Parish Address

335 South Meridian St.
Greenwood, IN  46143
Phone: (317) 888-2861
Fax: (317) 885-5006

Office Hours

Monday–Friday
8:30am — 4:30pm

School Address

399 South Meridian St.
Greenwood, IN  46143
Phone: (317) 881-1300

First Reconciliation / First Communion

About First Reconciliation/First Communion

Mission Statement

The First Reconciliation and First Communion (FR/FC) ministry prepares the second graders in our parish to receive the Sacraments of Reconciliation and Holy Eucharist. This ministry leads the children and their parents/guardians to a joyful response to God's call to know, love, and serve Him and others throughout their lives within the Catholic Church.

Sacramental Preparation:

All second grade children of our parish (OLG) who have been baptized are invited to begin the formal preparation through this ministry to receive for the first time the Sacraments of Reconciliation and Holy Communion.

Children who attend public schools receive their sacramental preparation through the OLG Sunday Morning Religious Education (SMRE) ministry. Your child is required to enroll in this religious education program. Information and registration forms for SMRE classes can be found on our website under the SMRE ministry section. You can call the parish office during regular business hours at (317) 888-2861 or submit an email from our general address through our parish contact page.

Children, who are home-schooled, must use the appropriate church approved material. Please contact the parish office during regular business hours for more information at (317) 888-2861.

Children who attend Our Lady of the Greenwood Catholic School will receive their sacramental preparation at school.

Parents of older children, who did not receive First Reconciliation/First Holy Communion in second grade, need to contact our OLG Pastoral Associate, Judy Koch, in the parish office during regular business hours to register their child or children to participate in the Rite of Christian Initiation of Children (RCIC) Ministry.

Parental Participation

Parental participation is required at parent sessions, practice(s) for First Communion, celebrations of the sacraments of First Reconciliation and First Communion, and, if available, at Jesus Day. Communal celebrations of their first Sacrament of Communion will be held on Sunday, May 7, 2017.

Curriculum

Indianapolis Archdiocese Guidelines

Textbook:  God Cares for Us, Christ our Life Series, Loyola Press (Second Grade)

Handbook for First Reconciliation:  Jesus Gives Me His Peace

Handbook for First Communion:  Jesus Gives Himself

Newsletters:  FR/FC Bridges

Resource Links Below:

Forms:  2016–2017 FR/FC Registration Form

Calendar:  2016–2017 FR/FC Calendar of Events and Handbook

Instructions:  FR/FC General Program Instructions

How Can One Become Involved in This Ministry?

Anyone can become involved in volunteering for this rewarding ministry. The volunteers are needed for each calendar event, as catechists and classroom aides. Parents and Confirmation candidates are welcome to help in this program.

Contact Information

If you wish to contact any representative from the First Reconciliation/First Communion (FR/FC) ministry, have any questions, would like to volunteer, you can initiate contact either by:

  • Submitting an email from our general address through our parish contact (Note:  Please include in the body of your text message the name of the ministry you wish to contact.) or
  • Contacting the parish office during regular business hours at (317) 888-2861 to speak with the FR/FC Coordinator, Sr. Ushatta Mary, or the Secretary, Ms. Sandy McGill.