Children's Faith Formation
Our "Sunday School" program meets monthly, with activities for children and adults. We accept children aged 4 years old through 5th grade. Youth in grades 6 through 12 participate in our youth ministry programs
We're here to help you prepare your child for sacraments! Families must be registered parishioners of Our Lady of Lourdes. If your child attends our parish school but your family are members of another parish, or usually attend Mass somewhere else, we invite you to first explore sacramental preparation at that parish.
Baptism is the sacrament in which we become Christians. Children younger than 7 years qualify for our Infant Baptism preparation. Children 7 years old or older participate in our Rite of Christian Initiation adapted for Children (RCIC), and prepare to receive all three sacraments of initiation (Baptism, Confirmation, Eucharist) at a future Easter Vigil Mass. Click here for more information about Baptism.
Communion and Reconciliation preparation (First Communion/First Reconciliation) usually happens when a child is in 2nd grade, but can begin as soon as a child turns 7 years old. Children must be baptized before they can prepare to receive Communion. Our program is flexible, and can be used for children from 7 years old through 5th grade. Click here for more information about First Communion.
For First Communion preparation for children in 6th grade through high school, please contact our youth minister, Matt Nelson at firstname.lastname@example.org.