The program is open to students in second grade or above who have completed one full year of the Faith Formation program or attended a Diocesan Catholic School. Sessions for Sacrament preparation are held separate from our Faith Formation program. Your family must be registered in the parish for a period of 3 months prior to the beginning of classes. The four components of our Sacramental Preparation process are:
- The child must demonstrate a willingness to participate in the sacramental process, and the family must be willing to support the child. This includes completion of all required forms.
- Ongoing faith formation (Wednesday Faith Formation classes at St. John XXIII with separate registration, or be enrolled at a Diocesan Catholic School)
- Regular weekly attendance at the Sunday Liturgy (Mass)
- Attendance at all Sacramental Preparation sessions (parent & child attends). Sacramental preparation is a collaborative effort between family and parish and as such, requires parents or guardians to participate in the program. Parents must attend scheduled parent sessions.