First Penance, First Holy Communion & Confirmation

Preparation for the Sacraments of Penance, First Holy Communion, and Confirmation at the Cathedral Parish

Cathedral Sacramental Preparation 2022-2023

The Cathedral Parish will offer classes again this coming year for children who need to prepare for the sacraments of Reconciliation, First Holy Communion and Confirmation.  This is NOT a full religious education program.

Your child may attend these classes whether he or she is attending a Catholic school in the Archdiocese, is in a religious education program at another parish, is NOT in religious education, or is in a home-based program.

There will be a section of each class for primarily English-speaking children/families, and another for primarily Spanish-speaking children/families.

The schedule for 2022-2023 will be out very soon!  Classes for the English-speaking section will start on October.  Children coming for First Holy Communion preparation will be prepared for the Sacrament of Penance during the fall; after New Year classes will focus on the Holy Eucharist and specific preparation for First Holy Communion.  Confirmation preparation will follow the same schedule.

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The Sacrament of Confirmation for school age children will be on Sunday, April 16, 2023 at the 11:00 AM Solemn Mass. Bishop Joseph Coffey will administer the Sacrament.

First Holy Communion will be on Sunday, May 7, 2023 at the 11:00 AM Solemn Mass.