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Introduction to Sacrament Preparation

“You shall love the Lord your God with your whole heart, whole soul and your whole mind…You must love your neighbor as yourself.”


Sacramental preparation always takes place in the context of family involvement. All students preparing for First Reconciliation First Eucharist or Confirmation are expected to have completed the full previous year of Faith Formation before beginning to study for one of these sacraments. Our preparation process covers two years for full background and spiritual growth.

Preparation for these sacraments is separate from classes. Special sessions are intended for and involve parents. If you anticipate that other activities, events or programs in the coming year will compete with the time necessary for sacramental preparation, perhaps you might consider postponing the preparation until such a time that allows you and your family to fully engage in the preparation process.

Sacramental Prep

Students are asked to be enrolled concurrently in one of our Faith Formation programs while they prepare with us for a sacrament unless they are a Catholic School student.

First Eucharist and First Reconciliation : Students in second grade (or older) and their parents attend four special meetings/prayer services and a Sacramental Retreat.  Families will also complete Sacrament Prep workbooks in the comfortable and intimate setting of their homes.

Confirmation: Students in 8th grade begin preparation for and celebrate the sacrament in the spring following their completion of a two year program. 10-12th grade teens not yet confirmed can contact the Youth Ministry Office at 248-625-1756 for Confirmation options!

When registering your child for one of these sacraments please mark the appropriate section under “Sacrament Preparation” on the registration form in addition to enrolling for regular Faith Formation classes.

Baptism: If you are interested in Baptism for your infant or young child (under six years of age), please click on our baptism preparation section for details. For Baptism of school age children (six and up), please see our Children’s RCIA section. Any adults interested in becoming Catholic or updating your faith, please see our RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) section.

If you are interested in being married at St. Daniel, we have a preparation time of approximately 6 months. Please see our Marriage Preparation (Link to Marriage Prep when available – Father to complete)

For information on Anointing of the Sick and Holy Orders (Link to Holy Orders under Worship), please see our Sacraments area under Worship. For information on Annulments, please see our section under Worship.


7010 Valley Park Dr
Clarkston, MI 48346


Colleen Snyder
Director of Religious Education

Lynn Lenhardt