The Sacrament of Reconciliation is celebrate on Saturdays from 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm. Please always check the calendar for the most up-to-date information.
Sacramental Preparation for First Eucharist and for First Reconciliation
If you are a teen or adult seeking to prepare for First Eucharist or First Reconciliation, we invite you to join our RCIA Program.
Families participating in our online program this year should visit: 2020-2021 Virtual Sacramental Preparation program.
For children, First Eucharist/First Reconciliation preparation includes about 8 catechetical/formation sessions – four for First Penance and four for First Eucharist. These sessions are scheduled on Sunday mornings throughout the year beginning in October. There is also a First Eucharist Retreat Day on a Saturday in the spring. Attendance for all sessions is required and each child must be accompanied by at least one parent. These sessions are in addition to participation in G.I.F.T. [Growing In Faith Together our K-8 religious formation program]; OR in addition to attending St. Matthias School or another Catholic School. Due to the pandemic, all First Eucharist/First Reconciliation sessions will be virtual for 2020-2021.
Children will celebrate First Reconciliation on a Saturday morning in January. First Communions are celebrated at specific Sunday morning masses over a period of approximately 2-3 weeks within the Easter season. The families choose the dates and the Mass most convenient for them.
All families who desire their children to receive First Reconciliation [A Diocesan requirement prior to reception of First Eucharist] and First Eucharist must complete the online registration form. *If you have more than one child you need to register, please complete a separate registration for each one. The fee for First Reconciliation/First Eucharist sacramental preparation is $70 per child. Please make checks payable to “St. Matthias” and return it to the Parish Office — St. Matthias, Attn. Dee Nann, 168 JFK Boulevard, Somerset, NJ 08873. Questions? Please contact Dee Nann, Pastoral Associate for Faith Formation, or Nathalie Godet, Faith Formation Assistant.