The Second graders at St. Mel School are given in-depth instruction in preparation for First Holy Communion which includes special evening Masses for parents and students. Students receive the First Holy Eucharist during a special liturgy which occurs on a Saturday morning in the Spring.
The Rite of Reconciliation
The preparation and reception of this sacrament is an integral part of the Second-grade curriculum. A special celebratory function is held directly afterward for students.
Students in grades Three through Eight attend Reconciliation during the seasons of Advent and Lent.
The Eighth graders at St. Mel School are given in-depth instruction in preparation to receive the gifts of the Holy Spirit in the Sacrament of Confirmation. Students receive Confirmation during a special liturgy which occurs on a weekday evening in the Spring. A visiting Bishop confers this particular Sacrament to the Eighth graders.