Sacramental Preparation

Christian initiation is celebrated in Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist. Through these visible actions, a young person is incorporated into the Church and shares its mission in the world. Full initiation into the Church begins by stages. Sacramental Catechesis has traditionally been of two kinds: preparation for initial celebration of the sacraments and continued enrichment following their first reception. Requirements for the reception of First Reconciliation, Eucharist and Confirmation are determined by Cannon Law:

  • Age of reason
  • Proper knowledge of sacraments
  • Emotional and spiritual preparation
  • Approval by parents, pastor, catechists, Coordinator/Director of Religious Education

Note: Two (2) full years in our program are required by the Archdiocese of N.Y. to Prepare a student to receive each of the Sacraments (except for Baptism).