At Blessed Sacrament, we start our school days with mass for kids in grades 1-8 at 8:20am. The Sacrament of Reconciliation is scheduled for the students on a regular basis, and is available daily before Mass (8:00-8:15).
First Reconciliation and First Eucharist, grade 2
Second grade is a pivotal time in the formation of the children in Christ, particularly with the preparations made prior to reception of the sacraments of Reconciliation and Eucharist. The majority of the school year is spent preparing the children’s hearts and souls for a deeper relationship with Christ. Immediate preparations for the Sacrament of Reconciliation include studying the Ten Commandments and discussions to form the children’s consciences.
The climax of the second grade year is the reception of First Holy Communion. The children prepare their hearts to receive Jesus for the first time especially through prayer. They are guided to a deeper understanding of Christ’s true Presence in the Blessed Sacrament by attending school Mass daily and learning about the Mass. In addition, the children interact with parish priests who assist them in deepening their knowledge and understanding of the faith.
Confirmation, grade 5
All fifth grade students at Blessed Sacrament School study the seven Sacraments to understand their purpose and effect in our lives. They will have a firm grasp of how Our Lord instituted each of the Sacraments, found in Scripture and reaffirmed in teaching of the Church. As part of the study of the Sacrament of Confirmation, the students will spend time with how each of the seven gifts of the Holy Spirit is active in their life; how they can explain and defend the faith in the public square; and how to truly be a “soldier for Christ”. For more information about confirmation, please click here..
For more information regarding the 2017 Confirmation retreat, please click HERE.