Children’s Sacramental Preparation

St. Peter follows the restored order instituted by Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila.

Read the Archbishop’s pastoral letter here.

Restored order means that children are prepared to complete the sacraments of initiation (Confirmation and Communion)
through a 2 year program.

  • 2nd Grade
    Children are prepared for reconciliation
  • 3rd Grade
    Children are prepared for confirmation and communion

Program Requirements

  • Parents & Students Must Attend Mass Every Sunday or Saturday and all Holy Days of Obligation
    Students will have forms that must be stamped or signed by the priest or deacon after Mass. Missing Mass will delay receiving the sacraments. Mass is the Sacrifice of Jesus and the source and summit of our faith. It is the most basic way we put our faith into practice.
  • Parent Attendance at Monthly Faith Formation Classes
    Parents are their children’s first teachers need to model the importance of life-long learning about God.
  • Regular attendance is required.
    Over 3 absences may result in the student being removed from the sacramental preparation program.
  • Every family is required to join Flocknote.
    Communication will be done through text and email.

Registration Requirements

  • Full payment must be made at time of registration and is non refundable.
  • A certified copy of my child’s baptism certificate must be attached to registration form.
  • To receive confirmation (Grade 3), a confirmation sponsor letter of good standing and the confirmation sponsor’s certificate of Confirmation and/or marriage must turned in to the office.

Sacramental Preparation for Children not entering 2nd Grade

St.Peter’s offers assistance to parents whose children are older and still in need of Confirmation and/or First Holy communion.

Requirements

  • Classes for parents are offered on Sunday mornings.
  • Parents & Students Must Attend Mass Every Sunday or Saturday and all Holy Days of Obligation
    Students will have forms that must be stamped or signed by the priest or deacon after Mass. Missing Mass will delay receiving the sacraments. Mass is the Sacrifice of Jesus and the source and summit of our faith. It is the most basic way we put our faith into practice.
  • Parent Attendance at Weekly Sacramental Preparation Classes
    Parents are their children’s first teachers and will be prepared and taught each week the information that they will teach their children at home.
  • Children’s Attendance at Weekly Formation Classes
    Children are given the opportunity each week to learn about their faith, the liturgical year, form holy friendships and encounter Jesus through crafts, projects, discussions and other fun activities.
  • Regular attendance is required.
    Over 3 absences may result in the student being removed from the sacramental preparation program.
  • Every family is required to join Flocknote.
    Communication will be done through text and email.

Registration Requirements

  • A certified copy of my child’s baptism certificate must be attached to registration form.
  • For confirmation only, a confirmation sponsor letter of good standing and the confirmation sponsor’s certificate of Confirmation and marriage if married must turned in to the office.

Homeschool

Alternative Program: Homeschool Sacramental Preparation

Parents are called to be the primary educators of their children in the faith. Parents are encouraged and supported in teaching their kids the Catholic faith. When you feel your child is ready for a sacrament please contact Justyna Baustert to schedule an interview. The family must also be attending Mass faithful every week and should be known to the pastor. The Pastor will interview the child and confirm that he/she is prepared.

Materials are available to assist parents in their preparation.  Please contact Justyna Baustert by email, at 970-352-1060 (office), or at 970-716-0003 (mobile).

Registration for 2018-2019 is closed.  Please check back in July 2019.