The Role of Parents in Preparation for the Sacraments
As a parent, you are an important contributor to your child’s experience in celebrating the Sacraments. By your own
faith, you teach your child the beauty and value of Catholic belief and practice.
Children receive their Catholic identity first and foremost from their parents. Your example of participation in Sunday Mass, in the life of the parish community, and your own life of prayer and service is a strong foundation for your child’s preparation for the Sacraments.
We invite you to participate in the different activities we offer in the Religious Program as we prepare your child to
receive the Sacrament of First Holy Communion..
The St. Denis Religious Education Program coordinates Sacramental preparation for First Holy Communion celebrations.
Parents of children in 2nd grade should receive notification of important dates and meetings in September at the beginning of the religious school year.
If you are a parent of a child in second grade and have not received this information, please contact the Religious Ed. Office. Children must be enrolled in the parish Religious Education program and begin preparation for this Sacrament in first grade.