Sacramental Preparation

The threefold purpose of Catholic Schools is to foster growth in our faith, build community and to serve others. The sacramental life of the children of the Catholic tradition is an important component of the religion program at St. Cecilia Catholic School.

Preparations for three sacraments, Reconciliation, First Eucharist, and Confirmation, form the core of instruction in second and eighth grade. In accordance with the diocesan guidelines, candidates for First Eucharist will receive the sacrament of Reconciliation prior to First Eucharist. These Sacraments are only conferred to students in the Roman Catholic tradition; however, all students in second and eighth grade will participate in the class as an academic course. Parents of first grade students are responsible for and prepare the reception following First Eucharist.

Older student who have not received the Sacrament of Baptism, Reconciliation or First Eucharist will have an opportunity to enroll in these sacramental preparation classes in the spring. Students receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation on a regular basis.

Students interested in becoming altar servers have the opportunity to participate in this training program during their fifth grade year.