Parents are privileged to hold the chief responsibility for the spiritual development of their child. A parish's Religious Education Program and the parish school exist to complement the parents' role of instilling spiritual values in their children and sharing their Catholic faith with them. Sacraments are a wonderful opportunity for the whole family to grow closer to each other and in the faith.
At St. Veronica, great attention is given to the sacramental life of the church. Therefore, parents are strongly encouraged to routinely receive the sacraments and attend Mass on Sunday as part of the family unit.
Children who are baptized and enrolled in the Second Grade of REP (Religious Education Program) or St. Veronica School make preparations for the sacrament of Eucharist.
Parents are required to attend parent formation meetings in readiness for the Sacraments of First Reconciliation and First Communion.
First Holy Communion 2019
First Holy Communion Parent Meeting & Student Church Tour
Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at 7:00pm, Cafeteria
Sunday, March 31, 2019 from 12:30 to 3:00pm, Cafeteria
Second grade students & at least one parent/student should attend this event.
FHC Rehearsal is also included in this Jesus Day event.
First Holy Communion Photo Session
takes place before the May Crowning event.
Wednesday, May 1, 2019 from 5:45 to 6:40pm, Church
FHC Pictures will be taken before the Parish May Crowning event on May 1, 2019 from 5:45-6:40pm. This will be the only session for professional photos (individual and FHC group). Students who wish to be photographed should come to the cafeteria on 5/1 at 5:45pm in their FHC attire. McIntire-Glutz will return all photos to St. Veronica by Wednesday May 29. REP families can pick up their photos in the Parish Office after May 29th or opt to have them mailed to their home for a small charge ($3-$5).
Sacrament of First Holy Communion (3 options available, all during mass)
Option 1: Sunday, April 28, 2019 during 11:30am mass, Church
Option 2: Saturday, May 4, 2019 during 4:00pm mass, Church
Option 3: Sunday, May 5, 2019 during 9:30am mass, Church