Second Grade Parents The second grade program uses the Be My Disciples curriculum by RCL Benziger. This is a critical year of sacramental preparation and faith development. The first half of the year focuses on the sacrament of Reconciliation. There are two books that are used during this process; the faith formation book, from which each child will bring home a chapter that was covered during the session each week, and a book specific to First Reconciliation that will be kept in the classroom, but small postcards will be brought home that discuss the topic or bible story that was presented. There is also a parent-child retreat and a rite of enrollment included in this formation process. This part of the year culminates with a family liturgical celebration of the sacrament of Reconciliation where each child and their family members receive individual confession.
The second part of the year focuses on the sacrament of Eucharist. There are two books that are used during this process, similar to the Reconciliation process at the beginning of the year. Included in this formation process is a rite of enrollment, a parent-child retreat and a beautiful First Eucharist Mass in the spring in which all children have an important liturgical role.