Sacrament Preparation for Catholic School Students

Sacrament Preparation for Catholic School Students

The parish is, without doubt, the most important locus in which the Christian community is formed and expressed. (General Directory for Catechesis, 256) 

Therefore the context for sacramental catechesis is the parish community.  Those who are receiving religious education in the parish faith formation program, the Catholic school, or the home nevertheless come together for sacramental preparation. 

Catholic School students receive academic preparation for the sacraments through religion classes in Catholic Schools. 

However, the spiritual and liturgical preparation (retreats, workshops, rites, parent meetings, sacramental preparation sessions, and rehearsals) occurs immediately prior to the celebration of the sacrament.  This proximate preparation takes place at the individual student’s parish, which is the setting for the sacramental celebration. 

Therefore, it is imperative that parents of Catholic School students register their children in the sacramental programs offered at their parish with the understanding that the final phase of preparation does not occur at school.  Parents should contact the Faith Formation office to register for the appropriate sacramental program. 

 
Online Giving

Online Giving

Secure and Convenient Donate now!