Youth Sacramental Prep - 1st Communion

In the Diocese of Springfield of Illinois, students in 3rd grade receive the Sacraments of Confirmation and 1st Eucharist at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Springfield - DETAILS

St. Cecilia's Sacramental preparation program includes both the parents and the students. 

Details and a schedule can be found here: Details & Schedule 

Quick links to materials are below:

Parent video - (don't forget to watch this ASAP):  

Presence - For Parents: Preparing Your Child for First Holy Communion    


other recommended videos:  Catholic Central - The Mass       Fr. Mike      Bishop Barron

Parent study


Parent & Student Classes:

St. Cecilia's sacramental preparation program for 1st Eucharist uses Signs of Grace: You are Loved.  

The following links may help your study:

                Session Overviews       Lesson Plans      Q & A     VIDEOS       Chapter Reviews: 7 8       1st Class Notes

Session  Special Material Link
 1 Preparing the Way for Chirst   Reveiw doc with pgs 6 - 11. Review w/pgs 6-11    
 2 The Last Supper  View "Buenos Aires Miracle" video.   Eucharistic Stories
 3 The Death and Resurrection of Jesus     View "John Paul II and dogs" video.   Eucharistic Stories
 4 The Sacrament of the Eucharist  View "Lanciano Italy Miracle" video.   Eucharistic Stories
 5 Receiving Holy Communion Practice receiving host.
 6 The Liturgy of the Mass

 Review:  Holy Days of Obligation

View "The Veil Removed" video.

    Holy Days of Obligation 

   The Veil Removed (6 min. video)   

 7 The Liturgy of the Word Review Mass Worship Aids.   Mass Parts
 8 The Liturgy of the Eucharist Review Mass Worship Aids  God wants you at Mass 

To review the Mass, these may be helpful:   Mass Parts    Order of Mass

To help keep your student's attention during Mass, you may want to try Holy Heroes Sunday Mass Prep.