First Communion Preparation
First Communion will be on Saturday, May 30, 2020 at 17:00 in Good Shepherd's. Classes will be held on Wednesday and Thursday afternoons from 16:15 - 17:10 in the Parish Center. Children must be at least 7 years old to begin and parents must be able to commit to regular Mass attendance in order for their child to make their First Communion.
Every day we make choices. Most of the choices we make are good, but sometimes the choices we make are not. When we make choices that go against the will of God, we sin. When we sin, we need to ask for forgiveness. We can do this in the Sacrament of Reconciliation, also known as Confession. In the Sacrament of Reconciliation, we tell our sins to a priest who in turn helps us to find ways to make changes and improve our actions. When we do this, we show God we are sorry for what we have done wrong. Through the power of the Holy Spirit and the words and actions of the priest, God forgives us and heals us. Preparation for First Confession is often done before First Communion. In Switzerland, we believe that children should be a little older to fully realize the importance of this Sacrament. Preparation for Reconciliation is done the year after First Communion. Classes for the next school year begin in January 2019 and will be held in the Parish Center from 16:00-17:00. The Path of Reconciliation concluding with confession will be offered on Friday May 10 and Saturday May 11, 2019.
Confirmation will be on Sunday, May 31, 2020 at 18:00.