While some of our children begin receiving communion at a young age, we offer Solemn Communion for further learning about the Eucharist as a group experience for elementary school children. Typically, the participants are in third grade or older. This Solemn Communion preparation is aligned with the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd work and should complement and deepen the Sunday School experience as well as the worship experience.
Dates for Solemn Communion Preparation 2020
January 5, 12, and 19, 2020: Interested participants write their names on holy cards in Mrs.Groben’s room
January 12 and January 19: Solemn Communion Interviews in Mrs. Groben’s room
January 19: Meeting for parents at 12:00 noon (Parish Hall)
January 22: First Wednesday evening meditation at the church (7 – 8:30 p.m.)
January 26: Bibles distributed during the 10:30 worship service.
January 29, February 5, February 12, February 19: Remaining Wednesday evening meditations (7-8:30 p.m. at the church)
February 21: Friday evening bread-baking activities at Saint Matthew’s (6:30 to 8:30 p.m.)
February 22: Saturday Solemn Communion Retreat (9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m), 4:00 p.m. White Garment Service and 5:00 p.m. Dinner
February 23: Sunday Presentation of Solemn Communion Class (9:00 a.m.)