Serving the Catholic Community of Castro Valley

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) and Eucharist (Communion). 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. Preparation is done through family gatherings and attendance in the parish school or Religious Education classes.

Who may participate? The Sacrament Preparation Program is for students who are entering at least the second year of religious education, either in the Religious Education 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.

Is there a cost? There is a fee of $100.00 per student & $50 for each additional child. 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, according to the Sacrament Preparation schedule.

Please make a note of the gathering dates. These are the only gatherings offered this year for Sacrament Preparation, and they are mandatory! If for some reason, a parent/guardian cannot attend (due to work or illness), please make arrangements for another family member or family friend to attend. Students will attend some of the gatherings. Those gatherings scheduled to include students require students to be in attendance with at least one adult. If the student is ill, please contact the Evangelization Outreach Center (582-9266, [email protected]) and leave a message. Parent/Guardian will be responsible for covering missed material with student after meeting with a member of the Preparation Team.

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

Important Documents

RCIA for Children
Registration Packet

Sacrament Preparation

1st Holy Communion
To register online, click here. For Spanish, select from the pull-down on the right-hand corner of the homepage. There is an early-bird discount of $20 if your children are registered by July 1st.

To fill out hard copies, click below & print. Please return completed forms & registration fee(s) to the Parish Office:
Registration & Emergency  Forms – English
Registration & Emergency  Forms in Spanish are on it’s way!
Information
Schedule
Frequently Asked Questions

Confirmation
To register online, click here. For Spanish, select from the pull-down on the right-hand corner of the homepage. There is an early-bird discount of $20 if your children are registered by July 1st.

To fill out hard copies, click below & print. Please return completed forms & registration fee(s) to the Parish Office:
Registration & Emergency Forms – English
Registration & Emergency Forms in Spanish are on it’s way!
Confirmation Formation Process 2019-2020
Confirmation Checklist
Sponsor Information Sheet