St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church
Jesus entrusted the ministry of reconciliation to the Church. The Sacrament of Penance is God's gift to us so that any sin committed after Baptism can be forgiven. In confession we have the opportunity to repent and recover the grace of friendship with God.
Confessions are held on:
Tuesday's from 8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Saturday's from 4:00pm - 4:45 p.m.
Children looking to receive their First Reconciliation:
Students in grade 2 will prepare for First Reconciliation and First Communion as part of the curriculum for that grade. As a prerequisite, students must complete first grade RE classes.
Students in 4th grade through 7th grade that have not received the sacraments of First Reconciliation and First Communion may participate in the Sacraments class after they have completed one year of RE.
In the celebration of the Eucharist, bread and wine become the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ through the power of the Holy Spirit and the instrumentality of the priest. The whole Christ is truly present -- body, blood, soul, and divinity -- under the appearances of bread and wine, the glorified Christ who rose from the dead.
First communion preparation is part of 2nd grade Religious Education classes. First Communion at St. Anthony's is set for the last Sunday in April or the first Sunday in May at the 10:00 a.m. Mass.
Students are required to attend 1st grade of Religious Education prior to entering the 2nd grade First Communion class.
First Communion is also offered for 4th-7th graders if they missed it in the 2nd grade.
Students must attend classes for one year prior to entering the class.