Sacramental Preparation

Reconciliation Catechesis

Reconciliation Catechesis is provided for interested parishioners, Grade 2 and older. 

Preparation for the sacrament is integrated into the religious education curriculum in Our Lady of the Visitation's school program and on Sunday mornings in the fall at the Parish Religious Education Program (PREP) for public school students. Parents are responsible for bringing children to the parish celebrations of Reconciliation regularly from Grade 2 on, and to see that they have taken the opportunity fo confess individually sometime before the end of Grade 4.(This is a parish guideline). Prepared candidates celebrate the sacrament at the Advent or Lenten Parish Communal Reconciliation Services. Parents are expected to participate in the preparation and ongoing encouragement to participate in this sacrament of healing. 

Contact Jeanne Hunt, 347-2228 or jhunt@olvisitation.org.

First Eucharist Preparation

First Eucharist Preparation is provided for interested parishioners, grade 2 and older.

Preparation for first reception of the Eucharist is integrated into the religious education curriculum in Our Lady of the Visitation School, and on Sunday mornings in the spring at the Parish Religious Education Program (PREP) for public school students. Prepared Candidates celebrate the sacrament in the Easter season at specially scheduled Masses. Parents are an integral part of the preparation program and ongoing accompaniment to the Eucharistic Liturgy. 

For more information contact Jeanne Hunt, 347-2228 or jhunt@olvisitation.org

Confirmation Preparation

Confirmation Preparation is provided for 7th Grade students and older. 

Preparation is integrated into both the school and PREP curriculum. Parents, Sponsors and students are involved in three Spirit events, a parent night, a sponsor/ candidate night, and a retreat. The public school students meet twice a month for their preparation sessions on Sunday form 9:00-10:00 a.m. September to April, with the celebration of Confirmation happening in late April. 

Contact Jeanne Hunt, 347-2228 or jhunt@ olvisitation.org.