First Reconciliation, Confirmation & First Communion

Growing in Faith through Forgiveness, His Presence, Strength

The Sacrament of First Reconciliation (also known as Confession or Penance) is where we find God’s unconditional forgiveness. As a result we are called to forgive others and avoid sin again. Catholics are reminded to turn to Reconciliation throughout their lives for strength and redirection.

The Sacrament of Confirmation builds upon a journey in faith and truth that began at Baptism. Confirmation is made after an educational period of prayerful discernment, and it represents complete initiation of the individual into the Catholic faith.

For Catholics, the ritual of the Eucharist, or Communion, is a sacrifice where the real presence of Jesus is believed to be present. As we receive Christ’s Body and Blood through bread and wine, we are spiritually nourished and brought closer to God. First Communion represents an understanding about this part of the Mass and an individual receives Eucharist for the first time.

For Children

“The sacraments are Christ’s own gift that provide us with his grace.” (

Sacrament preparation is a two year program at Our Lady of the Angels. The same model as Family Catechesis is used with parents/guardians participating in the process.

Year One is preparation for First Reconciliation for  students in grades 2 and above.

Year Two is preparation for First Communion and Confirmation. Students in grades 3 and above who have completed First Reconciliation can participate. The Diocese of Phoenix celebrates the Rite of Restored Order where students receive the sacrament of Confirmation in the 3rd grade prior to receiving their First Communion.

Enrollment begins in May and continues through  August, with curriculum spanning Fall through Spring. Sacrament Preparation students are required to co-enroll into Family Catechesis unless they attend a Catholic School.

First Reconciliation begins in September 2016 for children in Grade 2 +.
First Communion & Confirmation begins in October 2016 for Grade 3 +.
To inquire about Confirmation only, contact us anytime of the year.

Inquire about First Reconciliation, First Communion and Confirmation

To begin, inquire with Director Patty Tafolla. Call 480.948.7460, ext.154 or complete the form below.

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For Adults – Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA)

untitledzxThe Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is a sacramental formation process that prepares individuals age 18 and above for the transformation of becoming Catholic. Conversion is at the heart and RCIA facilitates that transformation.

RCIA helps people awaken and respond to the stirrings of God to a renewed life, occurring through stages of conversion, and culminating in full initiation via the sacraments of Baptism, First Communion and Confirmation. It transforms men and women for lives of service, charity and justice as witnesses to the reign of God.

Inquire about RCIA

Kindly complete the form below and program leader Kathleen Garast or George Joumas will follow-up with you. Thank you.

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