Children must attend and participate in the Parish Religious Education program or Catholic school each year from Grades 1 through 8. Children who have missed a year or more will be evaluated and placed in a special make-up program until they are ready to return to regular PREP classes. In addition there are special preparation programs for all parents and candidates.

Preparation for First Reconciliation and Eucharist may begin in grade two. Grade nine is the minimum for Confirmation candidates. Sponsors for Confirmation must be at least 16 years of age, baptized and confirmed in the Catholic faith, and must be practicing their Catholic faith. Parents may not serve as sponsors for their children. Contact Sheila Meara at 239-7100, ext. 17.

Confirmation preparation requires participation in sessions that run from September through April. For a schedule of the 2011-12 Confirmation Sessions click here...

The normal process for adults and children age 7 and above baptized in another Christian denomination is the RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults). This process may also be appropriate for adults baptized Catholic who have not received Eucharist and Confirmation. Contact Flora Giacci at 239-7100, ext. 13 to inquire about coming into full communion with the Catholic Church. Adult Catholics who have not been confirmed and wish to receive the sacrament of confirmation may also contact this office or a parish priest or deacon.

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