Sacramental Preparation

Baptized youth who are in grades 2 and older have the opportunity to prepare for the sacraments of Reconciliation and Eucharist. They must be enrolled in Catholic school, the Religious Education program or an approved home study during the year in which they prepare. Lessons for 2nd graders are done in the classroom and/or at home. Specialized classes using age-appropriate materials are scheduled for youth in grades 3-8. Individualized programs are designed for high school youth.

Unbaptized youth in grades 3 and older may prepare for the Sacraments of Baptism, Reconciliation, and Eucharist. An individualized program will be designed based on the age and needs of the youth and his/her family.

High School Confirmation preparation for the St. Veronica parishes is a collaborative effort for students in their junior or senior year. Candidates prepare through a series of classes that take place at the parishes on a rotating schedule, led by a team of adults, including several parish deacons with the focus being on the Holy Spirit, the Creed and Discipleship.

The Catholic parishes in the San Francisco Archdiocese welcome adults and families who are interested in joining the Catholic faith community and anyone who is interested in learning more about the Catholic faith. The rites of initiation offer a combination of personal preparation and discernment in a small group format, combined with public liturgical ceremonies which celebrate an individual’s gradual incorporation into the Catholic faith community. The parishes also provide preparation opportunities for baptized and catechized adults and young adults who wish to be confirmed.

Baptizing Infants and Children

We believe that the baptism of infants and young children assumes the full and active participation of both the parents and the parish community in the faith formation of children. The nature of this shared responsibility is outlined in the Baptism Covenant which we ask parents to sign at the time of baptizing an infant or young child.

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For all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ. – Galatians 3:27

The Sacraments