St. Mary Star of the Sea School
 St. Mary Star of the Sea School 

 

The Sacraments

Sacraments are the source of life for the Catholic community. At St. Mary Star of the Sea Parish, it is our goal to provide a meaningful and engaging sacramental life for our students, faculty and staff.

Reconciliation

 

We celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation for the first time in second grade. We recognize it as the celebration of God’s forgiveness through personal confession. Our children participate in this sacrament prior to their First Holy Communion. The Sacrament of Reconciliation is offered to all our students on an individual basis, as well as during the Advent and Lenten Seasons.

First Holy Communion

Our Parish typically celebrates First Holy Communion the first weekend of May. Along with many activities geared toward preparation of this special day, our First Communion candidates participate in an all-day retreat. During the retreat day, the children engage in team building activities, workshops in church, and a special prayer service at the end of the day. It is a day that allows for continued reflection.

Confirmation

 

The Sacrament of Confirmation is the celebration of the gift of the Holy Spirit and is usually celebrated in eighth grade. Our students prepare for this important day over the course of two years, culminating with a Confirmation preparatory retreat.

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