Restored Order of the Sacraments of Initiation
MPB is currently in the transitional phase of the Archdiocesan practice of the Restored Order of the Sacraments of Initiation. During the 2016-2017 school year, MPB 2nd graders will prepare to celebrate the Sacrament of First Reconciliation during Lent 2017. These students will then prepare for and receive the Sacraments of Confirmation and First Eucharist during the 2017-2018 school year (3rd grade). In accordance with the Archdiocese of Denver, this will be the practice for preparation and celebration of the Sacraments of Initiation in subsequent years as well. To learn more about the Archdiocese of Denver’s Restored Order program Saints Among Us, click here.
First Communion for children in 2nd grade
First Communion has traditionally been celebrated during the second grade; however, in accordance with the Archdiocese of Denver’s Saints Among Us program, MPB is working toward the Restored Order of the Sacraments of Initiation. In this manner, First Communion will not be celebrated during the 2016-2017 school year. Children currently in 2nd grade will prepare to celebrate the Sacrament of First Reconciliation during Lent of 2017, and these children and their families will prepare to celebrate the Sacraments of Confirmation and First Eucharist during the 2017-2018 school year.
Please contact the Faith Formation team by email (email@example.com) or phone (303-756-3083) with questions or for more information.
First Communion for students age 9-18
The program is handled on a case-by-case basis. Please contact the Religious Education office at 303-756-3083.
First Communion for those over 18
First Communion for adults is offered as part of the RCIA program. Visit the RCIA page for more information.