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Children's Faith Formation

Children's Faith Formation Ministries

2023/2024 Registration is Open

In-person classes for students in 1st through 8th grades
will be held on Sundays from 11:00am - Noon
starting October 15, 2023.

2023-2024 Children's Faith Formation Registration

Step 1 - Send an email to, or call 916-443-8084 (9am-12pm M-F),
or complete the online Children's Faith Formation Registration Form.

Documents referenced on the registration form:
Photo Policy
Circle of Grace Curriculum and Lesson Outline

Step 2 - Confirm registration

You will receive an email confirming registration.
Also, on this page, there is a link to the payment page.

Step 3 - Pay the Fee(s)

Tuition for all students: $45 per child

Additional Sacrament Preparation fee (for students who will receive sacraments):

For First Communion - $45
For Confirmation - $60 (includes registration fee for mandatory diocesan Confirmation Conference)

If tuition is a financial burden on your family, please contact the Faith Formation Team at for information regarding tuition help through scholarship.

Step 4 - Submit baptismal certificate

A copy of the baptismal certificate is required for children who will receive First Communion or Confirmation in the coming year (2024). Simply scan a copy of the certificate and email it to or mail a copy to the Parish Center at 1066 26th Street, Sacramento, CA 95816.

Sacramental Preparation

Baptism Preparation

For the baptism of infants and children through First Grade, please refer to the Children’s Baptism tab under Sacraments on the parish web site menu.

First Communion and Reconciliation Preparation

Children who are already baptized normally receive First Communion and Reconciliation (Confession) in Second Grade after a two-year preparation in our parish school or Faith Formation Program. Dates for the celebration of these sacraments, and any additional activities, have not yet been determined.

Confirmation Preparation

Children who are baptized and have received First Communion and Reconciliation normally receive Confirmation in the Seventh Grade after a two-year preparation in our parish school or Faith Formation Program. In addition to two years of classroom attendance, Confirmation candidates also participate in a diocesan Confirmation Conference, a parish retreat, and an interview process. Dates for the celebration of Confirmation and any related activities have not yet been determined.

RCIA for Children

The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults is adapted for school age children and teens over the age of 7 who have missed Sacraments of Initiation. This includes:

  • children and teens who were never baptized
  • children and teens who were baptized as infants, either Catholic or in another Christian denomination, but never received any formal faith formation and have had little or no connection with Church

This is a two-year process - a year of Inquiry to learn about the Catholic faith followed by a Catechumenate year. Children and teens in this process receive all the Sacraments of Initiation - Baptism, Confirmation and First Communion - at the Easter Vigil on the night before Easter. Contact the Faith Formation Team at for more information.

Little Lambs

The Little Lambs program for Nursery, Preschool, and Kindergarten groups is still suspended temporarily.

Children's Liturgy of the Word

Children’s Liturgy of the Word is still suspended temporarily.