Sacrament Preparation

Sacramental Preparation

The Church is solicitous to ensure that the faithful continue to be well prepared and to fully participate in sacramental life. Toward that end, she carefully discerns in every culture those elements that are compatible with the Gospel and those that are not. While many aspects of the culture in the United States are positive, some elements are hostile to the Gospel and tend to undermine the faithful’s understanding and practice of the faith, and in particular their sacramental practice.

The Office of Family and Faith Formation celebrates, preserve, and support Lifelong Catechesis, providing guidance and resources to Pastors, Faith Formation Directors and Coordinators, Catechetical Leaders, catechists and parents, to ensure excellence in the process for the formation and preparation to celebrate the Baptism, First Reconciliation and First Holy Communion.

Baptismal Preparation

First Communion and First Penance Preparation

Confirmation Preparation

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