The sacraments of Penance and Communion are received in the 2nd grade year, while the sacrament of Confirmation is received in the 8th grade year in the Diocese of Arlington.

If you have a child, who is in grades 3rd-12th, was baptized Catholic but has had no religious education or attended Catholic school and has not celebrated the sacraments of Penance, Eucharist or Confirmation, please contact our Religious Education office.

We will discuss options for your child to receive an overview of the catholic faith and preparation for the sacraments.  Once the program has been completed, the students have “caught up” and are prepared to enter the appropriate grade the following year.

For more information, please call the Religious Education office at 703-494-4008.


Sheri Suess
Director of Family Religious Formation (K-12)
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(703) 494-4008 ext. 130

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