Frequently Asked Questions

Who is eligible to receive First Penance and First Holy Communion at St. Peter?

Children who have completed one full year of religious instruction (generally in grade 2) are eligible to prepare for the reception of the Sacraments of First Penance and First Holy Communion in grade 3. Children must be baptized prior to receiving the sacrament. A copy of the baptismal certificate must be presented at registration.

What if my child did not receive First Penance and First Holy Communion in 3rd Grade?

Children in grades 3 or older grades are able to prepare for First Penance and First Holy Communion. In order to receive the sacraments a student must have completed two years of religious education. Students will be placed in an age appropriate class and be required to take additional preparation classes for the sacraments of Penance and First Eucharist.

What if my high school student needs Baptism, Confirmation and Holy Eucharist?

Students between the ages of 12 – 17 years old can receive the sacraments. Religious education will determine the classes required based on prior religious education and the results of a knowledge based test.

What if my child does not continue with religious education classes after my child receives First Holy Communion?

Our program is based on a curriculum for grades 1 – 8. Students are expected to complete all classes prior to receiving Confirmation. If a student does not return after FHC the student will be required to complete the classes missed.