Middle & High School First Communion
Students in Middle and High School who need First Communion attend weekly classes in the two-year Confirmation Program.
In addition, students attend a Reconciliation Retreat and a Eucharist Retreat during the 2nd Year. They also receive the sacrament of Reconciliation before receiving First Communion in the Spring of their 2nd Year.
In order to receive First Communion in the Spring of their 2nd Year, students must adhere to the attendance policy for weekly classes AND attend both Saturday retreats.* The Coordinator of the MSHS program also consults with the students’ catechists to assess each student’s readiness to receive the sacraments of Reconciliation and Communion.
*Please note that there are no make-up options for the Reconciliation Retreat and Eucharist Retreat. Students who do not attend both retreats will not be eligible to receive First Communion in the Spring of their 2nd Year of sacrament preparation.
"I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me shall not hunger, and whoever believes in me shall never thirst." John 6:35