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Sacramental Preparation

Sacramental preparation is conducted at Church of the Holy Name Minneapolis.  For information contact Erin O’Leary, Director of Faith Formation,  612-724-5465, ext. 203

For information on Sacramental Preparation download at the following link: Sacramental Preparation Flyer

For Registration Form download at the following link: Registration Form


With the Sacrament of Baptism we welcome God’s gift of new life into our faith community!  The details about preparation for Baptism for children are included in our Baptism brochure available in the back of church or by calling the office.  The office will also help you sign up for a Baptism preparation session and the Baptism itself.  Since the Sacrament of Baptism is a community celebration of welcome, we encourage families to celebrate the baptism of your child during a weekend liturgy.

First Reconciliation and Eucharist

Parents/Guardians of children who are at least 7 years of age (second grade) are invited to register their children for First Reconciliation and First Eucharist preparation. Preparation for First Reconciliation and the celebration of the sacrament take place in the fall. Preparation for First Eucharist and its celebration take place in the spring. Parents/Guardians are expected to be intimately involved throughout both programs.  Those who are preparing for these sacraments should also be participating in regular faith formation sessions and should be registered members of the parish.

Please note that children must first celebrate their First Reconciliation before preparing for First Eucharist.


Those who are in at least 9th grade are invited to take part in the process of preparation for Confirmation. The process is an intensive one which invites the youth to examine their faith with both head and heart, so that they may fully commit to their Baptismal call. Sessions take place from late September through the spring and are held on Sundays. Preparation also includes a retreat as well as opportunities for service and preparing for the sacrament through journeying with one’s sponsor.  Parents/Guardians may register their teen for this process as part of the annual faith formation registration.  Participants should be registered members of the parish.