Sacramental Preparation

Confirmation

    • Preparation for Confirmation is a 2 year program, typically 7th and 8th grade. If your child has yet not completed the First Year, sign up for the First Year, even if they are in 8th grade.
       
      If your child is in 9th grade or above and has not completed the First Year, contact Susan Taylor (staylor@stmatt.net) for further information.
       
      Both First and Second Year students will have in-person meetings on Tuesday evenings. 1st years will meet from 6-7pm. 2nd years will meet from 7–8pm. The first meeting will be Tuesday, September 13.
       
      • Calendar - 1st Yr Confirmation 2022-23
      • Calendar - 2nd Yr Confirmation 2022-23
       
      Second Years will have an additional Photo/Retreat fee that will be collected later.

Questions? Contact Susan Taylor at the parish office—(217) 359-4224 or staylor@stmatt.net.

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First Reconciliation

First Reconciliation will be on November 5, 2022 at 11:00 am 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.

You will receive more information from the parish office as the date draws near.

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 Susan Taylor at the parish office—(217) 359-4224 or staylor@stmatt.net.

First Communion

Calendar - 1st Communion 2022-23
 
Preparation for First Communion is a 2 year program, typically 1st and 2nd grade. If your child has yet not completed the First Year, sign up for the First Year, even if they are in 2nd grade.
 
If your child is in 3rd grade or above and has not completed the First Year, sign up for their current grade level and contact Susan Taylor (staylor@stmatt.net) for further information. First Years will be completing lessons online through myCatholicFaithDelivered.com.
 
The Second Year First Communion class will have in person meetings on every Sunday starting at 8:45am and then attending the 9:30am Mass with their families. The first class will be on September 18th. Second Years will have an additional Photo/Retreat fee that will be collected later.
 

Questions? Contact Susan Taylor at the parish office—(217) 359-4224 or staylor@stmatt.net.