The Sacraments nourish, strengthen and express our faith. They are actions of the Holy Spirit at work in his Body, the Church.
(Catechism of the Catholic Church)
Sacramental preparation begins in the life of community: family, parish and school. Preparation immediate to the celebration of sacraments of initiation are structured within the context of family and parish practice. Preparation of school age children is always intergenerational involving parents, godparents, grandparents and others who support the faith life of the candidate. Archdiocesan policies and universal Church law as well as pastoral best practices shape the design of our preparation programs.