Sacrament Preparation Discernment

If you are seeking Baptism, First Reconciliation, First Communion and/or Confirmation for your child age 7 – 17, please sign-up for a Discernment Interview.  

2020 INTERVIEW DAYS

Saturday, September 12 from 9am-12pm
Saturday, September 26 from 1pm-4pm

Can’t make it on one of these dates? Reach out to one of the following staff members to set up a time to meet in-person or over Zoom.

Ages 7-12, contact Laura Nelson at lnelson@sfatx.org.
Ages 13-17, contact Tim Jara at tjara@sfatx.org.

FAQS

What is the purpose of a Discernment Interview?

Discernment Interviews allow us to better serve you and your family as your son or daughter prepares for a Sacrament. Our goal is to provide each student with an individualized spiritual plan that leads to real life-change and discipleship. Each interview is hosted by a trained volunteer or staff member. Both the student and at least one parent must be present during the interview.

Discernment Interviews are not tests with pass/fail results. They consist of simple questions for each family to answer, giving us vital information about the personal faith of your son or daughter as he or she prepares for a Sacrament. Interview responses are used to help staff make an educated and prayerful recommendation for when Sacrament Preparation should take place for each student.

How long will it take?

About 20 minutes.

How do I prepare for my Discernment Interview?

Take time to pray as a family about what God is doing in your life to prepare you for this Sacrament.

How do I inquire about a Discernment Interview?

For students age 7 through 6th grade, contact Laura Nelson: lnelson@sfatx.org
For students in 7th-12th grade, contact Tim Jara: tjara@sfatx.org

We will help you set-up an interview time that works best for you.