Prerequisites for First Penance/First Communion Preparation (for children age 7 through 6th Grade)
The student preparing for First Penance/First Communion must:
Please contact Kim Carr with any questions.
The Sacramental Preparation Process 2016-17
Preparation for the Sacraments is a separate study course, and is meant to be taken in addition to an age-appropriate Religious Formation class. At the beginning of the Formation year in September, parents attend a mandatory sacrament meeting on Sunday, September 25 at 1 PM in the church (you will need a copy of your child's baptismal certificate and $50 for materials).
All Elementary age children 7 or over who are already baptized begin with the Sacrament of Penance. First Penance study takes place in the Fall and is a combination of home-study and three on-site parent/child classes on Tuesday evenings from 7-8. Home study materials are provided by the Formation department. The celebration of First Penance takes place in November.
First Communion is also a combination home-study program with materials provided by the Formation department and three on-site parent and child classes on Tuesday evenings from 7-8. The celebration for First Holy Communion will take place in the Spring.
First Penance/ First Communion for Teens (7th Grade and up)
Please contact Kim Carr for information about study materials for teens who need to make their First Penance and First Communion.
First Penance/First Communion for Adults
Please see Becoming Catholic for information about receiving these sacraments for the first time as an adult. Even if you are baptized Catholic and just want to re-enter the life of the Church