Serving the Swannanoa Valley since 1936
As your child prepares for Confession and Eucharist, it is an wonderful time to reflect on the meaning of the Sacraments in your life and the ways in which your family life reflects their importance. As you seek to make the sacraments central in your family's life, the children will learn to place Jesus first.
Preparation for the Sacraments of Reconciliation and First Communion is a two year process that ordinarily takes place in 1st and 2nd Grade. When the parents and catechist determine the readiness of the child, the celebration of Reconciliation always precedes the celebration of First Communion. Preparation for these two sacraments are distinct.
For questions about Sacramental Preparation for First Reconciliation and Communion, please contact the church office at (828) 686-8833.
St. Margaret Mary’s uses a three-year preparation process for Confirmation which engages young men and women through catechetical formation, according to the policies of the Diocese of Charlotte. A three-year process has the advantage of allowing catechists, sponsors, and parents to draw our youth closer to Christ as they prepare for full initiation into the Church through Confirmation. The three-year preparation process ordinarily begins after a child's completion of their fifth grade year of Faith Formation, and consists in a period of remote preparation (catechetical instruction) and proximate preparation (spiritual and liturgical preparation for the celebration of the Sacrament of Confirmation). This process takes place within our Faith Formation Program
Please contact the church office at (828) 676-8833 for more information.