Preparation for all sacraments is incorporated into the religion curriculum at the respective grade levels. Parents play an important role in supporting the teachers in preparing their children to receive the sacraments of Reconciliation and First Communion. The parents are invited to attend meetings to learn more about their roles and responsibilities in helping their child prepare for these special occasions.
If your child has not been baptized, parents may make arrangements with our Director of Faith Formation.
Students in second grade spend the first half of the year preparing for their first Reconciliation. The focus for the sacrament is on the unconditional love of God and his desire to forgive us when we are truly sorry and ask for His forgiveness. We use many Bible stories to help the children understand the depth of God’s love for each of us.
Students in second grade spend the second half of the school year preparing for their First Communion. They learn about the elements of the liturgy and the sacrifice of the Mass. They receive their First Holy Communion at a special Mass in spring surrounded by their families.
Confirmation is part of our high school religious education program. Students are confirmed in 10th grade.