SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION Preparation GRADES 2-5
Baptized Catholic Students in the 2nd grade (& up to 5th Grade) prepare for and celebrate the Sacrament of First Reconciliation. Participants and their parents come together on three Saturday mornings to learn about this beautiful Sacrament from September through November.
The fourth meeting is the Celebration of the Sacrament of First Reconciliation. This program relies heavily on parent participation both in class and at home to complete each session.
Participants MUST be baptized in the Catholic faith to receive sacraments.
If your child is NOT a baptized Catholic, contact the Religious Formation Office.
SACRAMENTS OF CONFIRMATION & COMMUNION
Baptized Catholic students in Grade 3, and up to Gr. 5, prepare to receive both Confirmation and First Eucharist/Communion in the Restored Order. Children MUST be baptized Catholic and have received the Sacrament of First Reconciliation to register.
Sessions for this age group begin in January and continue until the celebration of these Sacraments with our Bishop in the Spring.
Preparation for both of these Sacraments is 5 sessions in length.
We are offering either In-Person on a Saturday morning or Virtual Zoom option on the following Tuesday evening. The In-Person Saturday morning sessions are held 10:00-11:30am, and will be held in the Church. Tuesdays' Virtual Session will be held from 6:00-7:30pm via Zoom - Invite will be sent to those choosing this option.
See the 2021 Class Schedule for the dates of these 5 sessions. All 5 must be completed. The virtual sessions can be used as a make up for missed Saturday session.
Required documents for participation include the Sacrament Preparation Registration Form, your child's Baptismal Certificate, if not already on file, and, if registered at another Catholic Church, a permission letter from your pastor to participate here at St. Francis. Sponsor Forms will be due before the celebration of the Sacrament.
Click on the links below.
2021 Class Schedule - CHANGE MADE TO SCHEDULE - PLEASE NOTE
You can fill out the forms and then scan and email it to
or drop off at the Parish Office
The 2021 Celebration of Confirmation & First Eucharist is scheduled for Saturday, May 8, 2021 at 9:00am
Additional Requirements for some students
Every child, youth or teen wishing to be prepared to receive Sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation, and/or Eucharist, MUST participate in some form of Faith Formation.
- children preparing for First Reconciliation, Confirmation, and 1st Eucharist
- children, youth and teens preparing for Baptism in the Catholic faith
- children, youth and teens preparing to complete Confirmation (& Eucharist if needed)
Acceptable programs of Faith Formation include:
Catholic School attendance
Children's Faith Formation - for those already baptized Catholic
RCIA adapted for children, youth or teens - for those seeking Catholic baptism and for
those Catholic youth & teens looking to complete Confirmation(& Eucharist)
Go to Childrens Faith Formation OR Youth Ministry for information on those programs
For Catholic young people coming into our Diocese from another Diocese that does not celebrate 'Restored Order' - essentially Confirmation & Communion in Grade 3 - and have not yet been confirmed and, if needed, received first Eucharist.
Participants must be baptized Catholic and in Grades 6-12. If first Reconciliation has not yet been received, preparation can occur simultaneously.
CONFIRMATION (& EUCHARIST) - Grades 6-8
Sessions are held about two Saturdays a month from September - April/May from 9:30am - 11:00am.
ALL SESSION WILL BE HELD AT THE HOLY ANGELS WING OF SFHS!
Session dates for the coming year;
October 10, 24 January 16, 30
November 7, 21 February 13, 27
December 5, 19 March 6, 20
April 10, 24
CONFIRMATION (& EUCHARIST) - Grades 9-12
Sessions will be held on Fridays after school from September - April/May from 3:30 - 5:00pm
Session dates for the coming year:
Dates yet to be determined
Your Youth/Teen, if needing Confirmation, will need to choose a Confirmation Sponsor. This person supports the youth/teen on this journey of faith.
They must be a fully-initiated CATHOLIC - Baptism, Confirmation & Eucharist; if married, must be in a valid, sacramental marriage; be at least, 16 years of age; cannot be the youth/teen's parent; and, a participating and practicing Catholic.
Click Here for Registration Form
Click Here for Medical Release Form
Click Here for Sponsor Form
You can fill out the forms and drop them off at the Parish Office or scan and email it to
CLICK RECONCILIATION CLIP ART FOR REGISTRATION FORM
THREE SESSIONS ONLY!
Must attend all three.
Session 1: October 10, 2020-Sat. (10-11:30 a.m.)
Session 2: November 7, 2020-Sat. (10-11:30 a.m.)
Session 3: November 21, 2020-Sat. (10-11:30 a.m.)
Celebration of the Sacrament of Reconciliation: December 12, 2020 (10:00-12:00 noon)
You can fill out the form, scan and email it to
or drop off at the Parish Office!
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