Catholic initiation into the Church has three parts: Baptism, Confirmation and the Eucharist. Each is an important step in the journey of faith for which families and individuals prepare.
If your child has been baptized in the Catholic Church, the next stage of initiation for them is to prepare for their First Communion (and First Reconciliation). Students in the Catholic school system are prepared in Grade 2.
If your child is not in the Catholic school system, or has missed the opportunity to participate in the school program of preparation, you will prepare them through a Correspondence Program. Contact the parish office to discuss this alternative. To have your child receive First communion this year, call no later than the beginning of September.
Confirmation completes Catholic initiation. All those in Grade 7 are invited to prepare.