Sacraments for Children Grades 1-2
The Archdiocese requires that children preparing for First Reconciliation and First Holy Communion attend formational religious education for two years. Children who are age 6 by September 1st of the current year are eligible to begin their first year of preparation. In addition, special programs are available for children age 7 and older who have had no religious instruction and have yet to celebrate these sacraments (see Sacraments for Older Children below). Please review the parent information listed below:
Sacraments for Older Children Grades 3-9
Sacraments for Older Children is similar to the RCIA program with the same objective of bringing previously baptized, unbaptized or uncatechised children 7 years of age or older into full communion with the Catholic Church. The program varies according to your child's situation. The child's progress is carefully monitored to determine understanding and knowledge of the sacraments, doctrines and prayers of the Catholic Church so that the child is adequately prepared to receive the Sacrament of Initiation. This is a two-year program encompassing Inquiry in the first year and Initiation in the second year.
Elementary Sacrament Coordinator