Preparing for the Sacraments

In second grade, your child will be receiving TWO sacraments of Initiation: First Reconciliation and First Eucharist. What a special year this is sure to be!

First Reconciliation

  1. Date: Wednesday, January 19, 6:00-8:00 pm
    ★ Retreat for parents & students starting in the Social Hall and leading into the sanctuary for confession.
  2. Prepare at home:
    ★ With your child: FORMED** video series Signs of Grace: You Are Forgiven
    ★ Practice the Act of Contrition

First Eucharist

  1.  First Eucharist dates: Saturday, May 14 at the 5:00pm Mass OR Sunday, May 15 at the 10:30am Mass
  2. Evening of Preparation (parents & students): Wednesday, May 4 from 6:30-7:45pm (last day of classes)
  3. Prepare at home:
    ★ With your child: FORMED** video series Signs of Grace: You Are Loved
    ★ Optional adult-specific FORMED** video series: Presence: The Mystery of the Eucharist
     “The Mystery of the Eucharist explores the truth and beauty of Christ’s real presence in the Eucharist, from its origins in Sacred Scripture, to its profound  role in the life of the Church and her members.”
  4. If your child was not baptized at St. Edward, we need a copy of his or her baptism certificate. It has to be an official document sent by the church of baptism. This can be done by calling the parish and requesting them to send one to St. Edward.
    CHURCH OF ST. EDWARD
    9401 Nesbitt Avenue South
    Bloomington, MN 55437

**If you have never logged onto FORMED

  • Go to formed.org
  • Click ‘sign up’ → ‘sign up as a parishioner’
  • Search ‘Church of St. Edward’
  • Enter your name and email