Sacramental Preparation for Children

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.
  • Complete two consecutive years of Catholic school or Faith Formation, the second of which is the year of sacramental preparation. That is, a second grader in sacramental preparation needs to have participated in Faith Formation or Catholic school 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: Saturday, October 5, 9:30-12:00 or Sunday, October 13, 2:00-4:30

  • following the home study program
  • the child’s attendance at Reconciliation Jesus Experience Day

Reconciliation Jesus Experience Day is Saturday, December 7, 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, February 1, 9:30-12:00 or Sunday, February 9, 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 21 from 9-12.

**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 late October.

**There will be a required practice before the celebrations of Confirmation and Eucharist. Sponsors are expected to attend the Confirmation practice.

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