Sacrament Policies for the Diocese of Rochester
Sacrament of First Penance 2nd grade Completed prior to First Eucharist.
Sacrament of First Eucharist 2nd grade following First Penance
Confirmation 8th & 9th grade
Mandatory two year prep
It is the expectation that all sacrament candidates receive continuous instruction in religious education separate from the sacrament prep programs. This means that children seeking First Eucharist must begin classes in faith formation in 1st grade. All students above the age of 7 should register and receive First Penance as soon as possible to comply with diocesan guidelines.
First Penance &
First Eucharist Online Registration