Penance is the Sacrament of God's loving mercy by which all the sins, which we commit after Baptism, can be forgiven if we are truly sorry for them. Children prepare for this sacrament before receiving First Holy Communion.
Required prayers for students preparing to receive First Reconciliation:
Sign of the Cross Our Father Hail Mary Glory Be Act of Contrition
Holy Eucharist is the Sacrament of the Body, Blood, Soul, and Divinity of our Blessed Lord Jesus Christ. In order for a child to receive First Penance (confession), and First Eucharist (communion) he or she must be in a Religious Education Program for two consecutive years.
Children who transfer from another program are given credit for that program. Children must attend Mass regularly (weekly). Students in grades 3 through 7 who have not received First Penance and First Holy Communion can be part of a special sacramental preparation program.
Confirmation is the Sacrament that gives us the special gift of the Holy Spirit to strengthen our Baptismal commitments and help us to live a good, holy Christian life. The students must have received the sacraments of Baptism, First Reconciliation, and Holy Eucharist prior to registration. Preparation for this sacrament is several years of children's faith formation classes.
Gifts of the Holy Spirit:
Required FAITH knowledge for students preparing to receive Confirmation:
Prayers: General Knowledge:
Sign of the Cross The Ten Commandments
Our Father The Seven Sacraments
Hail Mary The Liturgical Year & Holy Days of Obligation
Glory Be Parts of the Mass
Act of Contrition Basic Biblical Knowledge
Nicene or Apostles Creed The Holy Rosary
Confirmation Forms and other Documents