Sacramental Preparation Newsletter

Sacramental Preparation Has Begun!

If you have not received a syllabus or picked up your materials, please email Elizabeth Lyons at

*Note that this does not apply to St. Michael Parish School families.

How do I know if my child is ready for Reconciliation and Eucharist?

Preparation for the Sacraments becomes a focus for a family when the parents and the child discern they are ready to begin Immediate Preparation.

Children who have attained the age of reason(7 years or older) who experiences:

  • Daily family prayer
  • Parents as a model of faith and love
  • Education in living the virtues
  • Attending Sunday Mass each week
  • A prior year of faith formation through the parish or a Catholic School

A child who experiences this type of family formation in the home, will have a burning desire to receive Jesus in the Eucharist.

Families seeking Sacraments for their child must be enrolled in our Family Faith Guide ministry. Immediate formation at the parish will occur starting in January 2021. Contact Elizabeth Lyons at for an interview.

Video and Reflection Questions

Watch the video on this page and then spend time reflecting on the associated questions. The video is meant for parents. Our hope is that these videos will deepen your understanding of the Catholic faith and specifically the sacrament of Reconciliation.

  1. Why is Confession a place of victory?
  2. How does this enhance your understanding about the Sacrament of Reconciliation?
  3. What has your experience been with the Sacrament of Reconciliation (aka Confession)? Share the ways God has blessed you in this sacrament. If you haven’t gone in a while, consider making time to go this week.