St. Francis of Assisi of Bridgeport
St. Mary of the Assumption of Minoa & St. Matthew of East Syracuse

Faith Formation K-8

KN-8 Grade


Kn-8 is a complete program to help our youth learn and explore their faith. We use the most comprehensive and effective catechetical programs available. 


Every year at each grade level we cover:

  • Doctrinal lessons on the pillars of our faith
  • Scripture which encourages them to read the Bible
  • Traditions and rituals
  • Sacrament theology
  • Liturgical life of the church

First Eucharist


First Eucharist is a 2 year program -

Grade 1 is the first year of Prep 

Grade 2 First Eucharist is celebrated - includes first penance 
Child must be at least 
7 years of age

The preparation for this sacrament should help each child to develop:

  • Some knowledge of God as Creator, Jesus as God’s son, the Holy Spirit as giver of gifts.
  • Some knowledge of the life, death and resurrection of Jesus
  • Ability to understand consecration
  • To understand their part in the parish life community
  • To understand the Jesus’ Body and Blood after consecration is under the appearance of bread and wine.
  • Adults receive First Eucharist during the Easter Vigil services after completing the R.C.I.A. process.

First Communion - May 6, 2018
St. Matthew's Church

10:30 AM Mass

Reconciliation Retreat

Parents and children -

February 3rd

At: St. Mary's Parish  Center
9:30 AM to Noon


Rehearsal for 1st Communion
Tuesday, May 1st @ 6:30 PM
St. Matthew's Church
Parents and Candidate must attend


1st Communion 
Sunday, May 6th 
10:30 AM Mass
St. Matthew's Church