Serving the Catholic Community of Castro Valley

Sacraments for Youth


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 virtual attendance in the parish school or virtual 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 $100.00 per student and $55 for each additional child. This will help cover the cost of materials we will be using. 

When and Where Does It Take Place? Due to Shelter-In-Place, our classes are held outdoors at our St. Francis Garden Chapel, by the rear parking lot. Classes consist of celebrating Mass together, followed by a Mini-Session lasting 30 minutes. 1st Communion classes are held (2) Saturdays a month & Confirmation classes are held (2) Sundays a month.

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

Sacrament Preparation

1st Holy Communion (Click here for details)Registration for the 2021-2022 Year will begin in Summer 2020.

1st Holy Communion Welcome Letter & Schedule
Frequently Asked Questions

Confirmation (Click here for details) Registration for the 2021-2022 Year will begin in Summer 2020.

Confirmation Welcome Letter & Class Schedule
Confirmation Formation Process 2020-2021
Choosing a Confirmation Saint
Confirmation Sponsor Information Form