Confirmation/First Holy Communion

The Diocese of Phoenix is now following the Restored Order Model for Confirmation and is preparing children for the Sacraments of First Holy Communion and Confirmation in the 3rd grade. Read more about our religious education programs.

For more information about our Religious Formation Programs, please call Mindy Longwell.

For information regarding First Communion and Confirmation at St. Francis Xavier Parish, contact Mindy Longwell, Kira Mello, or Claudia Schmitt (Spanish).

First Reconciliation preparation is done through the Religious Formation Programs here at St. Francis Xavier. You can register for these Programs at the parish office or online

  • For children in second grade through fifth grade, they should be enrolled in the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd program
  • If your child is in middle school 6-8th grade, they should be enrolled in EDGE.
  • For High School they would attend our Life Teen Program.

Preparation for the Sacraments is a two year process. Sacraments are received the second year.