Children who are 7 years or older are ready to begin preparing for the Sacraments of Reconciliation and Eucharist. Immediate preparation presumes that children have already had a year of familiarity with the Catholic faith e.g. attending Mass with parents, knowledge of basic concepts of faith. To register for these Sacraments as member of the Catholic Community of St. Paul you must:
- Attend at least one year of faith formation (Year 1) immediately prior to the year of preparation (Year 2) with good attendance. (The Year 1 prerequisite can take place in either a parish-based faith formation program or at a Catholic school.)
- Present a copy of the child’s Baptismal certificate, if they were not baptized here at St. Paul’s.
- Faithfully participate in Mass on all Sundays and Holy Days of Obligation.
- During the year of Sacrament Prep (Year 2), participate with good attendance in both the Wednesday Sacrament Prep classes and a regular Faith Formation program (Either Parish-based or in Catholic school).
For additional information on children’s preparation for 1st Eucharist, or to register for faith formation classes, please contact the Faith Formation Office 352-787-6354, ext. 238.
Adults who have not received the Sacrament of the Eucharist may call Jeff Falanga, 352-787-6354, ext. 251.