Date of Degree


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts in Religion (MAR)


Pastoral Ministry


Eilish Ryan


I will develop and implement two retreats for the First Communion children and parents that attend Christ the King Cathedral Parish and School in Lubbock; TX. These retreats will serve as teaching tools to help participants develop a more in depth theological understanding of the Church's teaching on the Sacraments of Reconciliation and First Eucharist. Furthermore, the retreats will include prayer experiences that will demonstrate to all participants the need to pray always both within and outside the Christian community. Finally, the parents will receive tools that will assist them in preparing their children for their First Reconciliation and First Eucharist. The first retreat will be a First Reconciliation Retreat and it will be implemented in the fall. The second retreat will be a First Eucharist Retreat and it will be implemented in the spring.