Sacraments have an unmistakable importance in the worship and teaching of the Catholic community. Sacramental preparation programs cannot be content with the mere teaching about the sacrament, its history, meaning, and manner of celebration; the goal of sacramental preparation must be to invite and lead Christians into a faith-filled celebration of these important mysteries. Thus, the goal of sacramental preparation is to make “the sacraments strengthen faith and express it” (Catechism of the Catholic Church, 1133). With this in mind, Divine Mercy offers a two year Sacramental preparation program for the Sacraments of Reconciliation and First Communion in 1st and 2nd Grade. Students participate in these Sacraments for the first time in 2nd grade. Confirmation preparation is also a two year process and begins in 7th grade. Students are Confirmed in the early spring of their 8th grade year. For more information about these Sacraments please click on the tabs below.