Religious Education Sacramental Preparation
- Sacrament Preparation Policies
- First Penance
- First Communion
- Sacraments for Un-baptized
- Children over Age Seven
Every parish has a process to prepare children for Sacraments. Policies regarding sacramental preparation are based on the general policies established by the diocese.
Check with your pastor or parish Religious Education program leader to find out the particular activities and events your parish offers to prepare children for these Sacraments.
The Role of Parents in Preparation for the Sacraments
As a parent you are an important contributor to child's experience in celebrating the sacraments. By your own faith you teach your child the beauty and value of Catholic belief and practice.
Children receive their Catholic identity first and foremost from their parents. Your example of participation in Sunday Mass, in the life of the parish community, and your own life of prayer and service is a strong foundation for your child's preparation for the sacraments.
Your parish Religious Education program leader will invite you participate in activities to prepare your child to receive the Sacraments.
The Role of the Community in the Preparation Process
The community plays a role in preparing for the sacraments. Being Catholic means being a part of the community which Jesus began. The community teaches us about how to live as Catholics and celebrates with us each Sacrament.
Sacraments for Adults
If you are an adult looking to receive the Sacraments of Eucharist and Confirmation there is a preparation process for you as well. It usually involves a few meetings and simple activities that can be adapted to your busy schedule.
JoLynn Krempecki, Associate Director, Office of Catholic Education, Administrator of the Department of Lay Formation, at 609-403-7130 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.