Sacramental Preparation

Additional Information

The St. Paul Religious Education department offers preparation for Baptism, First Reconciliation, and First Eucharist.  Requirements, current calendars, and contact information is listed under the headings below.


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In order to be able to schedule a Baptism at St. Paul parish, parents must attend a Baptism Preparation Class offered every other month beginnning in January.  Attendance at other parishes is acknowledged as long as a valid certificate or letter from the appropriate representative of that parish is available.  At St. Paul, participation in a Baptism Preparation class must be within 5 years of the date that you wish to have a child Baptized.  The current Baptism Prep Calendar can be found here.

First Holy Communion

Learn more about the process of preparing your child to receive First Holy Communion. Requirements for First Eucharist Preparation are listed here, as well, as the current First Eucharist Prep Calendar in English and Spanish.

First Reconciliation

One of the first steps to preparing your child to be fully initiated into the Catholic Church is celebrating the Sacrament of Reconciliation.  Learn more about this process.

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