Sacramental Preparation from 2nd through 8th grade, and class for pre-k through 1st grade
Dear parents and young people,  Welcome to our child and youth formation program! The purpose of our program, along with the reception of one or all of the Sacraments of Initiation, is full integration into the life of a local parish family. The word “initiation” indicates that Baptism, First Holy Communion, and Confirmation “begin” something, namely life in Christ in the context of a Catholic Christian community. As a result our program is threefold:  1) Sunday Mass, which forms the core of all we do even when class is not in session and is the first and most important part of our program.  2) Weekly Class under the dedicated direction of our catechists, and 3) Participation by the parents and/youth in our spring and fall festivals, and the December New Mexico Posada. It is a great way to get to know the other parishioners.  Children age seven (second grade) through middle school attend our Wednesday afternoon instruction from 4:30pm to 6:30pm.  High school youth hold their meetings Thursday evenings from 6:30pm to 8:00pm. They also participate in our seasonal parish programs.    Two years is the time of preparation for 1) Baptism for those children who have already reached  seven years of age, 2) First Holy Communion, and 3) Confirmation.  Class for children Pre-K through 1st  grade is also offered on Wednesdays. Thus we afford parents dropping off all their children together a brief moment of rest during the week! Note, however, that this is not considered part of the two-year sacramental formation program for First Reconciliation and First Holy Communion which begins at age seven.   This year our program begins the first week of September.  For more information call or visit our office!
Sacramental Prep.
Dear parents and young people, Welcome to our child and youth formation program! The purpose of our program, along with the reception of one or all of the Sacraments of Initiation, is full integration into the life of a local parish family. The word “initiation” indicates that Baptism, First Holy Communion, and Confirmation “begin” something, namely life in Christ in the context of a Catholic Christian community. As a result our program is threefold: 1) Sunday Mass, which forms the core of all we do even when class is not in session and is the first and most important part of our program. 2) Weekly Class under the dedicated direction of our catechists, and 3) Participation by the parents and/youth in our spring and fall festivals, and the December New Mexico Posada. It is a great way to get to know the other parishioners. Children age seven (second grade) through middle school attend our Wednesday afternoon instruction from 4:30pm to 6:30pm. High school youth hold their meetings Thursday evenings from 6:30pm to 8:00pm. They also participate in our seasonal parish programs.  Two years is the time of preparation for 1) Baptism for those children who have already reached  seven years of age, 2) First Holy Communion, and 3) Confirmation. Class for children Pre-K through 1st  grade is also offered on Wednesdays. Thus we afford parents dropping off all their children together a brief moment of rest during the week! Note, however, that this is not considered part of the two-year sacramental formation program for First Reconciliation and First Holy Communion which begins at age seven. This year our program begins the first week of September. For more information call or visit our office!