First Reconciliation & First Holy Communion

Students in Grade 2 will participate in a program of preparation for the Sacraments of Reconciliation (Penance) & Eucharist. Parish parochial school students and Parish religious education students, while doing separate course work, will join together with their families in retreats and activities that will help families prepare their child to share more deeply in the liturgical prayer of our community. Harrisburg Diocesan guidelines state that there must be a two year catechesis (instruction in the faith) before the reception of these sacraments. Students must attend classes and Sunday mass regularly in order to participate in the reception of these sacraments.