Registration for the 2021-2022 Sacramental Preparation Program is open July 12 through September 23, 2021. This preparation is for children aged 7 years old through 8th grade.
Submit copies of your child’s Birth Certificate and Baptismal Certificate. These may be scanned and emailed to Jennifer Rush at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Sacrament Preparation program is a separate program from faith formation classes. Enrollment in BOTH programs during Sacramental Preparation is required.
In the Sacrament Preparation Program we respect and support the parent’s first responsibility for the education of their child. Our program provides at-home materials along with in-Church opportunities for growth and knowledge. Families as a whole are welcome and encouraged to participate in the sessions. Session dates and topics are as follows:
First Sacraments preparation combines a home-study program with in-person Family Sessions. Our Sacrament Preparation Program uses the St. Joseph First Communion Catechism to help guide us through the fundamentals of Reconciliation and Holy Communion. Other materials will be sent periodically that will bring further enrichment to the program. All of our materials are available in English and Spanish upon request.
We recommend completing Reconciliation Home Study before November 30, 2021 and First Communion Home Study before February 1, 2022.
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.
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.
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.
Please use the online forms below to communicate with us about your child’s First Communion Mass.