Children, who turn 7 by September 1 of the current year and are in second grade, prepare to celebrate their sacraments of 1st Reconciliation and 1st Holy Communion.
The Archdiocese of Atlanta requires that children preparing for these sacraments attend formal religious education for two years.
This means that all children who plan to celebrate the sacraments in the second grade must also have participated in religious education in the 1st grade whether it is through a parish sponsored religious education program (PSR) or Catholic School attendance. They must also be enrolled in Catholic School or PSR with satisfactory participation for Second grade. 1st Reconciliation typically takes place in January and 1st Holy Communion in May.
Special programs are available for children who are in grade 3 or higher and have not yet celebrated these sacraments. Please look for more information under RCIC.
All 2nd grade children who are registered for 1st Reconciliation / 1st Holy Communion will receive e-mail notification of upcoming events and important dates. Parents must attend a parent meeting scheduled in October. Basic sacrament information and a schedule of events will be given out at the October parent meeting. The children are to attend a mandatory Reconciliation Morning retreat in January and with a parent must attend a Holy Communion morning of reflection in April.