ENCOUNTER Communion Prep

ENCOUNTER provides families and children with sacramental preparation experiences for 1st Communion that aims to prepare children and their families for the momentous encounter with Jesus in the Eucharist.

Incorporating our 3 Goals, Knowing [being informed through hands-on learning], Growing [being formed through faith experiences], and Living [being transformed through faith in action], ENCOUNTER offers families the opportunities to learn, understand, and participate in the sacrament with open and ready hearts.

Scroll down to learn more about the components of the ENCOUNTER program.

Important to Note

  • 1st Communion programming is currently set to begin in October 2021.     Due to the uncertain nature of COVID-19, dates/times are subject to change.

  • Per Canon Law and Archdiocesan rules, the celebration of all Sacraments, including Reconciliation and Communion, must be done in-person and cannot be received virtually. 

  •  All candidates for First Communion must be baptized, or scheduled to be baptized before they can receive the sacraments of Reconciliation and First Communion in the Spring.

ENCOUNTER Sessions 2021-2022

Group A Dates

October 17, 2021

November 14, 2021
December 5, 2021*
January 23, 2022
February 13, 2022

March 13, 2022

*Meeting  will be virtual

Group B Dates

October 24, 2021

November 21, 2021
December 12, 2021*
January 30, 2022
February 27, 2022

March 20, 2022

*Meeting  will be virtual


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