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Sacramental Preparation for Grades 2 - 5

Sacramental Preparation through Disciples

First Reconciliation

In the Diocese of Phoenix, second graders are prepared to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation for the first time. Also known as Confession or Penance, Reconciliation is the sacrament we participate in to confess our sins to God, receive a penance from the priest, and reconcile with the faith community.

For our second graders preparing through Disciples, Mondays during the months of September through November are spent learning through Signs of Grace. They are then offered the opportunity to receive the sacrament on December 7, 2019. Register for Disciples by clicking here.

For older children in our Disciples program, please watch Forgiven, a video series available through FORMED. The parish has a subscription to this Catholic streaming service that you can join for free. Register at by using our parish code:2BJHJ8.

Confirmation & First Communion

The Diocese of Phoenix has restored the order of these sacraments of initiation to reflect the early Church's custom of celebrating them together. Third grade is the norm for preparing to receive Confirmation and First Communion.

Through our Disciples program, our third graders -- and those fourth & fifth graders who have not received these sacraments -- participate in immediate preparation by watching videos available on our YouTube channel:  In addition to the videos, worksheets must be completed. The worksheets and a complete list of requirements are found to the right. Register for Disciples by clicking here.

The YouTube Playlist "Formation by Brian Guillot" can be found here




Requirements for

Confirmation & First Communion

Explanations for these requirements are found on Requirements/Video One. In order to receive Confirmation and First Communion, the child must:

  1. be in third, fourth, or fifth grade
  2. be baptized Catholic
  3. attend Disciples
  4. attend Mass
  5. watch the videos and complete the worksheets
  6. help out at home
  7. participate in a retreat
  8. choose a Confirmation name
  9. choose a Confirmation sponsor
  10. attend the sacrament rehearsal

Forms for

Confirmation & First Communion

Worksheets for

Confirmation & First Communion



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