YM Sacrament Preparation


Registration for the 2021-2022 Sacramental Year closed on Monday, August 30, 2021.

“In those days Jesus departed to the mountain to pray, and He spent the night in prayer to God. When day came, Jesus called His Disciples to himself, and from them He chose Twelve, whom he also named Apostles.” ~~ Luke 6:12-13

Youth Ministry Sacramental Preparation is for those in middle-school and high-school grades 6th - 12th. The Diocese of Phoenix is a restored order diocese, which means that both Confirmation and First Communion are ordinarily celebrated in 3rd grade. Youth Ministry Sacrament Preparation is a two-year program that will prepare any middle or high-school age teen for youth of any or all of the Sacraments of Initiation (Baptism, Confirmation, First Communion) and 1st Reconciliation.
The first year of our two-year Youth Ministry Sacramental Preparation, the youth are considered Disciples, and their second year, the youth are Apostles.  The two-year youth ministry sacramental preparation includes attending weekly Mass, participating in weekly EDGE or Life Teen (depending on grade), as well as, coming to Tuesday classes with a parent/sponsor.

DISCIPLES, 1st Year, Sacrament Preparation for Reconciliation 2021-2022

EDGE Disciples program booklet [grades 6-8]
LIFE TEEN Disciples program booklet [grades 9-12]

APOSTLES, 2nd Year, Sacrament Preparation for Confirmation & 1st Eucharist 2021-2022

EDGE Apostles program booklet [grades 6-8]
LIFE TEEN Apostles program booklet [grades 9-12]
Godparent/Sponsor Letter of Eligibility form {due Nov. 2, 2021}
Sponsor Assignment #1 {due December 2021}
Sponsor Assignment #2 {due Jan. 11, 2022}
Sponsor Assignment #3 {due Feb. 22, 2022}
Saint Research {Saint Project due Jan. 11, 2022}

If your youth already has their Sacraments (or are not ready for Sacramental Preparation yet), we invite them to look into joining St. Helen Life Teen (9th-12th graders) or EDGE (6th-8th graders).