The Diocese of Pensacola-Tallahassee sets forth guidelines for the preparation and reception of the sacraments. What we believe shows forth in the way we celebrate sacraments, especially in those of initiation: Baptism, Confirmation, Eucharist and in Reconciliation.
Children normally do not begin sacramental preparation unless there is regular attendance and participation in the Sunday Mass. That is first and foremost in the practice of our faith. At St. Paul Catholic Church our faith formation program, especially in sacramental preparation, focuses on building the domestic church, “Children’s preparation…begins in the home. The family has the most important role in communicating the Christian and human values that format the foundation for a child’s understanding of the Eucharist”. (NDC-126)
By registering your child for sacramental preparation for First Holy Communion and Reconciliation you are committing to follow the guidelines set forth by the diocese and this parish.