SACRAMENTAL PREPARATION

First Reconciliation

Students prepare for their First Reconciliation in second grade.

Prerequisites & Requirements
  • Must be in 2nd grade.
  • Must have been baptized in the Catholic Church.
  • Parents must attend five (5) parent classes for the year.

To register for First Reconciliation, your child must be registered in one of the following programs:

Restored Order

(First Communion & Confirmation combined) Restored Order begins in third grade where children receive their Confirmation and First Communion at the same Mass.

Prerequisites & Requirements
  • Must be in 3rd grade
  • Must have been baptized in the Catholic Church and received First Reconciliation
  • Must have done a prerequisite year of faith formation (First Reconciliation Year is acceptable)
  • Parents must attend 5 parent classes for the year.

To Register your child must be registered in one of the following programs:

*Please note: If your child does not meet these requirements as stated above, please look into one of the following:

  • Extraordinary Sacramental Prep
  • RCIC

Extraordinary Sacrament Preparation (Grades 3–5)

Children in grades 3–5 who are Baptized in the Catholic Church and are in need of receiving sacraments beginning with First Reconciliation are encouraged to participate in this extraordinary sacrament preparation program.

Prerequisites & Requirements

If your child has not made First Reconciliation:

  • Must be in 3rd grade or higher
  • Baptized in the Catholic Faith
  • Attendance of 2 years: 1st year receive First Reconciliation; 2nd year receive Confirmation and 1st Holy Communion
  • Parents must attend 5 parent classes for the year.

If your child has already made First Reconciliation:

  • Must be in 3rd grade or higher
  • Baptized in the Catholic Faith
  • Made First Reconciliation
  • Attendance of 2 years: 1st year Shepherd’s Promise or Catechesis of the Good Shepherd; 2nd Year Extraordinary Sacrament Preparation Class for First Communion/Confirmation

Middle School and High School First Reconciliation, Confirmation, and First Communion (Grades 6–11)

Teens & pre-teens baptized in the Catholic faith are eligible to register for First Reconciliation, Confirmation, and/or First Holy Communion to be prepared through a 2-year program of catechism classes twice per month, participation once a month in Youth Ministry, and at least one Youth Ministry retreat per year from September-April. Students journey toward the sacrament of Confirmation with the support of their Church, their parents, and their sponsor.

Prerequisites & Requirements
  • Must attend twice a month student Catechesis classes for 2 years
  • Must attend one (1) Youth Group meetings a month
  • One (1) youth retreat each year

RCIC (Rite of Christian Initiation for Children)

Children over the age of seven, who are still unbaptized, can attend classes on Sunday mornings from 9:30–11:00am called RCIC which stands for Rite of Christian Initiation for Children. These classes will prepare the children to receive all of the sacraments of initiation: Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist, all at the Easter Vigil Mass. Mass attendance at the 8:30am Mass is also required by families. Contact John Cox at johnc@stthomasmore.org for further details.

Prerequisites
  • Must be 7 years or older
  • Has not been Baptized
  • The Child was Baptized in a different Christian denomination
Requirements
  • Attend weekly 8:30am Mass
  • Attend classes on Sunday from 9:30–11:00am
  • Parents are required to attend RCIA classes (Sundays 9:30–11:00am)

Important Documents

Parent Class Calendar (TBA)
Restored Order Calendar (TBA)
Sponsor Form
Saint Form