First Reconciliation & First Eucharist

Janet Mitchell, Director of Religious Education
Email: Janet Mitchell: StMattRelEd@gmail.com; Phone: 203-838-3788, ext. 107.

Diocesan-Parent Consent-and-Release

Coming Soon: 2022-2023 First Reconciliation/First Eucharist
First Reconciliation/First Eucharist is a SEPARATE registration form from PreK-Gr 5 Faith Formation and will be EMAILED in late Fall 2022,  to all Second Grade students and older students who are eleigible to receive in May, 2023.

  • The Sacrament of Reconciliation, also known as Confession, is one of the Sacraments of healing—the ways in which our sins are forgiven. First Reconciliation is received prior to receiving the Sacrament of the Eucharist.
  • The Eucharist is the greatest of the Sacraments of initiation, the “source and summit of the Christian life.” In Holy Communion, we receive the Real Presence of Jesus under the appearance of bread and wine. Preparations for First Reconciliation and First Eucharist are coordinated through our Faith Formation Program, whether your child attends public or Catholic school.

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