At St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, children who have been baptized begin direct preparation to receive First Communion in second grade. Children should have at least one year of formation prior to their second grade year to begin preparation. Second grade students, along with their parents, come together to participate in parish retreats, while continuing the learning at home with materials supplied by the parish. For more information please contact Trish Lokmer, firstname.lastname@example.org.
March 19, 2017 OR March 26, 2017
12:30pm-2:pm in the Church
Saturday, April 29- 5:00PM
Sunday, April 30- 8:30AM and 11:00AM
Saturday, May 6- 5:00PM
Sunday, May 7- 8:30AM and 11:00AM
*Rehearsal at 9:00am the Saturday of your First Communion weekend
****Families of children who wish to receive the sacrament of the Eucharist but are not yet baptized, or of children who are baptized but older than second grade, are invited to contact Trish Lokmer: email@example.com to learn more about options available for preparation for the sacrament.
Whenever parishioners are not able to attend Sunday Mass due to age, illness, or injury, they can request that holy communion be brought to them in their home. We have trained Eucharistic ministers that bring communion to those unable to attend.
Along with taking communion to homebound parishioners, each parish in Cedar Rapids is responsible for communion ministry to Catholics in care centers and assisted living centers in the parish’s geographic boundaries. Here at St. Elizabeth we have trained ministers that take communion to Catholic residents at the Hiawatha Care Center, The Promise House Assisted Living, the Hospice House of Mercy, and most recently Emery Place Assisted Living in Robins.
At the Hiawatha Care Center and Emery Place we lead a Word and Communion Service following the 8:30 AM parish Mass. Communion ministry to the homebound and to those in care centers is a wonderful opportunity for us as a parish to reach out to people who aren’t able to physically be present at our parish Eucharistic celebration. This ministry helps this group in our parish boundaries to remember that they are a part of our parish and our Sunday celebration. If you are interested in learning more about this communion ministry, contact Kelli DeVries (393-3778, firstname.lastname@example.org).