2020-2021 Children’s
Sacramental Preparation

Information, Guidelines, and Options:
Sacramental Preparations for Anchor students follow the "Restored Order" according to the Archdiocese of Denver. Please plan accordingly for your child to receive these Sacraments.
Reconciliation~2nd Grade (through 5th Grade)
Confirmation and First Eucharist~3rd Grade (through 5th Grade)
 delayed.

● 3 In-person Meetings: Sacramental Preparation meetings
       with Adult and Child.
●“Charting your Course”~Pastoral Meeting
●Retreat Day.~8:45 AM - 12:00 PM
●Faith Formation Component: 80% or better in-class
       Anchor attendance.
●Anchor@Home family lessons (optional).

Anchor -- In Class

Anchor -- At Home

● 3 In-person Meetings: Sacramental Preparation meetings
       with Adult and Child.
●“Charting your Course”~Pastoral Meeting
●Retreat Day.~8:45 AM - 12:00 PM
●Faith Formation Component: Anchor@Home family lessons  completed at home with books filled out and Bibles marked up.

At least one parent and the child preparing to receive the Sacraments must attend these meetings. There will be at home practice and assignments to complete in order to prepare for the Sacraments.


Frequently Asked Questions:

  1. Is there a 100% Remote (At Home) option for Sacramental Preparation? No.
    There is not an 100% Remote option for Sac Prep simply because the Sacraments themselves do not take place in the home. Most of the preparation and faith formation can be done in the home, but when a person receives the Sacraments of Initiation, they are being welcomed into a family, a community of believers called the Church. It is necessary and fitting that the preparation for the Sacraments be within the context of the Parish community.
  2. What precautions will be taken to ensure our safety for the In-Person meetings?
    We will be following all the safety guidelines of masks, social distancing, and using only 25% capacity of any given space to conduct our meetings. The rooms are sanitized before and after each meeting. We will also be screening and taking/recording
    temperatures before each meeting.
  3. What if our family is high risk and uncomfortable being “In-Person” given the
    current circumstances of the COVID-19 virus?
    If you find yourself or your family in this situation, it is perfectly acceptable to postpone the Sacrament until you are able to
    join the Church in celebrating the Sacraments in the public setting. You are welcome and encouraged to continue faith formation in your home with our Anchor At-Home Program.
  4. What if my child is older than the recommended grade for the Sacraments?
    If your child is older than the recommended grades for these Sacraments, but has not yet received their Sacraments, they can be enrolled in Sacramental prep for this year. They will start with Reconciliation for the first year, and then, Confirmation and Eucharist the following year. There are many conceivable reasons that the Sacraments may be delayed.

Anchor - family Sacramental Prep program