The Sacraments of Christian Initiation

First Communion

  • Children must have passed the examinations for all the educational levels leading to First Communion.
  • Children must have a record of at least thirty (30) weeks of Sunday Mass attendance in the prior twelve (12) months.

Confirmation

  • Children must have passed the examinations for all the educational levels leading to Confirmation.
  • Children must have a record of at least thirty (30) weeks of Sunday Mass attendance in the prior twelve (12) months.

The Christian Formation Program

  • Educational materials are available in both English and Spanish to assist parents in bringing their children to Christ and to a mature understanding of the foundation of the Faith.
  • Parents are responsible for the costs of educational materials.
  • Classes are offered by the Catechists of Our Lady of Lourdes to assist parents in bringing their children to Christ and to a mature understanding of the foundations of the Faith.
  • Children pass from one educational level to another through a series of written examinations.
  • Children can take the examinations as often as necessary in order to pass to the next level of education.
  • Children are also responsible for regular and active participation at Sunday Mass.
  • Attendance at Sunday Mass is established through the use of either the Faith Direct attendance cards or parish envelopes; both of which include the family‚Äôs parish identification number.