“Make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you”
— Matthew 28:19-20
Traditionally, students receive the Sacrament of the Eucharist and Reconciliation in the Second grade. Second-grade students whose families are registered parishioners are eligible to receive the Sacrament of First Eucharist at Saint Jude based upon the following requirements:
They are baptized and have had religious education in First grade either through a Catholic school, a Parish Religious Education program or an approved Home School program.
If your child does not meet the necessary requirements, we have a special sacramental preparation class for them.
During their Second grade year, students need to participate in a weekly religious education class, homeschool religious education, or be enrolled in a Catholic school. In addition, the students will participate in a weekly Catholic religious education class during the preparation year. Students and parents will also be required to attend two special retreats that enhance the faith formation process.
Adults who have not received the sacrament can participate in an adult preparation class or the RCIA program. Click here for information on adult RCIA.
For more information, please contact Julia Acosta.