Children ages 6 and younger should be baptized in order to receive any additinal sacraments. Please contact the receptionist for infomation about baptism preparation.
First Reconciliation & First Eucharist
Youth Sacrament programs are two-year programs at St. Mary’s. Children preparing for First Communion will also prepare to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation before receiving First Communion. The first year of preparation begins in 1st Grade and continues into 2nd grade.
The parish offers a Rite of Christian Initiation for Children for students who are 7 years or older. The preparation is also a two-year sacrament program. Please contact the Director of Religious Education, Lauri Hawkins at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 435-940-5453 for more information.
According to the teachings of our faith and baptismal promises, parents are the primary teachers of the faith for their children. Parents are required to attend two parent meetings, one of First Reconciliation and one on First Eucharist. These meetings prepare parents for the awe inspiring responsibility to teach their children about the sacraments. The Youth Faith Formation classes assist and reinforce for the students what is being taught on a formal basis by their parents or guardians.
Confirmation is open to all High School teens under the age of 17. Confirmation is also a two-year program beginning in 8th grade. In the second year of preparation, typically 9th grade, every Candidate (teen) and their parent(s) meet with the Director of Youth Faith Formation to understand what their roles and responsibilities are and get a preview of the program. The preparation classes in the second year are held on Sunday's at 5:10 - 8:30 pm. Every teen must select one sponsor to journey through the discernment process towards Confirmation.