First Reconciliation/Eucharist

Saturday 10/12/2019 from 9:30 am– 11:30 am. Parents and children will pray together in Church. Children will be brought to their assigned classroom, and parents will begin their session in the St. Paul School Cafeteria. Topics will include the examination of conscience, instruction for going to confession, the act of contrition, the meaning of absolution, and the Confessionals will be open for inspection.

Parents with children preparing for the Sacraments of First Reconciliation and First Eucharist are expected to attend a meeting discussing these sacraments and this year of preparation on Tuesday, September 24th at 6:30 PM in the Saint Paul School Gym. Please contact the Religious Education Office for more information. We look forward to meeting with you as we begin the journey with you towards your child's celebration of these sacraments.

Do you have a child entering into First Grade? It's time to begin preparing for First Reconciliation and First Eucharist! You have a few options to get started. Children can attend Summer Academy (July 22nd-August 2nd Monday-Friday 9:00 am- 12:00 pm) Sunday Parish Religious Education Program (beginning September 15th 8:40- 9:45 am), Tuesday PREP (4:30- 5:45 pm) or Family Home Study. To find out more about registering click here: https://www.stpaulsofprinceton.org/faith-formation/parish-religious-education-program/registration-form


Did your rising second grader miss first grade Religious Education? Sign up for Summer Academy to catch up, and they will still be able to begin second grade preparation in the fall.

The parish also offers an optional kindergarten program! This program is offered on Sunday Mornings from 8:40- 9:45 am. This is a fun opportunity to become involved with Religious Education! Children will do crafts, say their prayers, and participate in fun lessons!

Church and Spiritual Center

Students registered for Sunday PREP and Stuart Country Day School, as well as some Family Home Study Families will celebrate First Eucharist at 9:30 am. Children in Hispanic PREP will celebrate at 11:30 am. You should arrive in the Spiritual Center no later than 15 minutes early to line up for your celebration!

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Where: Spiritual Center and Church

Children preparing for the sacrament at St. Paul School will celebrate at 9:30 am. Children preparing in Sunday PREP, Princeton Academy of the Sacred Heart, and some Family Home Study students will celebrate at 11:30 am. Please arrive at the Spiritual Center at least 15 minutes early to line up.

The First Reconciliation Retreat is this Saturday, October 13 from 9:30 am until 11:30 am. Children preparing for Reconciliation are expected to attend with one parent/guardian. We will begin the day in prayer as we gather in the Church, and then children and parents will break into their own sessions. The purpose of the day is to provide children an opportunity to become more comfortable with the sacrament of reconciliation. Parents will have their own opportunity for reflection and conversation on preparing their children for this sacrament.

There will be a meeting for parents of all children preparing to celebrate the sacraments of First Reconciliation and First Eucharist at St. Paul Parish during the 2018-2019 school year on Tuesday, Sept. 25 at 7:30 pm in the school gym. It is important that one parent from each family attend this meeting as we prepare for this exciting time in the life of your child and family. For more information, please contact the Religious Education Office.