In seeking first the Sacraments of Reconciliation the child or youth is to have and understanding of the faith at their age level. To help insure this we ask that the child or youth have good attendance in the faith formation classes or participate in the Home Study process one year prior to receive the sacraments.
Respecting the parents or guardians as the prime educators of faith to their children the sacrament coordinator and team will be glad to interview the child or youth on their understanding of the faith. The team will access their understand of faith and their relationship with God. The elementary age child who does not have an understanding of their faith will be asked to attend faith formation classes for two years. In the second year the children will be prepared for the Sacraments of Reconciliation and Eucharist. Youth (jr. and sr. high) who do not have an understanding of their faith will be asked to attend a Basic Catholic Studies Class.
Families who's children and/or youth who desire of God's loving forgiveness through the receiving the Sacrament of Reconciliation are to abide the parish guidelines.
Parish Guidelines are to be baptized in the Catholic faith, or will be asked to make a Profession of Faith. A copy of child's baptism certificated must be provided at registration. The children are to be in the second grade or above. Attend the for preparation classes on Saturdays with their parents. Also regularly attending the weekly Faith Formation classes. Godparents or grandparents, aunts or uncles are invited to attend if at all possible. Parents are to help prepare their children at home with materials provided by the parish to attend mass with their children on a regular bases.
An information letter concerning sacramental registration will be mailed with the Faith Formation Registrations. Any questions that you may have concerning the Sacrament of Reconciliation, may be directed to the Faith Formation office, 281-481-4251