Youth Sacramental Preparation

Preparing for the Sacraments of 1st Reconciliation, Confirmation and 1st Eucharist.  

St. Cecilia has a parish wide preparation program -  which includes all students from the public, parochial, and home schools.  This Sacramental preparation program is in addition to their current classroom religious education program.  Both parents and students are required to participate in these preparation programs.

In order to participate in these programs, the student must

  • provide an official certificate of baptism
  • be a registered member of St. Cecilia.

During this time of preparation, the students are expected to attend:

  • a classroom religious education progrm (ex. PSR, SJN or home school)
  • parish sacramental preparation classes with a parent.

The Sacramental Preparation programs consist of:

  • Parent meetings
  • Parent / student meetings
  • Individual studies

In the Diocese of Springfield, IL, the Sacraments of Christian Initiation are gradually being restored to the original sequence (Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist) for children.

More information is available on this Restored Order Micro Site created by the Springfield Diocese.

St. Cecilia church will follow Bishop Paprocki's gradual implementation plan:

Spring 2019 (No students receive 1st Eucharist this year.)

2nd Grade – Prepare for and receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation

8th Grade – Prepare for and receive the Sacrament of Confirmation

Spring 2020 - 2025

2nd Grade – Prepare for and receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation

3rd Grade – Prepare for and receive the Sacraments of Confirmation & Eucharist

8th Grade – Prepare for and receive the Sacrament of Confirmation

Spring 2025 and beyond

2nd Grade – Prepare for and receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation

3rd Grade – Prepare for and receive the Sacraments of Confirmation & Eucharist

Please call the parish office or email the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.