The Church has these wonderful things called 'Sacraments'. There are seven in the Catholic Church: Baptism, Reconciliation, Confirmation, Eucharist, Marriage, Holy Orders, and Annointing of the Sick. These give us special graces. As parents, we are the first educators in the faith, and being involved in preparing ourselves and our children for this amazing journey of grace is so important! Here we will just look at Baptism, Reconciliation, Confirmation and Eucharist.
“There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called to one hope when you were called; one Lord, one faith, one baptism; one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all.” Eph 4:4-6
Go to the Baptism page for more on preparation for Baptism
Reconciliation, Confirmation & First Eucharist
From the age of seven, children may begin discern their readiness to prepare to receive these sacraments. Some ways which parents can walk alongside their children in this discernment and preparation time are presented on the Reconciliation, Confirmation and First Eucharist page.