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Sacraments for Youth

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Welcome to Our Lady of Grace Sacrament Preparation Program!

This is an exciting time for your family. During the next several months, your family will be preparing for your child to receive the Sacraments of Reconciliation (Penance), Eucharist (Communion) and Confirmation. Please take a moment to read the following information:

What Is it? The program is final preparation of students, 2nd grade and above, for the reception of First Reconciliation and First Eucharist and Confirmation. Preparation is done through family gatherings and attendance in the parish school and Faith Formation classes.

Who May Participate? The Sacrament Preparation Program is for 1st Communion students who are entering at least the second year of religious education, either in the Faith Formation Program or the School. Students must have had good attendance during the first year and have a good understanding of the material that was covered. For Confirmation, high school students who are entering at least their freshman year are required to attend our 2-year program.

Is There A Cost? There is a fee of $120.00 per student and $60 for each additional child in the same household. This will help cover the cost of materials we will be using. 

When and Where Does It Take Place? The gatherings take place in Stack Center, behind the Church. Please click below for the class schedules.

Once again, WELCOME! We look forward to working with your family this year!

Sacrament Preparation

1st Holy Communion (Click here for details and to register) 
2021-2022 First Communion Schedule
Frequently Asked Questions

Confirmation (Click here for details and to register)

2021-2022 Confirmation Class Schedule will be available later this summer
Confirmation Formation Process
Choosing a Confirmation Saint
Confirmation Sponsor Information Form