First Reconciliation (Confession) is the first step in a two year program for First Holy Communion. Second grade students are taught the prayers needed for reconciliation, how to enter the confessional and speak to the priest, as well as what is meant to be truly sorry. See First Holy Communion for more details.
First Holy Communion
The sacrament of First Holy Communion is celebrated in the third grade. We celebrate First Holy Communion in a school Mass during the month of May.
The sacrament of First Communion is an important tradition for Catholic families and individuals. For Catholics, Holy Communion is the third of seven sacraments received. It occurs only after receiving Baptism, and once the person has reached the age of reason (usually, around the second grade) first reconciliation must precede the first reception of the Eucharist.
The sacrament of Confirmation is the sealing of the faithful with the gifts of the Holy Spirit. The preparation for Confirmation is a two year program beginning in 7th grade with a full day retreat and the sacrament itself is celebrated in the Eighth Grade during the Easter Season. As the Catechism of the Catholic Church states:
Recall then that you have received the spiritual seal, the Spirit of wisdom and understanding and courage, the spirit of right judgment and courage, the spirit of knowledge and reverence, the Spirit of holy fear in God's presence. Guard what you have received. God our Father has marked you with his sign; Christ the Lord has confirmed you and has placed his pledge, the Spirit, in your heart.
The role of the confirmation sponsor and the sponsor eligibility form can be found below and must be submitted prior to being considered for this role. Additionally, please find the St. Anthony Parish Religious Education handbook. In order to receive sacraments from St. Anthony's Catholic School, families must be registered as parishioners of St. Anthony's Parish.
The Role of the Confirmation Sponsor
Sponsor Eligibility Certificate
SAS Sacrament Handbook 21-22