As children come forward with their parents to prepare for First Eucharist (Communion) we have a golden opportunity to coach the parents to become the first teachers of their own kids. Parents WANT to do this. All the research shows they are willing. But they do not know how.
GROWING UP CATHOLIC to the rescue! Here are resources designed to build that bridge between parent and child.
First Eucharist Preparation
Growing Up Catholic Sacramental Preparation Sessions
Kit for Leading Parent-Child Sessions
This eResource product includes six sessions of immediate preparation for First Eucharist, as well as a parent retreat and parent-child final retreat/rehearsal. It is designed to coach parents alongside their children, utilizes effective handouts, explicitly brings the faith home, and helps children and parents enter into deeper relationship with Christ.
Get Ready! Get Set!
Retreat and Rehearsal for First Eucharist
Learning Centers for First Reconciliation, First Eucharist, and the Whole Community (print book)
Outlines and Activities for Multiple Centers Per Session
The Gift of Reconciliation
For Parents of Children Celebrating First Eucharist
My First Holy Communion
Sunday Mass and Daily Prayers
Eucharist on the Run
A Flyer for Busy Parents