Children who are over seven years old (in general, children currently in the second grade) and have received the Sacrament of Reconciliation may prepare to celebrate the Sacrament of Eucharist for the first time. Formation to receive the Eucharist for the first time is offered within the elementary school curriculum or weekly religious education class and it includes family support.

Reconciliation and Eucharist

Before children may receive the sacraments of Reconciliation and Eucharist for the first time at Church of the Divine Child, they must:

  • Complete at least one full year of structured faith formation before beginning sacramental preparation.
  • Submit a copy of their baptismal certificate. Click here for instructions and the Proof of Baptism form.

For questions regarding Sacrament preparation, contact Ms. Dawn Dwyer, Director of Religious Education, at 313-562-8667.