In our parish, preparation for a sacrament is a two-year process. Children begin their preparation for First Reconciliation and First Communion in the first grade, and typically receive these sacraments at the end of second grade.
In general, children who arrive as second graders will be placed in first grade; they resume their normal grade level in the year following reception of First Communion.
Parents are the first teachers and the primary catechists of their children. Our Lady Help of Christians Parish assists parents in preparing their child for the sacrament of Eucharist. Contact the Director of Religious Education for more information.