesus is and what he has done?
·       Can the child distinguish Eucharist from ordinary bread?
·       Because sacraments are community celebrations, the parish also has a responsibility in sacramental preparation.
·       Does your parish provide you (parents) with the necessary support and information to enable you to fulfill your role as primary educator of your child?
·       Does your parish provide opportunities for lifelong faith formation?
·       Does the community welcome children into its life?
Basic themes to be taught prior to First Eucharist:
·       Eucharist as the Presence of Jesus
·       Eucharist as Symbol of God’s Care
·       Eucharist as Meal
·       Eucharist as Sacrifice
·       Eucharist as a Memorial
·       Eucharist as Bread Broken and Shared
·       Eucharist as Celebration
·       Eucharist as Belonging

First Holy Communion 2014/2015 Important Dates:
Sun. March 1, 2015            2:30pm-4:30pm         Retreat I              Church/School
Sun. March 22, 2014          2:30pm-4:30 pm        Retreat II             Church/School
Sun. April 19, 2015           2:30pm-4:30pm          Reflection Day    Church/Hall
Friday, May 8, 2015          6:30pm-8:00pm          Rehearsal             Church
Saturday, May 9, 2015      10:30 am                     Sacrament Day    Church




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