Eucharist & Reconciliation

Eucharist

Eucharist is celebrated at St. Matthias on weekends and weekdays.  For the most up-to-date schedule, visit Mass or the calendar.

Reconciliation

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.

Steps To The Sacrament Of Reconciliation

Examination Of Conscience For Children

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.