We have parish programs to assist parents in preparing their children to receive the Sacraments of Reconciliation and the Eucharist for the first time. Students will receive most of their sacramental preparation during Religious Education Classes on Sunday or during Religion classes at The Academy at St. Joan of Arc. Since parents are the primary religious education, parents are asked to attend several parent and parent/child meetings throughout the year. These meetings will help parents be better able and prepared to help their child through the sacramental preparation process. First Reconciliation is scheduled in January and First Communion is typically Saturday morning of the Mother’s Day weekend.