Grade 2 Sacrament Prep

St. Malachy Grade 2 Handouts

Second grade is a special year because it’s when your child prepares to receive two more of God’s sacraments for the very first time.

Although some parts of the elementary curriculum are intertwined, the main focus of the lessons in grade 2 is preparing your child for First Reconciliation and First Holy Eucharist.

We spend the first half of the year talking about the Seven Sacraments, God’s rules (10 Commandments), making good choices, free will, and asking for forgiveness of others and of God when we sin. By January, your child will have a good understanding of what the Sacrament of Reconciliation is about, the beauty of God’s gift in forgiveness and unconditional love and will be prepared to receive and willingly participate in Penance.

The second half of the year we prepare to receive the Sacrament of Holy Eucharist by talking about the Mass, which is the center of our faith. We discuss in depth the four different parts of the Mass, read the story of The Last Supper and make the connection that we reenact the events of that night from almost 2000 years ago every time we celebrate the Liturgy of the Eucharist at Mass. Jesus said ‘Do this in Remembrance of Me’ and we do just that at every Mass. We also talk about when we receive the bread, we are receiving Jesus in us; that God gave us healthy foods to nourish our physical bodies and he gave us the Eucharist to spiritually nourish us so we can grow in our love and understanding of God.

Just like the other elementary grades, lessons will be done at home by individual families or in groups. In addition, there will be 2 in person mini retreats, which occur just before the First Reconciliation Ceremony in January and in April just before the First Communion masses – as a way to wrap up the lessons and ensure your child is fully prepared to receive each sacrament.

 The second grade program has someone specific overseeing it, Lauren Lambert, who is your contact person for the entire year and is dedicated to guiding you through the program

If you have any questions, please contact Lauren Lambert: malachygr2ccd@outlook.com

Grade 2 Handouts:

 

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