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Catechesis for Children's First Reception of the Eucharist and Reconciliation at St. Ann (Kaufman),

Saturday, August 1, 2015 9:00 AM - 2:30 PM

Catechesis for Children's First Reception of the Eucharist and the Sacrament of Penance and Reconciliation. Catechesis in preparation for the first celebration of a sacrament is a graced opportunity to invite children and their families to a deeper experience of faith. This course is intended for program directors and catechists that prepare children for the first reception of the sacraments of Penance and Reconciliation and the Eucharist.


At the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the characteristics of effective catechesis for children's first reception of the Eucharist and the sacrament of Penance and Reconciliation
  • Understand how children's cognitive, emotional, social and moral development affect learning and understanding of the topic
  • Know the curriculum standards for Eucharist and First Penance and Reconciliation: objectives, concepts, Scripture passages and vocabulary.
  • Utilize a variety of hands-on activities, music, movement, and art.
  • Know how to discuss abstract concepts in a way children will understand
  • Develop a catechetical session for the classroom, including ways to share that lesson at home.


This is an advanced level course of 5 hours. It is an elective in the area of Methodology. Click here for a chart of the Continuing Faith Formation plan.

Catechesis for Children's First Reception of  the Eucharist and the Sacrament of Penance and Reconciliation at St. Ann (Kaufman)



Dates /Times:

Saturday August 1, from 9:00AM to 2:30 PM

Must attend the entire session to receive credit.

Who can attend:

Catechists from all grades and anyone interested to become a catechist,


St. Ann Parish 806 N. Washington St., Kaufman, 75142



Natalia "Charo" Lavado, Associate Director of Children's Ministry and Preparation for Eucharist and Reconciliation

Credit Hours:


Questions about the Course

Sr. Beatriz Martinez SSND

How to Register

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What to Bring

A light breakfast will be provided and please bring your own lunch.  

Please bring a writing instrument, and paper or a notebook to take notes.




INSTRUCTOR: Natalia "Charo" Lavado