Welcome to Information Night
First Eucharist Process at Queen of All Saints
We are so excited that you have chosen to bring your child to the table. We introduced this program to the parish several years ago and we’ve had many parents tell us how helpful they found the classes and how much they appreciated them. We are very excited to now introduce this program to you:
We are very excited to offer this program and our reasons are many:
The instructions coming from the church (such as the General Directory for Catechesis and 1999 US Bishops: Our Hearts were Burning Within Us) all indicate that adults are at the center of the Church’s religious education and it is the parents’ duty to be intimately involved in preparing their child for Eucharist.
As parents bring forth their children for sacraments in this parish, we find that many of you have had no religious instruction since childhood. Your knowledge may need a little updating and refreshing. You need to know our faith if are to effectively pass it on to your children. Learning is not just for kids.
Over and over, we see families very excited to celebrate their child’s First Communion and then afterward their interest and attendance decreases. We want better for you. We want to help you understand not only the commitment but the benefits involved in really being a catholic.
Even for those families who understand and practice their faith, these classes help reinforce and improve the celebration of this awesome sacrament. Praying and studying together will help strengthen your family.
Vatican II invites all Catholics to “Full, Active, Conscious Participation” in the Eucharist. Through helping both the parent and the child, we hope to make your Sunday worship more committed and more meaningful.
In order for your child to celebrate First Communion here at Queen of All Saints, you must commit to attending these monthly meetings. We realize things come up and you may have to miss a session or two. You must call 685-8707 if you will be missing a session so we can be sure to send you the materials. If you are unable to make most of the sessions please call and we can discuss it. We do not wish to create a burden, but to enhance your Sunday
If you have older siblings in the family they are welcome to join your child. If you have younger children who need free childcare for the evening, please call 685-8707 and request it or sign up at Info Night.
We are also asking each family to sign up at least one time this year to serve at mass either as greeters, bringing up the gifts, singing in the choir, and setting the table. Sign ups will be taken at all meetings. Sign up as much as you’d like.
Note: First Communion is scheduled to take place at all the masses on the weekend of May 5th and 6th . You may sign up for your mass time preference at our November 7th meeting.
If you are a member of Queen of All Saints Parish and are not currently registered (if you receive mail from us such as the newsletter, envelopes, and Christmas and Easter letters then you are registered) we ask you to please do so. If you are members at another parish, we ask that you obtain a simple letter from that parish allowing your child to celebrate First Communion here at QAS (this mostly applies to school children).
If your child has not been baptized, be sure to let Mrs. Tomsic know immediately. There will be a meeting in October that you must attend.
We look forward to having you in the program. Be sure to check your name on the sign in sheet tonight or call 685-8707 to register. There will be a registration form and a $25 donation collected for First Communion. A copy of your child’s baptism form will be needed.
If you the parent have not celebrated your own baptism, first communion or confirmation, please talk to me immediately and we can register you for RCIA or Adult Confirmation.
If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to call Mrs. Tomsic at 685-8707. God Bless you and your child.
We’ll see you and your child in the Hall October 3rd at 7pm. (This meeting is very important as your child will be receiving a special cross and signing a book)