Sharing in the Sacraments is an indispensable part of the Catholic - Christian life. Nativity prepares students to receive the Sacraments.


First Reconciliation & First Holy Communion

Students in the 2nd grade prepare for this Sacrament through reading, activities, a church field trip, and a class retreat. An emphasis is put on understanding of the Mass, the Eucharistic miracle and God’s forgiveness and mercy. Building on the prayers of our Faith learned in the 1st grade along with the lessons on God’s love and creation, students look forward to receiving the Sacrament just before Easter.


Catholic students in the 8th grade receive the Sacrament of Confirmation in the spring. Led by the 8th grade teacher, Michelle Kilmond, students are encouraged in their relationship with Christ through study, service work, and prayer. A one-day class retreat is held locally off-site in order to give students the space and silence necessary to prepare their hearts and minds for the reception of the Sacrament. This, combined with teachings on the Catechism of the Church, Ecclesiology, and Church History, helps build a solid foundation in the Faith.