Children are prepared for the First Reception of Holy Eucharist and the First Reception of the Sacrament of Reconciliation (penance) by participating for two years in formal religious education either by attending All Hallows Academy, or the All Hallows Parish Faith Formation Program. Parents, whom the church calls “the first teachers of the faith” will meet to receive materials to help families prepare their children for the Sacrament of Reconciliation and Holy Communion.
After preparation, families have the privilege of bringing their child to the Lord’s Table during the Easter Season (dates TBD).
For more information, please contact Catherine Adams (858) 459-2975
Memorandum dated 11-19-2020 from Bishop Robert McElroy
“Preparation programs for the reception of the sacraments of First Penance and First Eucharist shall be two years in length.”