First Penance takes place in second grade. Parents attend a
Parent Workshop to help them prepare their children for the sacrament. Students are prepared at home and their lessons are reinforced in their faith formation sessions. The students and their families come together at the First Penance Mass of Enrollment. The sacrament of First Penance is celebrated in the spring of second grade.
First Communion takes place in third grade. In late January and early February, Parents attend one of two Parent Workshops offered to help them prepare their children for this sacrament. Students and their families come together at the Mass of Enrollment in February. Students are prepared at home and their lessons are reinforced in their faith formation sessions. In May, final preparations are made during the First Communion Retreat and then on the Saturday before Mother’s Days, the Sacrament of First Communion is celebrated!
Preparation for both Public and Catholic High School students typically begins in Grade 9. Approved service hours*, as well as faith formation in either Catholic school or through the Family Faith Formation, is part of the Level One (Grade 9) preparation for Confirmation. *Please see Service Card/Faith in Action Booklet for details.
Level Two (Grade 10) Confirmation candidates experience spiritual growth as they complete individual work with their sponsor and as they participate in the Confirmation Mass of Enrollment, Confirmation Retreat, Sponsor/Candidate Session, a Confirmation Interview and Confirmation Rehearsal.
Catholic High School Students
Students who attend a Catholic school attend preparation classes for the Sacrament of Confirmation in the spring of Grade 10. Please register your student online to receive important information for Confirmation.