Sacrament Preparation

REGULAR PREPARATION FOR SACRAMENTS OF INITIATION: Two consecutive years of preparation are required for the reception of the Sacraments of Initiation.  First Communion preparation encompasses 1st and 2nd grades.  Confirmation preparation encompasses 7th and 8th grades.

STUDENTS ATTENDING CATHOLIC SCHOOL and preparing for Confirmation at Holy Cross in the spring of 2019 must complete a registration form in order to receive timely information. Private school students must complete all requirements for Confirmation as well as attend the Rite of Enrollment, Confirmation Retreat, and other events planned for Confirmation Candidates.

CHILDREN WHO ARE UNBAPTIZED OR BEYOND THE AGE WHEN SACRAMENTS OF FIRST EUCHARIST AND/OR CONFIRMATION ARE NORMALLY RECEIVED:  Each case is evaluated individually; however two years is the regular time for sacrament preparation.  Please make an appointment with the School of Religion as soon as possible. Call (301) 942-8790 or email