Children in 3rd through 6th grade who have been baptized catholic but have not received the sacraments of Penance and Communion (which are usually received in the 2nd grade) and/or have not been enrolled in religious education classes will need to contact the Faith Formation office. 

We will discuss options for the child to receive an overview of the catholic faith and prepare them to receive the sacraments of Penance and Communion, if needed, over the course of one school year. The students will use many different materials and resources to best learn the highlights of the catholic faith.

Children in need of Penance and Communion will also be required to participate in the Sacramental Preparation programs. View Penance or Communion for more details. 

Once they have completed the class, the students will be enrolled in the appropriate grade level for the following school year to continue their faith journey, deepen their relationship with Christ, further their knowledge of the catholic faith, and prepare to receive the sacrament of Confirmation in the 8th grade.

Please contact the Faith Formation office for more information about registration.


Sheri Suess
Director of Faith Formation
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(703) 494-4008 ext. 130

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