Children do not have to be baptized to attend Transfiguration Religious Education classes.
However, children do have to be baptized if they want to receive the sacraments of:
- First Reconciliation (First Confession), 7 years old and above
- First Communion (The Eucharist), 7 years old and above
- Confirmation, 12 years old and above
After First Grade, children that want to receive the sacraments of Confession and Communion have to attend our religious education Second Grade (sacrament preparation) class no matter what grade they are in school. After they complete the Second Grade sacrament preparation class, they can move onto the same religious education grade as the grade they are in at their school.
Children that attend Catholic school do not have to attend religious education classes (although they are welcome to do so). They are prepared for the sacraments of First Reconciliation and First Communion at their Catholic school.
The sacrament of Confirmation is celebrated every two years for 7th and 8th grade children. Children are prepared for the sacrament of Confirmation by the Coordinator of Religious Education (CRE) of the church.
Children who were not baptized at Transfiguration have to provide the CRE with a copy of their baptism certificate.
Walter Coddington is the CRE of Transfiguration Church.
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