“The sacraments of Christian initiation—Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist—lay the
every Christian life.” CCC #1212
*Sacramental Preparation Years are:
- 2nd Grade for Reconciliation & First Communion
- 9th Grade for Confirmation
*Sacramental Preparation is separate and distinct from
the regular Religious Education, Edge, or Lifeteen programs.
If your child has not received the Sacraments of Initiation or was unable to follow the usual reception of sacraments, i.e. receive 1st Communion in the 2nd grade and Confirmation in the 9th grade, he/she is likely a candidate for the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults adpated for Children (RCIC). This is a specifically designed course of study, separate from the RE classes. Upon completion of this preparation, the child will receive the desired Sacraments at the Easter Vigil Mass.