Sacrament Preparation

The sacraments of Christian initiation - Baptism, Confirmation, and the Eucharist - lay the foundations of every Christian life. Christian initiation is accomplished by three sacraments together: Baptism which is the beginning of new life; Confirmation which is its strengthening; and the Eucharist which nourishes the disciple with Christ's Body and Blood for his transformation in Christ.

Because the reception of these Sacraments is such an important moment in a child's spiritual development, a special period of preparation is required beforehand.

Reconciliation & Communion Preparation

Preparation for children to receive the Sacraments of Reconciliation (Penance) and Communion (Eucharist) is part of our school's 2nd grade Religion curriculum. This program is designed to prepare our Catholic children to receive these Sacraments for the first time. Normally, 1st Reconciliation is celebrated in late Fall and 1st Communion in the Spring following Easter. These celebrations will take place with the parish community of St Ferdinand or St Norbert. The sacrament preparation process is offered through study, prayer, encouragement, support and commitment of parents, students, and teachers. 

A prerequisite, for  any child preparing to receive the Sacrament of Communion (Eucharist), is that they have already received the Sacrament of Baptism. Also, it is very important that the child’s family is a registered and active member of a Catholic Parish. 

1st Reconciliation Preparation Parent Information 

 (Information arriving August 2024)

1st Holy Communion Preparation Parent Information 

(Information arriving September 2024)

Confirmation Preparation

Formation for Confirmation occurs during the Catholic students 8th grade year. Preparation begins in the Fall of their academic year and continues until Spring. Preparation takes place as part of the 8th grade religion curriculum IN ADDITION to required sessions outside of regular school days. The sacrament preparation period for the reception of Confirmation requires prayer, commitment, participation from both students and parents. Normally, the reception of the Sacrament of Confirmation for students, who have completed the preparation process, is celebrated in Spring with their parish community. 

Prerequisites, to  any youth preparing to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation), is that they have already received the Sacraments of Baptism and 1st Communion. Also, it is very important that the youth and their family are registered and active members of a Catholic Parish. 

Confirmation Preparation 

Information for Students/Parents

(Information arriving September 2024)

For more information regarding the All Saints Academy Sacrament Preparation process please contact: 

Angela Garcia 

All Saints Academy Coordinator of Religious Education

314-839-0948  ext. 2123