First Reconciliation (first confession) is celebrated in March of second grade before First Eucharist. Student preparation is completed in either the Parish School or Sunday Morning Religious Education program for second graders.
First Eucharist (first communion) is celebrated in April of second grade. Student preparation is completed in either the Parish School or Sunday Morning Religious Education program.
Parents participate in a Parent Evening of Reflection and Formation for the Sacrament of First Reconciliation and one for the Sacrament of First Eucharist prior to the child receiving these sacraments.
Children who, for whatever reason, are beyond second grade and have not received First Reconciliation (confession) or First Eucharist (communion) may celebrate these sacraments in later grades following two years of religious education in either the Parish School or Sunday Morning Religious Education programs. For information on receiving these sacraments after second grade in the Special Sacrament Preparation Program, phone the Office for Religious Education at (773) 769-4986.