Sacramental Policies and Guidelines
Canon Law requires that the sacraments be received in the parish where one worships and participates in community. Therefore, participants in sacramental programs should be registered parishioners of St. Bartholomew the Apostle Catholic Church who regularly attend mass.
Preparation for the Sacrament of Reconciliation occurs during the 2nd grade CCE classes. Children wishing to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation must be baptized. If the child was not baptized at St. Bartholomew's, a baptismal certificate must be presented. The child's family must be registered parishioners. The child must be enrolled in CCE classes and have completed the prior year of CCE with a minimum of 80 percent attendance. Parents are required to attend a mandatory reconciliation meeting.