Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

* Updated February 28, 2021

How do I register my child for Sacramental Preparation?

The Faith Formation and Sacramental Preparation programs run from September – May, concurrent with the school year. Registrations occur online from May – September.

The next Sacramental Preparation cycle (2021-2022) starts September 2021. Registrations will be available starting in May 2021. Stay tuned to parish bulletins for the opening dates, tuition fees and other details.

Someone told me that my child must have two years of faith formation before they can receive their First Holy Communion. Is this true?

To receive their first Reconciliation and first Holy Communion, the church teaches that the person must be baptized and has reached the age of reason (usually 7 or older and in 2nd grade or higher.) The person should also be formed in their faith before they begin Sacramental Preparation. Our parish, along with most others, requests that the person completes at least one year of formal Faith Formation, either at a Catholic parish or at a Catholic school.

Are Faith Formation classes offered in person?

At this time, for the health & safety of all, classes are being held online, until further notice.

If my child was previously scheduled to receive their First Holy Communion or Confirmation in  May 2020, but was not able to, will they be included in the 2021 First Holy Communion and Confirmation celebrations?

Yes! We will contact those families whose children completed Sacramental Preparation requirements in 2019-2020, but were not able to participate in the Fall 2020 celebrations. We are planning to celebrate these sacraments in May 2021 with the 2020-2021 cohorts, and would like to include you.