first eucharist preparation
In May of 2017, Bishop Peter A. Libasci of the Diocese of Manchester, NH made the announcement about the change in the age of Confirmation from grade 10 to grade 3. This change now means that students in grade 2 will receive First Reconciliation only and in grade 3 will receive the Sacraments of Confirmation and First Eucharist at the same liturgy. The implementation of this change will take place beginning Sept. of 2018 with the completion of the implementation in 2021.
At Ste. Marie, we began preparing for this change in the late Fall of 2017.
Therefore, parents with students entering grade 2 in Sept. of 2018 should read the information on our Sacramental Preparation page, which outlines the format for preparing your child, lists the dates of our Sacraments Preparation Information Sessions and has the link for Online Registration by CLICKING HERE.
For more information and questions, please speak with the staff of the Children & Youth Ministry Office - Terry Bolduc & Michelle Pisacane - by calling (603) 624-1509 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org