Sacramental Preparation of Infants, Children and Teens
Infant & Young Children Baptism (Ages Infant - 7 years)
Please see the Baptism page for more information.
Baptism of School Age Children
Please see the OCIA page for more information.
First Reconciliation and First Eucharist
The Holy Eucharist is the source and summit of the Christian life, the Lord’s own sacrifice. In the blessed Eucharist is contained the whole spiritual good of the Church, namely, Christ himself. It is communion in the divine life. It is the culmination both of God’s action sanctifying the world in Christ and of the worship offered to Christ. It is the sum and summary of our faith. Eucharist completes the Christian Initiation. Catholics are encouraged to receive the Holy Eucharist regularly.
Any baptized Catholic child who has reached the age of reason (7 years of age and attended religious education classes for two consecutive years) is eligible to receive the Sacrament of the Eucharist, usually referred to as First Communion.
- Parents must provide proof that the child has been baptized in the Catholic Church.(Baptismal certificate)
- The child must attend one year of Faith Formation prior to attending a sacrament preparation program provided at the parish.
- Parents will be expected to participate in a monthly class to help fully prepare them to guide their child through their journey towards their First Reconciliation (Confession) and First Eucharist. (October-April)
- As primary educators of their children, parents are expected to bring their children to Mass and participate fully. Children's Mass will be held every other month. Please see the calendar for the schedule.
Confirmation 7th-12th Grade
Confirmation classes are on Sunday's from 1:15 to 3:30 pm. Junior High Teens (7th and 8th graders) and High School teens (Freshmen - Seniors) interested in receiving the Sacrament of Confirmation may start enrolling for classes in August. Those interested in taking the Confirmation classes must be enrolled in faith formation classes for at least one year prior to enrolling in the Confirmation class. Interviews are scheduled before class begins. Students will be required to attend Mass and all teen Masses, complete 15 hours of community service hours, attend the retreat in March and complete all other requirements. Contact: Marilou Marcotte, Pastoral Assistant for Faith Formation at 360-479-9525 X216 for more information.
Sacramental Preparation of Adults
Please see our ORDER OF CHRISTIAN INITIATION OF ADULTS page for information on the preparation process that leads to the celebration of the Sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist for those eighteen years of age and older.
Sacramental Preparation for Marriage (See also our "Marriage" page)
We would like to help engaged couples to prepare well to celebrate the Sacrament of Marriage in the Church. Please contact us at least six months in advance of any proposed wedding date to make arrangements for pre-marriage preparation and to register for the marriage preparation process. At least one party of the couple must be a registered member of Holy Trinity or have parents registered in our parish. You are advised not to set a wedding date until you have contacted the parish regarding eligibility. Your freedom to marry must also be established prior to the setting of a wedding date. Please call the parish office at (360) 377-7674 for further information or if you have questions.