Sacramental Preparation

SACRAMENTAL PREP

To prepare for the sacraments, a child must:

·         Be Baptized Catholic or other recognized denomination (a list of recognized denominations is available in the Parish Office)

·         Be a member of the parish at which he or she will be receiving the sacraments

·         Have enrolled in Faith Formation or Catholic school for the year prior to the year in which he or she will be receiving the sacraments. That is, a second grader planning to receive the sacraments would need to have been enrolled in Faith Formation in first grade.

·         Be at least seven years old at the time of reception of the sacraments.

Reconciliation*

Preparation for the Sacrament of Reconciliation consists of:

·         attendance at one parent/child session

Choose one: Sun., September 30, 2:00-4:30 or Sat., October 14, 9:30-12:00

·         following the home study program

·         the child’s attendance at Reconciliation Jesus Experience Day

            Reconciliation Jesus Experience Day is Saturday, December 1, 9-12.

 

*Preparation for the Sacrament of Reconciliation is a prerequisite for the reception of the Sacraments of Confirmation and Eucharist.

 

 

Confirmation-Eucharist**

 

Preparation for the Sacraments of Confirmation and Eucharist consists of:

·         attendance at one parent/child session

Choose one: Saturday, January 26, 9:30-12:00 or Sunday, February 3, 2:00-4:30

·         following the home study program

·         the child’s attendance at Confirmation/Eucharist Jesus Experience Day

            Confirmation/Eucharist Jesus Experience Day is Saturday, March 16 from 9-12.

 

Attendance at the parent-child prep sessions and Jesus Experience Days is NOT OPTIONAL. These sessions are a vital part of on-going catechesis for both children and the adults in their lives and are designed to foster a deeper commitment to follow Jesus Christ. If your family has a conflict with session dates, you may want to wait to enroll your child in Sacramental Preparation in 2019-2020.

 

**The date for the celebration of the Sacraments of Confirmation and Eucharist is set by the Bishop’s office. We will get that date out as soon as we know it, usually in October/November.

**There will be a practice the Saturday morning before Confirmation-Eucharist Sunday from 10-11am.