Grades 1-2 Sacramental Preparation

First Holy Communion and First Reconciliation


Director of Faith Formation, Grades 1-6
Marie Masaitis

First-grade students are introduced to the Holy Trinity (Father, Son and Holy Spirit), God's plan of salvation, and our part in that plan. They also learn about Mary, the saints and basic Catholic prayers. Special emphasis is placed on growing to know, love and trust God.

Second-grade students prepare to receive the Sacraments of Penance and Holy Communion and come to an appreciation of God's love for them shown in these two Sacraments. The lessons emphasize God's mercy and love, the Ten Commandments, Redemption, Forgiveness, and the Mass.

Mass attendance is an important part of faith formation and Mass attendance is recorded. Two parent meetings and a parent/child retreat are held. The dates are noted on the calendar. First Communion dates are released in January.

Grades 1-2 Sacramental Preparation

Grade 1: God is Love
First-grade students begin to develop an awareness of God as our Father in Heaven, the creator of Heaven and earth, who is all good, who created them in His image and likeness, and who loves them unconditionally. Special emphasis is placed on growing to know, love, and trust God.  They will learn:
          * Basic parts of the Mass
          * The reality of sin in connection with the Sacrament of Confession
          * The lives of saints and the basics of prayer as a conversation with God
          * Basic Catholic prayers

Grade 2: Our Life in Jesus
Second-grade students focus on how much children are loved by Jesus Christ, and how His death and Resurrection has opened the way to Heaven.  We also focus on:
         * The parts of the Mass
         * Lives and lessons of the saints
         * More ways to pray
         * A special focus on the Sacraments of Reconciliation and Eucharist

There are two parent meetings and a parent/child retreat. 




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