First Confession and First Communion

Preparation for 1st Confession and 1st Communion takes place in the 2nd Grade at Christ the King. There are several options for your child’s preparation:

  • Wednesday Religious Education classes: at 4:15 pm or 7:00 pm meeting weekly with highly trained and experienced catechists.
  • Catechesis of the Good Shepherd: a two year program beginning in 1st Grade, see their page for more information.
  • Catholic school preparation: if your child attends SSA or HVCS, you may have the school prepare him or her for sacraments this year.
  • Homeschool: we recognize that homeschooling is a Catholic education for your child. If you wish to prepare your child at home, please contact Susan Perrier to discuss curriculum or any other support she can give you this year (

Everyone must register! No matter which route you chose for preparation, please register in a timely manner so that we know you expect your child to receive sacraments this year. If you have a Catholic school, CGS, or homeschool child, please follow the directions on the registration form.

Required Documents

If your child was baptized at another parish, you must submit a copy of his or her baptismal certificate so we can make sure sacraments are properly recorded and reported to the baptismal parish. Send certificates to Liturgical Coordinator, Peter Vanicelli, by September 30th.

Christ the King was established by the Diocese of Lansing as a personal parish. As such, the conferral of sacraments is limited to registered parishioners who regularly attend CTK. Please be sure to send a registration form to the office if you have not already registered as a parishioner.

Important Dates

  • Wednesday, September 7, 2022: Religious Education classes begin
  • Friday, September 30, 2022: Baptism certificates due
  • Wednesday, March 22, 2023: 1st Confession Interviews (required for all children preparing for First Confession)
  • Saturday, April 1, 2023: FIRST CONFESSION, 1:00 pm
  • Wednesday, April 26, 2023: 1st Communion Interviews (required for all children preparing for First Communion)
  • Saturday, April 29, 2023: Practice for First Communion, 9:00 am
  • Saturday May 6, 2023: FIRST COMMUNION, 10:00 am.