First Confession and First Holy Communion Sacrament Preparation 

Sacraments are a beginning!  Formation for Confession and First Holy Communion is necessary in order to understand and receive these sacraments in the Catholic Church.  Sacraments classes begin Monday evening, October 7, 6:15 pm in the School.  If your family attends St. Philip Neri Catholic Church and your baptized child is enrolled in second or third grade at St. Philip Neri School, you may enroll him/her in sacrament preparation classes.

If your child(ren) are in Grades 4 and over, and have not received these sacraments, classes will be scheduled to meet the needs of older children.  

The Registration form is available at the ConnectionPoint desk in the North Lobby (near the school) and via the link below.  A completed form and $40/child are due to the Parish Office (via delivery, mail or the ConnectionPoint desk) by August 31.  

For further information or questions, contact Laura Graham, Religious Education Coordinator at, or 410-859-0571, ext. 223

Confirmation Preparation

Young people preparing for the Sacrament of Confirmation will grow as disciples and followers of Jesus Christ as they prepare to receive the Holy Spirit.  They will spend time as a community, under the guidance of adult leaders and peer ministers, growing deeper in their understanding of the Catholic Faith and their relationship with Jesus.  They will spend time in prayer and serving in parish ministries and the larger community.  They will attend an overnight retreat and a Pilgrimage to Catholic historic sites in Baltimore.  

Newly confirmed young people will be empowered to live as witnesses of their Catholic Faith in their families, schools, and our parish community.   

Young people who are eligible to enter immediate preparation for the Sacrament of Confirmation:

  • Are in ninth grade (through twelfth grade)

  • Attended religious education last year (in a Catholic school or parish Religious Education program)

To register for Confirmation:

Submit a Registration form, Sponsor eligibility form, and $150 fee 

to Hilary Bateman in the SPN Parish Center by October 31.

For further information, contact Hilary Bateman at ( or (410) 859-0571 ext. 224.