Older children who have not yet received the sacraments of Reconciliation or Eucharist are invited to do so, using approved age-appropriate materials that they study at home under the supervision of their parents or another Catholic family member or guardian. Please make your request to the Faith Formation department. Once demonstrated study and readiness for the Sacrament of Reconciliation (aka "Penance" or "Confession") is confirmed, students receive that sacrament before continuing to study and then receive First Eucharist (aka "Communion"). Parents and grandparents are asked to respect the time and preparation needed in order to receive these two important sacraments. Neither are to be rushed. It typically takes an entire school year to prepare for both; and, per diocesan guidelines, students should have at least one solid year of current Faith Formation under their belts before entering their preparation year for the sacraments.