Family Faith Formation: Reconciliation and Eucharist Sacrament Preparation

Our program is designed specifically to assist the family in growing in faith by learning about the sacrament of Reconciliation and Eucharist, sharing the faith by exploring the Gospels at an age-appropriate level, and continuing faith development by serving our community and putting faith into action.  

The Family Faith Formation: Sacrament Preparation program is open to children entering 1st to 7th grade* who have received the sacrament of baptism or are looking to baptize their child over the age of 5.  This is a two-year program that involves parents and children in sacrament preparation.

  • During the first year (grades 1st-7th), the family will focus on exploring the Gospel readings, supporting families to develop faith practices and prayers at home, and inviting families to attend mass each weekend.
  • During the second year (grades 2nd-8th), the family will focus on understanding the sacraments or Reconciliation and Eucharist, while continuing to develop all of the faith formation learned during the first year.
  • Additionally – families with children in Pre-K to Kinder can join in faith formation as pre-sacrament formation.  During the pre-sacrament formation years, families receive materials to help children learn prayers with picture books and songs.


Registration is now open for First Communion at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, Hermosa Beach CA.


Additionally, we offer faith formation for families with adaptive learners (special needs) for ages 6 to 18. If your family is interested in our adaptive learner programs for Sacrament preparation (Reconciliation, Eucharist, and/or Confirmation) or continuing faith formation, please contact Theresa Avila at 310-372-7077 extension 224 (or email at [email protected]) for more information. Adaptive Learners calendar available upon request.


If your child is in the 8th-grade and is looking to begin the process of baptism, reconciliation, and/or Eucharist, we encourage your family to join our In the Middle group.  This will allow your child to begin the process of faith formation and they will continue by enrolling into the Confirmation program in their 9th-grade year.

If you have questions or need additional information, please contact Ms. Theresa Avila, Coordinator of Religious Education/Family Faith Formation 310-372-7077 extension 224 or by email at [email protected]