The preparation program for First Reconciliation and First Communion typically takes place over two years (usually in Grades 1 and Grade 2) and prepares children to receive the Sacraments in the Grade 2 year.
The full, active participation by our students and their families in the Sunday liturgy is central to our Sacramental preparation program. Regular participation in the celebration of Sunday Mass fosters in our children an understanding of the centrality of the Eucharist in our lives and in the community of the Church. Our Sunday 9:00am Family Mass is a family-centered liturgy that serves as the centerpiece of our Religious Education program, with the children central to and actively involved in all aspects of the Mass.
In the first year of the classroom portion of the program, Grade 1 students learn and experience the basic fundamentals of the Catholic faith including prayers like The Our Father and Sign of the Cross and concepts like God’s love, the Trinity and the Ten Commandments.
In the second year, Grade 2 students move on to more sacrament specific lessons surrounding forgiveness, the Order of the Mass (and specifically the Liturgy of the Eucharist), and the Last Supper.
If your Grade 2 student was not part of our Grade 1 program, please let us know. We will work together to ensure that your child is prepared for our Grade 2 program and ready to receive the sacraments with their class.
For specific details regarding our First Reconciliation and First Communion preparation program, please visit the Religious Education website.
FOR MORE INFORMATION
Please contact Christina Messore at Christina.Messore@sjspwellesley.org.