Sacramental Preparation

First Communion

Congratulations to all who received their First Communion! Here is the order form if you would like to order additional photos:

First Communion Photo Order Form 2018

Our First Communion Mass was on Saturday, May 5, 2018, at 11:00am.

Other important dates:

  • CCD First Communion Retreat Day — April 29, 2018 [Saturday] 10:45am–2:30pm, at St. Matthew Church, drop off in classroom and pick up in Feeney Hall
  • School First Communion Retreat Day — May 3, 2018 [Thursday] during the school day, drop off and pick up as normal
  • First Communion Rehearsal — May 4, 2018 [Friday] 6:30pm, in the Church (not a dress rehearsal)
  • First Communion Mass — May 5, 2018 [Saturday] 11:00am, in the Church

Questions? Contact Joe Taylor, DRE at the parish office—(217) 359-4224 or

First Reconciliation

First Reconciliation was February 24, 2018 at 11:00am in the Church.

Please arrive at the Church by 10:50am. We will begin promptly at 11:00. In the vestibule, please sign in prior to entering the Church. Your child should also pick up a guide to Confession to take with to his or her seat.

Sunday Mass attire is expected.

For more information, review the Parent Handout that was distributed at our Parent Meeting.

Be sure to practice with your child using our How to make your 1st Confession handout. We also have an Examination of Conscience for Children available to assist children in their preparation.

Questions? Contact Joe Taylor, DRE at the parish office—(217) 359-4224 or


Here are the important dates with regards to Confirmation:

  • Confirmation Parent Meeting — October 3, 2017 [Tuesday] 6:30pm in Feeney Hall
  • Confirmation Retreat Day — October 28, 2017 [Saturday] 9:00am–2:00pm, at St. Matthew Church, drop off and pick up in Feeney Hall
  • Confirmation Rehearsal — December 1, 2017 [Friday] 6:30pm, in the Church
  • Confirmation Mass — December 2, 2017 [Saturday] 11:00am, in the Church (Confirmation candidates meet at 9:45am in the New Gym and sponsors meet at 10:30am in the Old Gym)

Here are some important documents regarding Confirmation: