Shrine of the Little Flower 
St. Therese of the Infant Jesus Catholic Church
3424 Fourth Street NW, Albuquerque, NM 87107
Phone: (505) 344-8050    Fax: (505) 345-3248
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Sacrament of Reconciliation and Holy Eucharist

It is our Church policy that a child must have attended two (2) years of religious education instruction (in class or home schooled) before entering into the sacramental preparation class. We follow Archdiocesan guidelines for determining the age and readiness of children for sacraments. Children are prepared for the Sacrament of Reconciliation and Holy Eucharist in the third year (may not be third grade in school) of instruction. Mandatory parent sessions are offered for parents in order to help them prepare their child for the sacrament. The Parent Sessions will be held on Saturday, November 4, 2017 at the parish hall from 10am to 12noon, and Saturday, March 10, 2018 from 10am to 1pm. Children will be expected to attend practice sessions in order to prepare them for the actual participation in the Celebration of First Reconciliation and Holy Communion. Dates and times are noted in the calendar. Children are required to attend Sunday Mass.