Physical/Psychological Readiness
The child is:

• Able to reflect on his/her own attitudes and actions.
• Able to make appropriate choices.
• Able to understand the effect of his/her actions on others.
• Willingness to receive the sacrament.

Catechetical Readiness
The child is:

• Able to understand Church affiliation.
• Able to relate to Jesus as one who forgives.

Moral Readiness
The child is:

• Able to know the difference between right & wrong.
• Able to take pride in or regret his/her actions.
• Able to begin to distinguish between “wrong” and “sin.”
• Able to make amends.

Liturgical Readiness
The child is:

• Able to pray & worship.
• Able to understand the sacramental rites.

From: “Signs of God’s Love”
Archdiocese of Baltimore Regulations & Guidelines