What is Sacramental Preparation?
Sacramental Preparation is the process by which a child is prepared to receive the sacraments of Reconciliation and Eucharist for the first time.
Children are prepared to receive the sacrament of Reconciliation for the first time when they are at least 7 years of age and are in the 2nd grade, Children will be prepared to receive the sacrament of Reconciliation a few months before they receive First Holy Communion.
First Holy Communion
First Holy Communion is celebrated when children are at least 7 years of age and are in the 2nd grade. Children will be prepared to make their First Holy Communion a few months after the receive their First Reconciliation.
Sacraments for Children Over the Age of Reason (age 7)
Children attending PSR or All Saints Catholic School and have NOT received the Sacrament of Holy Communion by the 2nd grade will attend preparation classes as follows:
- If the child is in the 3rd grade, the student will attend 2nd grade PSR class.
- If the child is between grades 4-8, the student will attend the special PSR Sacramental Preparation classes and receive Confirmation as a Sophomore.
- If the child is in 9th grade or above, the student will attend the RCIS program and be fully initiated at the Easter Vigil.
Baptismal Certificates are required for all children receiving these sacraments.
For questions or more information about Sacramental Preparation contact Sandy Nettleton, Director of Religious Education at (316) 682-1415.