Confirmation and First Communion
The Sacraments of First Communion and Confirmation complete the process of Christian Initiation, which began at Baptism. The Christian is born anew by Baptism, strengthened by Confirmation, and receives in the Eucharist the food of eternal life. This process is designed to be the second year of the sacramental preparation journey and is a time of joyous celebration: an outpouring of the Gifts of the Spirit as well as receiving our Lord in communion. The Diocese of Phoenix uses the process of ‘Restored Order’ (starting in 2005) that permits the reception of the sacraments together. To learn more about this process, the Diocese has provided an informative Frequently Asked Questions guide.
We’re excited for you to take this important step in the faith! The candidate should display an openness of the heart through mass attendance, consistent attendance of formation sessions at the parish, participation in a retreat, and a willingness to participate in community service. Additionally, the candidate must provide a copy of their baptismal certificate and all paperwork and fees.
A sponsor should be a faithful Catholic who walks with the candidate as witness and guide. The sponsor should be a confirmed, practicing Catholic, 16 years of age or older. The sponsor should also not be the parents of the candidate. Sponsors are to support their candidate during the preparation process through prayer, words of encouragement and attendance when required and are to present the candidates to the bishop for anointing.
Children typically celebrate both Confirmation and First Communion together in the 3rd grade. Students prepare for Reconciliation prior to First Communion and Confirmation.
Please attend a Parent Sacrament Orientation Meeting to find out more.
Contact Gabi Franzoni using the information below
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First Communion/Confirmation Registration
For various reasons, there are times when adults are seeking the sacrament of Confirmation. Maybe initiation sacraments were never completed or someone is coming from a Diocese that Confirms at a different age. Whatever the reason, we will help you sort it out and get you in the right program!
Please contact Lenny Kelley using the information below.