Sacramental Preparation

BAPTISM

Periodically, schoolchildren enrolled at Sts. Peter and Paul School have not been baptized. Parents desiring Baptism for their child are invited to contact the Director of Religious Education (D.R.E) at the parish office. Each child will be prepared individually to determine the catechesis needed in understanding this Sacrament. When your child is ready, a special time for celebration of Baptism will be arranged.

SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION (CONFESSION)

Preparation for this Sacrament begins when your child reaches the second grade. Much of the catechesis will take place in the classroom with parents playing an important role with catechetical formation in the home. It is so important that parents involve themselves in helping their child with the home materials provided. Parents help their children to understand the reality of sin in the children’s lives and the abundant forgiveness which is offered them in the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Your child’s First Confession will be celebrated during the Easter season, prior to their celebration of First Communion. SPPS as a school, goes to confession twice a year.

FIRST COMMUNION (EUCHARIST)

The ordinary time of instruction for First Holy Communion is also second grade. (If your child is in another grade; please contact DRE) As with the Sacrament of Reconciliation, parents are an integral part in the religious formation of their child. Parents and students will deepen their knowledge of the Catholic teachings on the Eucharist. The truth of Christ Jesus truly present in the Eucharist is the essential element of our classroom and home teaching. First Communion will be celebrated during Easter season. SPPS as a school, goes to Eucharist twice a week.

CONFIRMATION

Preparation for receiving the Sacrament of Confirmation will take place during seventh grade. Your child’s religion classes will be geared toward:

  • Building Christian community among the youth at both Sts. Peter and Paul School and Parish.
  • Bringing the youth’s Catholic faith to life by practicing the corporal and spiritual works of mercy.
  • Supporting personal religious experiences through retreats and stewardship.