FIRST RECONCILIATION AND FIRST EUCHARIST
Preparing to receive the Sacrament of First Reconciliation and the Sacrament of First Eucharist is an exciting time in a child’s life! Our preparation program is designed for students in second grade and older. It is a journey in faith for the children and their parent. Children registering for Sacramental Prep must have participated in at least one full year of Faith Formation prior to entering the program and must be attending Faith Formation regularly.
First Reconciliation - Formal preparation for First Reconciliation begins in the Fall. Our program consists of two workshops that both parent and candidate must attend and a workbook to be completed at home by the candidate with parental support. The children celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation on a Saturday morning.
First Eucharist - Formal preparation for First Eucharist begins in early Spring. Our program consists of two workshops that both parent and candidate must attend and a workbook to be completed at home by the candidate with parental support. The Sacrament of First Eucharist is celebrated with our parish community during a regularly scheduled Mass time on a Sunday in the Spring.
Sacramental Prep 2021 – Parent meetings are scheduled for First Reconciliation and First Eucharist in January 2021. For more information on Sacramental Prep 2021 email Letty Mason at email@example.com.
Confirmation- teens are invited to begin preparing to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation in the 9th grade. They need to be actively involved in religious education one year prior to beginning preparation. This program provides teens with an opportunity to deepen their personal relationship with Jesus Christ and to serve Him in the Church and in the community. Preparation consists of large/small group catechesis, fellowship, choosing/meeting with a sponsor, participating in a retreat, and an interview with a parish priest.
As one of the Sacraments of Initiation, Confirmation completes the Sacrament of Baptism. A special outpouring of the Gift of the Holy Spirit equips us as Catholics for active participation in worship and in life of the Church. Teens are invited to begin preparation to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation in the 9th grade. Candidates need to be actively involved in religious education one year prior to beginning preparation.
Our Confirmation Preparation program begins in January 2021. The Sacrament of Confirmation will be received in November 2021. Confirmation registration has begun for the upcoming year.
If you have any questions, please contact our Faith Formation Coordinator, Letty Mason at 301-733-0410 x106 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Letty’s office hours are Tues and Thurs from 9:00 – 2:00.
To register please click on and complete all 4 documents:
Minor liability and waiver: https://www.osvhub.com/stannchurchhagerstown/forms/permission-release-agreement-for-minors
In-Person/Video Meeting Permission: https://www.osvhub.com/stannchurchhagerstown/forms/in-person-video-meeting-permission
EMERGENCY CLOSINGS: In the event of inclement weather or other emergencies, please call the Parish Office (301-733-0410) or check St Ann Facebook page and email received via Flocknote.
For once a month Family Formation and for Confirmation, a decision to cancel will be made by 2:00 p.m. on Sunday.
During the week, if school is cancelled, there will be no 8 am Mass and all activities at the Church will be cancelled. If school is delayed, there will be no Mass but activities at the Church will still be held, weather pending. Check with the parish office to confirm your event. As always, please use your discretion in inclement weather.