Preparing people to receive sacraments is a time-honoured practice of the Church. Faith formation is a lifelong process. Sacraments are milestones—signposts— along this faith journey. They are like road signs that guide us on the way to holiness, continually point us towards Christ, and ultimately lead us to our final destination which is heaven. Every time we participate in one of these sacred moments, we encounter Christ.
Are you seeking for your child to celebrate a sacrament such as Baptism, First Communion, or Confirmation?
Each year, in a Catholic school, your child will learn about many aspects of their Catholic
faith— including learning about the seven sacraments.
● However, in our Archdiocese, preparing children for the celebration of their own sacraments
always occurs in the parish, with the support of the school, and:
■ preparing for First Reconciliation, followed by First Eucharist typically takes place
when children are about seven years old and in Grade Two
Please read our sacramental preparation parent letter to learn more.