St. Barnabas Home Page
Go to Parish Home Page Go to School Home Page
Home   |   School   |   Driving Directions   |   Contact Us

Contact Us Meet Our Staff Let Us Help Fast Facts Our Heritage Our Covenant View Our Facilities
Mass Schedules Lay Minister Schedules Prayer Groups Saints of Americas Shrine
Baptism Reconciliation Eucharist Confirmation Marriage Holy Orders Anointing of the Sick Funerals RCIA/Adult Initiation
How We Work Parish Council Spiritual Life Human Concerns Parish Life Education/Formation Administration
Children's Liturgy Religious Education Sacrament Prep Youth Ministry
Parish Calendar School Calendar Master Calendar Service Opportunities Schedule an Event / Reserve a Facility
PRINT Home » YOUTH » Sacrament Prep » First Reconciliation & First Eucharist

First Reconciliation and Eucharist

We are honored to invite the children to prepare for Eucharist, a Sacrament of Initiation. There are few moments in life that are remembered so tenderly as First Communion. Eucharist is about gathering at the Lord’s table where all are welcome to celebrate the death and resurrection of Jesus. Weekly, we gather with the community to be renewed in our faith, challenged and encouraged by the Word, nourished and strengthened by the Body and Blood of Christ.

The Sacraments of Eucharist and Penance, (also known as Reconciliation), are intimately connected.  In the Roman Church, preparation for and celebration of the Sacrament of Reconciliation precedes that of First Communion.  In his death and resurrection Christ overcomes sin and retores communion between the Father and humanity.  God's super-abundant love and mercy also lie at the heart of the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Human beings always stand within the the Father's call to repentance and grace. Our God so desires to reconcile, to forgive, and to be in communion with each of us.

Students celebrating First Eucharist in second grade must have been enrolled at St. Barnabas Catholic School or in Religious Education in first grade. There is a Eucharist fee of $40.00 per child. For further details, please contact the Religious Education Office, 773-445-3450. (Click here for First Eucharist Information Sheet)


September 29
7:00 PM - Church Hall
Parent Meeting for First Eucharist and Reconciliation
(Parents only!)
October 2 10:00 AM Sunday Mass
First Eucharist Enrollment of Candidates
November 10 6:30 PM – Church
First Reconciliation Family Gathering
Parents and child
**Information sheets due
November 29 6:30 PM – Church
Sacrament of Reconciliation
February 23 4:00 - 6:00 PM – School Hall
1st Communion Pictures (Optional)
March 9 6:30 PM - Church 
First Eucharist Family Evening of Reflection
Parents and child
***Banners & Communion Fees are due
May 2 6:30 PM – Church
1st Eucharist Rehearsal 
May 6 10:00 AM Mass - Saturday
First Eucharist Celebration
© 2008 The Catholic Community of Saint Barnabas. All Rights Reserved. | Website Design and Development by