Sacrament preparation at Saint Catherine of Siena is a two-year process. Preparation for the Sacraments of First Penance and First Holy Communion occurs during the first and second grades. As a rule, First Communion takes place after the age of 7, the customary “age of reason”. Hence, children receiving First Holy Communion must be 7 years of age by the end of the final month of the school year (June).
If your child has not been baptized, please contact us. We are happy to accommodate him or her, according to individual needs. If one or both parents have not received a sacrament or would like to learn more about the Catholic Faith, we are happy to help, also.
First Penance and First Holy Communion
Students who have completed formal catechesis in the 1st and 2nd-grade years are candidates to receive First Penance and First Holy Communion in the spring of 2024. To read more detailed information on St. Catherine's guidelines and class structures please click on the "Religious Education" tab.