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At Our Lady of the Snows, the sacraments play an integral role in the spiritual journey of our students and allow for our students to deepen their relationship with God. The sacraments allow for children to grow in their faith and become more active members of the Church.

Sacraments in 2nd and 8th Grade 


In 2nd grade, students typically prepare for and receive the sacraments of First Reconciliation and First Holy Communion. First Reconciliation, also known as Confession, allows students to experience God's forgiveness through the sacrament of confession, where they confess their sins and receive absolution. First Holy Communion is a significant milestone in the Catholic faith, marking the reception of the Eucharist for the first time. Students participate in a period of preparation, learning about the significance of the Eucharist as the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ before receiving the Holy Eucharist, fostering a deeper connection with God and the community of faith. 


​If a student has not been baptized or has not received the sacraments of First Communion, Reconciliation, or Confirmation, it is recommended to contact the school or parish office for further information. They will be able to provide guidance on the process of initiation into the sacraments and assist families in navigating the necessary steps to receive these sacraments in accordance with the teachings and traditions of the Catholic Church. If your child has received these sacraments, please provide a copy of the certificate to the school office so it can be filed in your child's academic records. 

In 8th grade, students prepare for and receive the sacrament of Confirmation. Confirmation is a sacrament of initiation where students receive the special outpouring of the Holy Spirit, strengthening their faith and deepening their commitment to the Catholic Church. Through the sacrament, students are encouraged to take on a more active role in the Church and become witnesses of Christ in the world.


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