Children’s Faith Formation

First Holy Communion and Confirmation Education

First Holy Communion – 2 year process

  • Prep 1 – Parents attend 5 Parent Enrichment classes; and parent with child attend class once a month from October to April.
  • Prep 2 – Parent and Child Classes once a month from October to April
  • Although we expect that your family attends Mass weekly, once a month please put a coupon in the basket outside the church doors in the lobby.

Grade Prep 3, 4, and 5

  • Arranged on Monday or Wednesday from 4:30-5:45 and 6:30-7:45 according to public school.

Level 3 and Level 4:

  • Curriculum includes introduction to church, study of sacraments
  • The holy Trinity, the rosary and liturgical calendar, traditional
  • Prayers such as Hail Mary, Our Father, the saints, and morality
  • Including sin, 10 commandments, corporal works of mercy

Level 5:

  • Morality emphasis and reception of the sacrament of
  • Sacrament of reconciliation by students and parents
  • In-depth review of reconciliation, conscience, making good moral choices, original sin, free will, beatitudes, scripture study


  • For students in Prep 6, Prep 7 & Prep 8
  • Parent and student gather for monthly workshops for doctrinal Instruction, discussion, prayer and experiential component
  • Each child will commit to putting their God-given Faith Into Action (F.I.A) here at OLOG and in the larger community
  • Mass attendance with monthly scripture reflection
  • Two Independent workbooks to be completed in each grade. One is due in January and the other in April
Faith Formation Office (631) 661-9353
First Holy Communion Prep 1 & Prep 2
(Grades 1, 2 & older)
Sacrament Prep 3, Prep 4, & Prep 5
(Grade levels 3, 4 & 5)
Confirmation program
Confirmation Prep 6, Prep 7 & Prep 8
(Grade levels 6, 7 & 8)
Margaret Harnisch, Director of Ministry with Children and Families: mharnisch@ourladyofgrace.netLorraine Bustamante — Special Education
Jo-Ann Colletti — Teen Faith Formation
MaryAnn Lyons, Karen Butterick, Maria Fischer – Faith Formation Secretaries
>>  Faith Formation Hours 9am to 4pm Monday through Friday, Saturdays when classes are in session, and Monday through Wednesday Evenings by appointment only.  Outside of these hours, call for more information.

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