Children who are baptized in the Catholic faith are prepared to receive their first penance in the second semester of second grade during the Lenten Season of penitence. Children are to be registered in a religious education program or in a Catholic school to receive the proper catechesis to help them to develop and examine their consciences as to lead them to the sacrament in readiness for the eucharist.
Preparation includes a spiritual family session in the fall semester of second grade with a program designed to guide parents and children to come to understand the love and mercy God has ready for those who seek forgiveness.
First Reconciliation is celebrated with second graders on the first Saturday following Ash Wednesday at 1 pm. Families are encouraged to participate with the reception of the sacrament.