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 family gatherings and attendance in the parish school and Faith Formation classes.

Who May Participate? The Sacrament Preparation Program is open to 1st Communion students who are entering at least the second year of religious education, either in the Faith Formation Program or Our Lady of Grace 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 (9th grade) are required to attend our 2-year program.

What is the 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. 

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