First Eucharist/First Reconciliation
PHONE: 973-379-3912 ~ FAX: 973-379-5356
50 SHORT HILLS AVE. SHORT HILLS, NJ 07078

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. - John 3:16

First Eucharist/First Reconciliation

The Sacrament of First Eucharist and Reconciliation

St. Rose of Lima is happy to welcome your interest in the
Sacraments of First Eucharist and Reconciliation for your child.

Faith Formation Office
973-379-3912 | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Important Dates

Christmas Day, Sunday, Dec. 25th -- Mass only – NO CLOW or Lessons after Mass
New Years Day, Sunday, Jan. 1st -- Mass only – NO CLOW or Lessons after Mass

President’s Weekend, Sunday, Feb. 19th – CLOW and Mass only - NO Lessons after Mass

Ash Wednesday, February 22, 2023
- All should receive ashes this day.

Parents will choose one of the 2 following dates for children to receive First Reconciliation:

Monday, February 27, 2023
- First Sacrament students receive First Reconciliation in Church at 7 PM
Saturday, March 4th
- First Sacrament students receive First Reconciliation in Church at 11:30 AM

Easter Sunday, April 9th - Mass only - No CLOW or Lessons after Mass

 


St. Rose of Lima Faith Formation Program is a restructured program that will be Family Based, centering around the weekly Sunday 9:30 AM. Mass is the first level of Catechesis and the best way to engage families back to the love of God by sharing in the Eucharist at Mass. Therefore, families are encouraged to participate in weekly Sunday Mass and be involved in teaching the faith to their children through this program.

Every Sunday, Kindergarten through 3rd graders will participate in the Children’s Liturgy of the Word (CLOW) program that meets in Ryan Hall at 9:30 AM while parents are at Mass in Church. Children will then reunite with their family in Church during the Presentation of the Gifts during Mass.

Once a month, 1st through 3rd graders will remain in Ryan Hall after CLOW ends for their grade specific lesson for additional 30 mins. This includes those students that need sacramental preparation for their First Reconciliation or First Eucharist.

Please select the links below for complete program details, instructions to register and the 2022-2023 calendar. 


VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

A
dults interested in volunteering to be a catechist for grades 1-3,
please contact the Faith Formation office at
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Thank you!

 

 

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