Sacramental Preparation

Sacramental Preparation Enrollment

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.

 

STEP 1

Register for Faith Formation in one of the following forms listed below. It is highly recommended you UPDATE MY HOUSEHOLD to review your family’s records before registering for any of our programs.

  • Faith Formation class at St Anthony of Padua
  • Catholic School enrollment
  • Homeschool formation – let us know what curriculum you are using.

 

STEP 2

Register for Sacramental Preparation Program.

 

STEP 3

Submit copies of your child’s Birth Certificate and Baptismal Certificate.  These may be scanned and emailed to Jennifer Rush at jrush@ap.church.

The Sacrament Preparation program is a separate program from faith formation classes. Enrollment in BOTH programs during Sacramental Preparation is required.

Sacramental Preparation Team

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

Shannon Gormley
Coordinator of Sacramental Preparation

sgormley@ap.church

Jennifer Rush
Sacramental Preparation Assistant

jrush@ap.church

2021-2022 Sacramental Preparation Program

Family Sessions

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:

  • 4 October 2021 – Understanding Reconciliation
  • 12 November 2021 – Family Adoration Night
  • 1 December 2021 – Understanding the Eucharist
  • 21 January 2022 – Family Prayer Night

Home Lessons Information

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.

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 Dates

  • Assessments will be held on February 12, 2022

 

Additional Details

  • Children attending St Anthony of Padua Catholic School will participate in assessments during the school day.
  • Children participating in any other Faith Formation School or Program will participate in assessments during an individual scheduled appointment time.  Additional information about this process will be provided in the spring.
Assessment Information Información de Evaluación

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 Rito del Sacramento de la Reconciliación Examination of Conscience for Children Examen de Conciencia para Niños

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.

First Communion Mass Requests

Please use the online forms below to communicate with us about your child’s First Communion Mass.

First Communion Mass Preference Request - coming JAN 2022