Sacramental Preparation

Sacramental Preparation Enrollment

The 2019-2020 Sacramental Preparation Program registration is now closed. Registration for the 2020-2021 Sacramental Preparation Program will open in July 2020.

Sacramental Preparation Program Pre-Requisites:

  • Previous year Faith Formation
  • Birth Certificate
  • Baptismal Certificate
Sacramental Preparation Program Enrollment Information

Sacramental Preparation Team

Have questions about our program?  Need specific information about pre-requisites or enrollment? Let us know how we may help.

Christine Prihoda

Kristine Marlow
Children’s Sacrament & Formation Manager


2019-2020 Sacramental Preparation Program

Family Sessions

Family Sessions are presented in groups by LAST name.  If you are unable to attend your assigned session, please attend one of the other scheduled session times.  Pre-registered childcare is available during Family Sessions.


Childcare during Sacramental Preparation Family Sessions is provided by our Little Ones of the Little Way Nursery staff. Registration for childcare during events is by individual event date and time. This allows the nursery to be properly staffed to handle the quantity and ages of children registered, and ensures a safe environment for our children.


Children aged 9 months to 10 years are welcome.  Preregistration is necessary and closes 48 hours prior to the Family Session.

Home Lessons Information & Links

End of Study Online Responses

Complete Reconciliation responses before December 1, 2019.  Complete First Communion responses before February 1, 2020.

Assessment Information

Children will be assessed on their readiness prior to receiving the Sacraments of Reconciliation and Holy Communion.  Assessments are an informal interview done in a group setting.

Assessment Preparation

Assessment Dates

  • First Reconciliation Assessments: Week of December 8, 2019
  • First Communion Assessments: Week of February 19, 2020


Additional Details

  • Children attending St Anthony of Padua Catholic School will participate in assessments during the school day.
  • Children attending Elementary Faith Formation in Classrooms will participate in assessments during their regularly scheduled Faith Formation class time.
  • Children participating in Elementary Faith Formation in the Homeschool format will participate in assessments during an individual scheduled appointment time.

First Communion Mass Requests

Reconciliation - Helpful Resources

You may use these resources to help your child receive his or her Sacrament of Reconciliation. The Rite describes what is said and done during the Sacrament.  The Examination of Conscience provides questions for your child in order to review past thoughts, words and deeds in preparation of receiving the Sacrament.

Sacrament of Reconciliation Rite Examination of Conscience for Children

Holy Communion - Helpful Resources

You may use these resources to help your child receive his or her Sacrament of First Communion. The video demonstrates the “dos” and “don’ts” of receiving Communion.