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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. Faith Formation once per month on Wednesdays evenings will also be a key part of preparation.

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 [email protected].

Sacramental Preparation Gathering

​Save the Date
Wednesday, September 14, 2022
6:00 to 7:00 PM
Mersinger Hall
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. You received the preparation form via mail back in early August.

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 for the 2022-23 sacramental season.

DateEventTimeLocation
October 2, 2022Family Session9:30 AMSt. Anthony Hall
November 6, 2022 Family Session9:30 AMSt. Anthony Hall
December 5, 2022 Sacramental Celebration
First Reconciliation
6:00 PMAscension Church
February 5, 2023 Family Session9:30 AMSt. Anthony Hall
March 5, 2023 Family Session9:30 AMSt. Anthony Hall
April 19, 2023Rehearsal6:00 PMAscension Church
April 23, 2023Sacramental Celebration
First Eucharist
8:30 AMAscension Church
Dates, times and locations are subject to change.