The Restored Order of Confirmation and First Communion Grades 3 and 4

Bishop Thomas Olmstead has led the diocese of Phoenix in moving the celebration of the sacrament of Confirmation to its restored order, before First Communion. As a result, the community of Saint Mary Magdalene offers a process to prepare students for both of these sacraments in a program that involves both the parents and community members.

Students entering the process will celebrate both Confirmation and/or Communion at the same liturgy in the spring.

  • Students in any sacrament process must also be enrolled in RE.
  • If this the first time for your family to go through our process, your child will be pre-registered at your RE registration. Parents then need to attend a mandatory information/registration meetings . We will be outlining the details of the preparation process and accepting registration at that time.
  • Families returning to the process can register at RE registration.
  • If your child has already made First Communion, they can enter the process to celebrate Confirmation only. There is no need to attend the parent meeting.
  • Registration for these sacraments will take place at your RE registration. The materials fee will be collected at registration.