The first celebration of a Sacrament is a time when we acknowledge in a special way the child’s heightened awareness of the presence of God in his or her life. Because this is a family and parish celebration, preparation programs are designed with this in mind. Parent/guardian involvement in all aspects of the preparation process is essential.
The Archdiocese of Chicago requires two years of formal Religious Education prior to the reception of Reconciliation, Eucharist and Confirmation.
Thus, attendance is required in Grades 1 and 2 for the reception of First Reconciliation and First Eucharist in Grade 2.
Attendance is required in Grades 7 and 8 for the reception of
Confirmation in Grade 8.