Practicing and learning about our Catholic faith is an important focus in all classrooms; however, it receives special attention in 2nd grade as students prepare to receive the sacraments of Reconciliation and Eucharist for the first time. Second graders register with their home parish's Religion Education contact and participate in the parish's sacrament programing (usually a couple retreats throughout the school year). Students who attend Lourdes Academy do not usually participate in weekly Religious Education classes, since they learn about the Catholic faith while attending school each day.
Lourdes Academy second graders receive their First Reconciliation and First Eucharist with their home parish. Reconciliation is usually received in November of 2nd grade and First Communion in the spring. At the end of the school year, the Elementary School also holds a special First Communion Mass so all our 2nd graders can celebrate this important achievement together, in front of their classmates and teachers.