First Reconciliation and First Communion
At about age 7, children can begin to prepare to receive communion, the body and blood of Christ, for the first time. Preparation for First Reconciliation and First Communion. First Reconciliation (Confession) is celebrated in the season of Lent and culminates in the First Communion celebration during the Easter Season. Contact April Sandoval 503-281-4429 x – or a firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The Sacrament of Confirmation is, with Baptism and Eucharist, one of the three sacraments of initiation; confirmation completes and “confirms” the grace of baptism. Through the anointing with the sacred chrism the baptized person is “enriched with a special strength of the Holy Spirit,” and more than ever “obliged to spread and defend the faith by word and deed” (Catechism 1285). Confirmation is typically celebrated in the spring, every other year, with preparation classes for youth 14 and older and for adults who have not been Confirmed beginning in late winter. Contact Fr Dave Zegar, Michael Prendergast or April Sandoval for information on the preparation program.