Children typically celebrate the sacraments in 2nd grade but, it is not unusual for 3rd graders to join this program. A prerequisite to the immediate preparation of 1st Reconciliation & 1st Holy Communion is one year of attendance in either a Catholic School or a Catholic Religious Education Program prior to this year. The children celebrate the sacraments in February (Reconciliation) and May (Eucharist). The immediate preparation of the two sacraments includes both classroom sessions for the children only, as well as, activities & learning sessions that include parents. Children-only sessions are from 8:40 - 9:50 am in the Parish Center. All other activities & events are specified on the calendar below. Older children (4th grade+) who wish to receive their 1st Communion may do so on an individual basis & by contacting Mrs. McSparron, DRE, email@example.com.