It is our hope at Transfiguration that children receive Holy Communion when they show a desire to do so and as they receive and become more curious about the mystery of the table they are given an opportunity to participate in our First Informed Communion Retreat & Celebration.
Our First Informed Communion Retreat is designed to help children and their parents connect more deeply with the act of sharing in the Eucharist by providing guided instruction about why we do what we do in worship. At the retreat, we tell the story of the Last Supper to help the children connect our sacred meal with Jesus. Clergy teach about the service, Altar Guild members guide children around the Sacristy, and then children create their own communion chalices. Participating children will celebrate their “first informed communion” on November 6, at the 9:00 a.m. Eucharist, with a reception following in the Memorial Garden.
While we offer this experience for baptized children who are at least six years of age or older please consider their readiness. If you have a child you would like to participate please register them by October 6th.
Godparents & both parents are invited but at least one must accompany the registered child on retreat. Participants are asked to bring a baptismal memento such as a photo, certificate, candle, or stole to the retreat. Childcare is available upon request.
F.I.C. Retreat- 10/23/2022– 1 to 4 p.m. – Starts in Classroom S203
F.I.C. Service & Reception– 11/06/2022 – 9:00 a.m. service