Children in Saint John Fisher Parish traditionally receive the sacraments of First Reconciliation and First Eucharist in 2nd grade, and Confirmation in 8th grade. Our parish follows the Archdiocesan norms to require at least two years of religious education prior to receiving the sacraments: 1st and 2nd grade for First Reconciliation and First Eucharist, and at least 7th and 8th grade for Confirmation.
This policy greatly helps the student understand the meaning and importance of each sacrament. This preparation allows to student to have a firm foundation in the living out of these sacraments.
Note: If children fall a year behind, they become part of their actual grade level after First Communion.