The Archdiocese of Denver has begun the deliberate process of restoring the order of the sacraments of initiation to their proper theological and historical order (following Baptism, Reconciliation in second grade, Confirmation and Eucharist in third grade). Click here for more information: http://archden.org/saints/
Here at St. Jude we are now preparing children in grades 2 and up according to the following schedule:
Year 1 Sacramental Preparation: 2nd graders (and older children who have not yet received the Sacrament of Reconciliation) will prepare for and receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation (first confession) in the spring.
Year 2 Sacramental Preparation: 3rd graders (and 4th and 5th graders whether or not they have already received First Communion) will prepare for and receive the sacraments of Confirmation and First Eucharist in the spring. (Children already receiving Communion will be Confirmed in the same Mass).
Youth Confirmation: All children entering the 6th grade or older who have not yet received the Sacrament of Confirmation are encouraged to do so this year. This is the last year we will have a regular, annual Confirmation class for children in 6th grade and above. Please enroll your children now so they can share this journey with their classmates who will support them and help with their spiritual growth!