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Introduction to Sacramental 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 second grade students preparing for First Reconciliation or First Eucharist (except Catholic School and F.I.R.E. students) will prepare in-class.  ALL second grade students will attend two prayer meetings, one Liturgy service and one Sacramental Retreat.

Students preparing for Confirmation attend a two-year program starting in 8th grade and make their Confirmation in Spring of their 9th grade year.

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 must 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 two special meetings/prayer services, a Liturgy preparation, and a Sacramental Retreat. Students also complete Sacramental preparation in class.  F.I.R.E. and Catholic School families must attend the meetings/prayer services, Liturgy service, and Retreat plus complete Sacramental Prep workbooks at home.

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 Faith Formation Office at 248-625-1750 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 contact the Faith Formation Office at 248-625-1750. 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 page under Worship.

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


7010 Valley Park Dr
Clarkston, MI 48346




Rebecca Joseph

Director of Faith Formation

Vikki Toth

Faith Formation Coordinator