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 (3rd-6th grade) or Penance, Eucharist & Confirmation (7th-12th grade) or Confirmation (8th-12th grade), they need to attend our Special Sacrament Class for their grade level.

This class allows your child to receive an overview of the Catholic Faith and preparation for the sacraments.  Once the year has been completed, the students have “caught up” and are prepared to enter the appropriate grade the following year.

The 3rd-6th grade class will be held on  Wednesdays from 6:00 pm – 7:15 pm beginning in September.

The 6th-7th grade class will be held on Mondays from 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm beginning in September.

For more information or to enroll your child in these classes, please call the Religious Education Office:


Religious Education Office
(703) 494-4008 ext. 130

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