Lord, how good it is for us to be here -- Matthew 17


One of the highlights for those of us in the Formation Office is assisting parents in preparing their children for Sacraments, especially their first Reconciliation, first Communion and Confirmation. We provide a catechetical and formative approach to the preparation that strives to ensure that all our Sacraments are welcoming and exciting experiences.

Preparation for three of the Sacraments are a part of the Formation Office and follow these time-tables:

  • Reconciliation: Fall preparation with a communal celebration in Advent.

  • Communion: Winter/Spring preparation with celebrations in the Easter Season.

  • Confirmation: Aligned with the rest of the Diocese of Rochester, preparation begins in 8th grade and spans two years with celebration at Sacred Heart Cathedral in the spring of the candidate’s 9th grade.


For more information on any of these Sacraments or to sign up for an interest list of the next round of preparation, please contact either Meg Kastner  or Vicky Wejko via e-mail or in the Formation Office (248-2427).

Transfiguration’s pastoral team oversees preparation for the following Sacraments:

  • Baptism

  • Marriage

  • Anointing of the Sick.

RCIA: Begins in the fall and culminates with the celebrations at the Easter Vigil.


You can learn more detailed information about any of these Sacraments by calling the Parish Office at 248-2427.

Anyone who feels the Spirit is calling them to a religious life (either vowed religious or ordained ministry) can always talk to our pastor, Fr. Mike Bausch (248-2427). Inquiries can also be made to the Diocesan Office of Vocations at becket@dor.org .