Baptism & First Eucharist Information

Baptisms of Infants and Young Children

Baptismal preparation guidelines vary according to age. A Baptismal Preparation Class is required for all first-time parents wishing to have their child baptized.  To schedule a baptism or for more information, please email churchoffice@saintpaulscc.com or call 804-329-0473.

First Reconciliation and First Eucharist Preparation and Celebration

Following Diocesan guidelines, children begin their preparation for First Reconciliation and First Eucharist when they enter the 2nd grade. Students in both public and Catholic schools attend this yearlong preparation in the parish Christian Formation program. Children should take part in the regular religious formation program (either with the parish or in a Catholic School) for at least one year before they prepare for these sacraments.

The Reconciliation and Eucharist Program includes:
– Parent information and formation meetings
– Classroom instruction
– Celebration of the first reception of the sacraments

For more information regarding Children’s Formation, First Reconciliation and First Eucharist please email  churchoffice@saintpaulscc.com or call 804-329-0473.  Registration begins by the end of August of each year.