For Sacramental Preparation, starting on Grade 1, all children are required to fulfill a two year formation program. The
only exception to this requirement is if your child is currently attending Catholic School, in which case he/she may only
attend one year of preparation for First Communion.
To register for Sacramental Preparation you will need to fill out a registration form, pay the enrollment fee and submit
a copy of your child's baptism certificate at the time of enrollment. The Baptism Certificate should be an original copy
or have us personally make a copy of the certificate so we can verify the seal.
We will have several parent meetings and family retreats during the year to give you the necessary tools to aid your
children to be better prepared for this important sacrament, so please make sure to mark your calendars to be present
at these meetings as there will be no make ups.
SAC I and SAC II Explained
Our SAC I and SAC II Classes are modified versions of our sacramental preparation for those children entering 2nd,
3rd or 4th Grade that have not yet started their sacramental preparation. Sacramental Preparation usually begins in
Grade 1 and leads into first communion in Grade 2. However, if your child did not start his/hers preparation during these
years, we can offer an alternate program where your child will be placed with children their own age and be able to
complete his/her sacrament within the required two years. Therefore, if your child falls in this category and will begin
his/her first year formation he/she will enroll in SAC I class, and if he/she is in their second year of formation he/she
should enroll in SAC II. After the completion of the sacrament they can be placed on their corresponding grades to
continue their faith formation.
RCI for Children
Youth 7 years old through 11 years who have not been baptized are invited to enter the RCIA 4 Children process. RCIA
stands for the "Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults" and is a process of conversion for unbaptized adults wishing to enter
the Church. RCIA adapted for Children prepares the child to celebrate all three Sacraments of Initiation (Baptism,
Confirmation and Eucharist) during the Easter season. This is also two year process and is a combination of
age-appropriate religious education, sacramental preparation and rites of the catechumenate.
Religious Education for Children
NOTE: In order to register your child, you need to be a
registered member of St. Anne Catholic Church.