Welcome to the Saint Clare’s Children’s Catechesis page! Catechesis classes are available for children from Kindergarten until 11th Grade (*exception is for 12th Grade Seniors only need Confirmation and/or First Eucharist, but have previously been Baptized, and received the Sacrament of Confession.)

Sacramental Preparation

All children must be baptized, or preparing to receive the Sacrament of Baptism in order to be in the Religious Education classes. If a child, under the age of 7 Is not baptized, please sign them up for Baptism Classes with Joe Lukaszewski ( or 623-975-5612).
We are currently working on a program for unbaptized children 7 years of age and older.

The Diocese of Phoenix follows the Restored Order. This parallels more closely how the Early Church prepared for Sacraments. Sacramental Preparation begins in second grade with preparation for the Sacrament of First Reconciliation.

** All children must receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation BEFORE proceeding to The Sacraments of Confirmation and First Holy Eucharist.

In Third Grade, the child will begin to prepare for the Sacraments of Confirmation and First Holy Eucharist. It is a two year Sacramental Process. 

Sacramental Celebrations

First Reconciliation Preparation:
The celebration of your child’s First Reconciliation will typically be in February and/or early March (Official dates to be determined).

Confirmation and First Holy Eucharist Celebration:
Each year we offer 3 days and times to the Diocese of Phoenix. They contact the Vicar Priest, who will confer the Sacraments, and coordinate a date. It is typically a Saturday in May at 10:00am (Official dates to be determined).


Currently, we are using the Spirit and Truth Parish Edition Series by Sofia Institute. If you would like more information on the curriculum, please visit the Textbook website:

Classes Offered

We offer the following classes:

  • Kindergarten-1st Grade
  • 2nd-3rd First Reconciliation Preparation
  • 3rd Confirmation and First Eucharist Preparation
  • 4th-6th First Reconciliation Preparation
  • 4th-6th Confirmation and First Eucharist
  • 4th-6th Continued Post Sacramental Catechesis (for children, who have completed all their Sacraments)
  • 7th-11th First Reconciliation Preparation
  • 7th-12th Confirmation and First Holy Eucharist Preparation


Classes begin in September and run till the end of May. We follow the Dysart School District Schedule. There are no classes on:

  • Dysart School Fall Break
  • Veteran’s Day
  • Christmas Break
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
  • President’s Day
  • Dysart School Spring Break
  • Diocese of Phoenix’s Easter Break

Class Day and Times

The 2022-2023 classes are taking place on Mondays in the Social Hall.

We offer a 4:00-5:30pm class and a 6:00-7:30pm.
*Days and Times are subject to change depending on construction of the new building)


We are currently not taking any new students until the Fall of 2023. Please check back in June for the new registration and the new schedule of classes.

*We will need a copy of your child’s Baptism certificate, if we do not already have a copy.