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First Reconciliation &

First Communion

Preparation for the Sacrament of Reconciliation and Communion is done during 1st and 2nd grade with the reception of the Sacrament in 2nd grade. If you have a child who is ready to begin sacramental preparation, he or she is very welcome to join us. If the child has reached a more advanced age (6th grade or older) without yet participating in Reconciliation, then our Youth Christian Initiation program may be more appropriate. For more details, please contact Shaun Byrne or call 205-803-5425.


Preparation for the Sacrament of Confirmation is done during 7th and 8th grade with reception of the Sacrament in 8th grade. St. Francis Xavier School and the Parish School of Religion work together with our families to prepare our students to be sealed with the Holy Spirit in the sacrament of Confirmation. This process involves, once in 8th grade, a series of bi-weekly Sunday evening sessions and a weekend retreat - all of which is meant to deepen the students' understanding of and open their hearts to the grace that God offers them in Confirmation. To discuss Confirmation, please contact Shaun Byrne or call 205-803-5425.

Shaun Byrne
Director of Religious Education

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