For more information, contact the Faith Formation Office at (616) 676-9111 ext 114 or

Traditional Age Sacrament Preparation

First Holy Communion & First Reconciliation – 2nd Grade
Confirmation – 8th Grade

First Reconciliation & First Communion contact:

Jolana Peard
Pastoral Associate forJunior Disciples Ministry

First Communion: Sunday, May 5, 2024 at 1:30 p.m. in the main Sanctuary

Non-Traditional Age Sacrament Preparation: Older students preparing for the Sacraments of Holy Communion and Reconciliation participate in weekly faith formation sessions at their grade level, participate in sacrament preparation sessions, and receive activities to do at-home with their families.

Confirmation contact:

Kimberly Patterson
Pastoral Associate for Young Disciples Ministries

Confirmation: Wednesday, May 8, 2024 at 7:00 p.m. at the Cathedral of Saint Andrew

Candidates are expected to attend all scheduled dates and Mass on Sundays and Holy Days.

 Sacrament Preparation Events 2023-2024

First Reconciliation Retreat: Sunday, September 24, 2023 at 1:00 p.m.

Confirmation Retreat: Sunday, January 21, 2024 OR Sunday, February 4, 2024 from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

First Communion Plate Painting: Monday, February 5, 2024 from 5:00 to 6:15 or 6:45 to 8:00 p.m. OR Tuesday, February 6, 2024 from 5:00 to 6:15 p.m.

First Communion Retreat: Sunday, March 3, 2024 at 1:00 p.m.

SHINE Youth Rally (optional for 8th graders): Sunday, March 24, 2024 from 12:30 to 6:30 p.m.