First Sacraments


Meaningful experiences that help children and their parents understand, prepare for, and celebrate the Sacraments.

Preparing for Sacraments is a journey of faith for the student as well as the family. The Diocese of Sacramento requires 2 years of preparation to receive Sacraments.

As part of their preparation for their First Reconciliation children are taught the basic prayers of the Church, The Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be and the Act of Contrition.

In order to make a proper confession, children are taught the Ten Commandments to give them a basic understanding of God's Law. Before receiving the Sacrament, children are taught how to make a good examination of conscience.

As part of preparation to receive their First Communion, children begin by establishing regular habits of attending Mass every Sunday and Religious education classes. Children are taught about the True Presence of Jesus in the Eucharist and as well as parts of the mass, and how to properly receive the Sacrament.



Families preparing for First Reconciliation and First Holy Communion will will meet monthly on the 2nd Wednesday from 6:30-8pm for additional preparation and fellowship with their class.

Register for Sacrament Preparation by completing the Family Faith Formation Registration Form by clicking this link. 


Important Dates (subject to change):

Year 2 Sacrament Preparation Orientation:  September 14, 2022 6:30-8PM

First Communion Retreat:  April 22, 2023 9AM-12:15PM

First Holy Communion:  April 29, 2023 at 10AM


Additional Parent Resources

Diocese of Sacramento: Sacramental Preparation - First Reconciliation and First Communion

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