Sacramental Preparation for Older Children

Preparing to receive sacraments is a two-year process, as required by the Diocese.  St. Gabriel Church offers sacramental preparation for children and teens who did not receive sacraments of Baptism, First Reconciliation, First Eucharist, and/or Confirmation at the traditional ages in our parish.  

Contact us before registering for Faith Formation if your child meets any of the following criteria.  We'll work with you to ensure correct class placement. 

  • Rising 2nd graders who have not been baptized
  • Rising 2nd graders who have been baptized but did not attend Faith Formation or Catholic School in 1st grade
  • Rising 3rd  - 8th graders who have not been baptized or have not yet received First Reconciliation and First Eucharist
  • Teens who have not received the sacraments of Baptism, First Reconciliation, First Eucharist Eucharist and Confirmation.   

What does sacramental prep involve for children who meet the above criteria?

Rising 2nd Graders

  • Year 1:  Our Faith Formation “first year” (1st grade) class.  Baptism is received in this year.
  • Year 2:  Our Faith Formation “second year” (2nd grade) class.  First Reconciliation and First Eucharist are received in this year.

Rising 3rd – 8th Graders

  • Year 1:  Regular Faith Formation, typically at your child’s grade-level.  Baptism is received in this year, if needed.
  • Year 2:  Sacramental Prep Class.  First Reconciliation and First Eucharist are received in this year.

Rising 9th - 12th Graders

A one-year teen program.  These students will receive Baptism, First Eucharist and Confirmation at the Easter Vigil Mass. Arrangements for First Reconciliation are made separately.



 

Registration Form - Sacramental Prep Class for Teens

 
 

Informacion para la clase de preparation sacramental para adolecentes

 

Contact Information

Kdg - 3rd Grades:
Kristen Rivera
krivera@stgabrielchurch.org
704-362-5047, ext. 228

4th - 8th Grades:
Trish Stewart
tstewart@stgabrielchurch.org
704-362-5047, ext. 219

 

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