2nd Grade Sacramental Preparations

Welcome to 2nd-Grade Sacramental Preparations!

Sacramental preparation is an exciting time in the life of a Catholic for both children and parents.


**The Milwaukee Archdiocese recommends that all children attend at least one year of formation preparation prior to second grade. (That's a total of  at least two years of sacramental preparation/education - 1st & 2nd grade.)  Sacramental preparation is open to children who have reached the age of reason (typically second grade) and have undergone sacramental preparation for two years. 

It is our hope that each child desires to receive Jesus in the Holy Eucharist and the Sacrament of Reconciliation.

Children of the age of reason are invited to come closer to Jesus through preparation to receive Him in the Sacraments of Reconciliation and Holy Communion. The first step of preparation is to understand how God freely gives us His love, mercy, and forgiveness in the Sacrament of Reconciliation.  To desire to receive Jesus in these two amazing sacraments is the second step!   The first half of the year is spent in preparation for the Sacrament of Reconciliation. 

The 2nd half of the year is spent in preparation to receive Jesus, Body, Blood, Soul, and Divinity in the Eucharist. We know that parents are the primary educators of their children. This is especially true for what is modeled at home with prayer and our Sacramental life. Therefore, parents take an active part in the readiness of their children to receive Jesus.        


SOMETHING NEW for 2022:   Starting in 2022 parents and children preparing for the sacraments of Reconciliation and First Holy Communion will meet in special sessions, in addition to regular class times, to provide the understanding and a deepening of faith utilizing special presentations from The Catechesis of the Good Shepherd (C.G.S.).  These special meetings include the First Holy Communion Retreat and practice are held in the spring. See our class calendar for special parent/child meeting sessions.

PLEASE NOTE:  These special meetings are for the day school parents & children as well as our parish formation families.


Second-grade students will meet in a traditional classroom setting each week. It is through this program that children receive preparation to receive the sacraments of Reconciliation and First Communion, which the Archdiocese of Milwaukee celebrates in 2nd Grade.

2021 - 2022 Class Schedule

Sunday Class Time: 9:00 am -10:15 am
Monday Class Time: 6:00 pm -7:15 pm

Place: Students will meet in the 2nd Grade classroom located in the school. Please enter the building through the back entrance of the school by the gym.

January 9 & 10
January 15 - First Reconciliation, 10:00 am, St. Gabriel Church
January 16 & 17
January 23 & 24
January 30 & 31 NO CLASSES - HAPPY NEW YEAR!
February 6 & 7
February 8 - First Holy Communion Parent Meeting (opt. 1) 6:00 pm
February 12 - First Reconciliation (opt. 2) 10:00 am, St. Gabriel Church
February 13 & 14
February 16 - First Holy Communion Parent Meeting (opt. 2) 6:00 pm
February 20 & 21
February 27 & 28
March 6 & 7
March 9 - Lenten Family Evening of Reconciliation 6:30 pm- St. Gabriel Church
This evening is set aside just for our parents and children to come and prepare
for Easter by receiving the Sacrament of Reconciliation.
March 13 & 14
March 20 & 21
March 27 & 28
April 3 & 4
April 9 - First Communion Retreat
April 10 & 11
April 17/18 Easter! NO CLASSES
April 24 & 25 Last Class
April 30 - First Holy Communion Practice
10:00 am - 11:00 am St. Gabriel Church.
***First Communion Masses will be held on the weekends of April 30, May 1, May 7/ 8, and May 14/15. Parents will select the Mass that works best for their family at our First Communion Parent Meeting in February.


It is important to note that if you are interested in having your child receive these sacraments, they should attend formation the year prior to the sacramental prep. class, to receive proper formation for these special sacraments.

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Blessed | A First Reconciliation and First Communion Preparation Program


We are working towards including 2nd grade in our Catechesis of the Good Shepherd program for sacramental preparation.  At this time we use the Blessed program from Dynamic Catholic as our primary formation tool.