Our diocesan guidelines stress that parents who choose to prepare their children for sacraments should become involved in the child’s preparation through prayer in the home, regular experiences of Sunday Mass and attendance at parent meetings for each of these sacraments.
Baptism of children:
If your child has not been baptized in the Catholic Church, please contact Chris Steffan for further assistance. firstname.lastname@example.org 232-2414 ext. 127.
First Reconciliation (Penance): Grade 2 and above
Regular attendance and active participation in a faith formation program is required for the reception of First Reconciliation which typically takes place in the second grade and above. Special handouts are given to the family to be completed at home. This is a tremendous bonding time between you and your child. Children and parents preparing for their child’s First Reconciliation attend Wednesday evening sessions and a Sunday afternoon parent/child retreat at Nativity Church. The celebration of the Sacrament of Reconciliation will take place at Nativity Church during the Lenten season.
Confirmation and First Eucharist: Grade 3 and above
Regular attendance and active participation in a faith formation program is required for the reception of Confirmation and First Eucharist. All third-grade children and above preparing to receive Confirmation and First Eucharist must also have been prepared for the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Special preparation handouts are given to the family to be completed at home. Wednesday evening sessions and Sunday afternoon parent/child retreats at Nativity Church are scheduled for each sacrament. The celebration of both Sacraments of Confirmation and First Eucharist will take place at the same liturgy with Bishop John Folda.
To register for the Sacraments of First Reconciliation, Confirmation, and/or First Eucharist:
- Click here to download 2018-2019 FF Sacrament Registration Form (rev 7/31/18)
- You can either print the form and fill it out by hand, or you can fill it out online (Adobe Acrobat DC Required) and then print it out.
- Please return the form with payment to Nativity Church, 1825 11th St S, Fargo ND 58103