Preparations for the sacraments of First Eucharist and Reconciliation is a two year program with active participation in a formal faith formation. These sacraments are taught and celebrated in the context of family and community. Per the Diocese of Oakland, children should receive one year of instruction prior to receiving instruction for the sacraments. Children must be baptized and enrolled for the second year in an approved Faith Formation program and sacramental preparation. Generally, children are prepared for the sacraments of First Reconciliation and First Eucharist in the 2nd grade, as long as they participated in an approved Faith Formation program the previous year. We look forward to seeing our young candidates!