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 or above
Regular attendance and active participation in a Faith Formation or JPII school program is required for the reception of First Reconciliation which typically takes place in the second grade and above. Children and parents prepare together from the Fargo Diocese curriculum entitled, Encounter with Christ from Our Sunday Visitor. A Sunday afternoon parent/child retreat for both Faith Formation and JPII families will be held 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 or JPII school 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. Children and parents prepare together from the Fargo Diocese curriculum entitled, Encounter with Christ and attend a Sunday afternoon parent/child retreat. The celebration of both Sacraments of Confirmation and First Eucharist will take place at the same liturgy during the Easter season with Bishop John Folda.
To register for the Sacraments of First Reconciliation, Confirmation, and/or First Eucharist:
- Click here to download Sacrament Registration 2019-2020
- 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