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 Sacramental Preparation

​Guiding you and your second grader through two of the sacraments of initiation

Children in second grade or at least seven years of age are invited to be a part of the Faith Formation process in which they will prepare for the Sacraments of Reconciliation (also known as penance and confession) and First Eucharist. This preparation process is family based, age-appropriate and designed to help your children to grow in reverence and understanding of themselves as disciples of Jesus within the family of our Catholic Church.  This process will upon their Baptism and the understanding they we are all children of God.      

Our goal is to work with families to assist them as a primary part of the process in instructing and preparing their children for the sacraments. A central part of children’s preparation for the sacraments is their regular participation in the Sunday Mass, as well as participation in Faith Formation sessions.  Therefore, especially during this year of Sacrament Preparation, we encourage you to make regular Sunday celebration of Mass a family priority. The 8:30 AM liturgy at Ascension Parish will be an integral part of our Sacramental Preparation year.

If you have any questions or concerns about your child's Sacramental Preparation, please reach out to Elisa Esasky, Pastoral Associate of Faith Formation and Evangelization, in the Parish Office at 724.523.2560, ext. 12 or email her at

 Sacramental Preparation Gathering

​Save the Date
Monday, October 18, 2021
6:00 to 7:00 PM
Ascension Rectory
615 Division Street

Families should bring their completed Sacramental Preparation Registration Form with them to this meeting; as well as applicable Baptismal certificates. There is no fee.

 Sacramental Preparation Schedule

​The following dates, time and locations are for our second grade candidates and their families on the road to First Reconciliation and First Eucharist.


October 18, 2021

Gathering Event
6:00 PM
Ascension Rectory

November 7, 2021 

Family Session9:30 AMAscension Rectory

December 5, 2021 

Family Session9:30 AMAscension Rectory
December 13, 2021

Sacramental Celebration
First Reconciliation

6:00 PM
Sacred Heart

February 6, 2022 

Family Session
9:30 AMAscension Rectory

March 6, 2022 

Family Session9:30 AMAscension Rectory

April 2, 2022 

Retreat Day9:00 AM
Ascension Rectory
April 27, 2022

6:00 PM

7:00 PM

Ascension Church

Sacred Heart Church

May 1, 2022

Sacramental Celebration

First Eucharist

8:30 AM or

10:30 AM

Ascension Church

Sacred Heart Church