Children’s Sacramental Preparation

St. Peter, with every parish in the Archdiocese of Denver, follows the restored order of the sacraments of initiation 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 (Reconciliation, Confirmation and Communion)
through a 2 year program.

If your child is 7 years old or older and not yet baptized please go to our RCIA page

2nd Grade

2nd Graders learn about Salvation History
and are prepared for the sacrament of reconciliation.

Requirements

Classes for children are Sunday mornings
9:45am – 11:15am

Parents attend 1 class each month

3rd Grade

Children must have attended year 1 of our sacramental preparation program.

3rd Graders are prepared for the sacraments of confirmation and eucharist.

Requirements

Classes for children are Sunday mornings
9:45am – 11:15am

Parents attend 1 class each month

3rd – 12th Grade

St.Peter’s has classes for parents of older children who are still in need of Confirmation or Confirmation and First Holy communion.

1 year: confirmation only

2 year: reconciliation, confirmation and Eucharist

Requirements

Parents attend classes 2 times per month on Sunday mornings 9:45am – 11:15am

Children in 6th -12th grade must regularly attend Wednesday night youth group

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

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.

Homeschool

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 to receive sacraments.

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).