SACRAMENTAL PREPARATION Preparation for the First Reconciliation and First Holy Communion sacraments are incorporated into the 2nd grade religion curriculum. Parents play a vital role in supporting the teachers in preparing their children to receive these sacraments. First Reconciliation Children in the second grade, both in our school and Faith Formation Program, begin preparation in the fall to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation at a special penance service in early spring. First Holy Communion Children in the second grade, both in our school and Faith Formation Program, who have received the Sacrament of Reconciliation, may prepare to receive their First Holy Communion at a special Mass every spring. They spend the second half of the school year preparing for this sacrament. They learn about the elements of the liturgy and the sacrifice of the Mass. Confirmation Preparations for the Sacrament begin in our Junior High Religious Education program and continue with our early High School formation. Candidates receive the Sacrament in 10th grade. Visit the “spiritual life” page of our parish web site for information.