Sacramental Preparation: 
Information for Parishes

The Catechesis Office is pleased to provide a number of supports to parishes for Sacramental Preparation for the Sacraments of Initiation.

We encourage you to look at the resources for Parents/Guardians for video and PDF resources that will be of assistance to you. 


We have models of sacramental preparation for each of the Sacraments of Initiation. These outlines assist parishes in designing meetings and retreats by suggesting the timing and content of meetings as a planning guide.


Children in our Catholic Schools benefit from the religious education provided in the classroom.




Training and other assistance

We are pleased to assist parishes in training volunteers in the use of any of our materials or in basic facilitation skills. Please contact us to discuss particular needs.

We also have recommendations of DVD resources, available through our Diocesan Library which can be used for parent meetings or as part of retreats.

Photo: CNS photo/Don B Lake