First Communion Preparation

The age of discretion for Reconciliation and Communion is considered to be when a child begins to reason, generally at about seven years of age. Parish children are prepared during our Monday afternoon religious education program, with reception of both Sacraments in the spring of second grade. At Holy Rosary, we use the New St. Joseph Baltimore Catechism in grades one and two, as well as the St. Ignatius series Faith and Life. Third graders who have not yet made their first Holy Communion may enroll in the second grade class. Registration forms are online. Parents of older children, or of children with special needs, are encouraged to contact the Director of Education.