Preparing Children for their First Holy Communion

Requirements for First Holy Communion
First Holy Communion
The Church of St. Agnes

Prayers

  • Sign of the Cross
  • Hail Mary
  • Our Father
  • Glory Be
  • Prayer to Your Guardian Angel
  • Prayer Before Meals
  • Prayer After Meals
  • Act of Contrition
  • Fatima Prayer
  • Prayer to St. Michael
  • Hail Holy Queen
  • Apostles Creed
  • Rosary

The Natures of Christ –

  • Human
  • Divine

The two stories of Creation

The story of the fall of Lucifer

The story of the fall of man

The stories of Christ’s birth and death

Mary:

Her Immaculate Conception
The Annunciation
Her Assumption
Her role as Queen of Heaven

What is Grace?
Actual Grace?
Sanctifying Grace?

Trinity – Who/What is it?

10 Commandments
First Three – refer to God
Last Seven refer to ourselves and others
All as fully as they apply as is age appropriate

7 Sacraments – Form and Matter
Initiation

Baptism
Holy Eucharist
Confirmation

Reconciliation

Confession/Penance
Anointing of the Sick and Dying

Vocation

Matrimony
Holy Orders

Sin – Define what it is
Original
Actual
Venial
Mortal

Parts of the Mass:
What are they?
What is happening during each part?
What are the “things” used at Mass?

Cruets
Chalice
Ciborium
Credence Table
Paten
Lavabo
Etc.

Transubstantiation – define

The Liturgical Year – seasons of color – what they mean

Confession
How to make an examination of conscience
How to make a good confession
What to do once inside the confessional, step-by-step

Preparing Children for the Sacrament of Penance

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