Before immediate preparation for the Sacraments of Reconciliation and Holy Eucharist, children must first have a foundational understanding of who God is and what He asks of His Church. Therefore, children must complete one full year of Catholic education, beginning no sooner than 1st grade, before starting preparation for First Holy Communion. This requirement may be satisfied by attendance at CCE, Catholic School, or homeschool (provided the curriculum consists of daily Catholic education).
Children may begin their preparation at the age of 7. Typically children begin in 2nd grade, but the program is open to children from 2nd grade through 8th grade.
For more information about the sacramental preparation program, please contact Monica Aquila at 713.663.3509 or firstname.lastname@example.org.