Children’s Sacramental Preparation, 2nd - 8th grade
Dear families, St. Edwin welcomes parents and children who find fulfillment in belonging to a local Catholic-Christian community, look forward each Sunday to the celebration of the Eucharist, and seek to be formed in the faith we hold dear. The goal of our program is full integration into the life of a local parish family, crowned by the reception of one or more of the Sacraments of Initiation and Reconciliation. This program is designed for children age seven (second grade) through middle school. As a result our program is fourfold: 1) Weekly Wednesday Class, from 4:30pm to 6:30pm, under the direction of our dedicated catechists. 2) Sunday Mass, even in the summer season when we do not have classes. Participation in the Eucharist forms the foundation of our program and all that we do here as a parish.* 3) “Learning,” which includes knowing the prayers and other important components of our faith. 4) Participation by the parents in our outdoor spring and fall festivals, and the December New Mexico Posada. It is a great way to get to know the other parishioners. Two years is the time of preparation for First Holy Communion. The children will make their First Reconciliation towards the end of the second year. We start each year the second week of September. You can see the various dates as well as vacations on the “Master Calendar” of this site. Refer to it often! For more information feel free to call or visit our office. *To successfully complete our program, parents with their children must be committed to regularly attending Sunday Mass.
Children’s Class
Dear families, St. Edwin welcomes parents and children who find fulfillment in belonging to a local Catholic- Christian community, look forward each Sunday to the celebration of the Eucharist, and seek to be formed in the faith we hold dear. The goal of our program is full integration into the life of a local parish family, crowned by the reception of one or more of the Sacraments of Initiation and Reconciliation. This program is designed for children age seven (second grade) through middle school. As a result our program is fourfold: 1) Weekly Wednesday Class, from 4:30pm to 6:30pm, under the direction of our dedicated catechists. 2) Sunday Mass, even in the summer season when we do not have classes. Participation in the Eucharist forms the foundation of our program and all that we do here as a parish.* 3) “Learning,” which includes knowing the prayers and other important components of our faith. 4) Participation by the parents in our outdoor spring and fall festivals, and the December New Mexico Posada. It is a great way to get to know the other parishioners. Two years is the time of preparation for First Holy Communion. The children will make their First Reconciliation towards the end of the second year. We start each year the second week of September. You can see the various dates as well as vacations on the “Master Calendar” of this site. Refer to it often! For more information feel free to call or visit our office. *To successfully complete our program, parents with their children must be committed to regularly attending Sunday Mass.