As part of our Catholic heritage and school curriculum our students have a unique opportunity to learn and develop a deep appreciation for the sacraments of the Church. They engage in an understanding of them as initiation, healing, and vocation.
All students at LCA receive daily religious instruction, but we also help to prepare our students for 3 of the 7 Catholic Sacraments. Please note that the primary sacramental preparation is completed at the parish level and students celebrate their sacraments with their parish community.
First Holy Communion (Eucharist):
Catholics believe that Communion is both a sacrifice and a meal. We believe in the real presence of Jesus, who died for our sins. As we receive Christ’s body and blood, we also are nourished spiritually and brought closer to God.
The Catholic Sacrament of Reconciliation (also known as Penance) has 3 elements: conversion, confession, and celebration. In it we find God’s unconditional forgiveness; as a result we are called to forgive others. This is offered during Advent and Lent to students.
Confirmation is a Catholic Sacrament of mature Christian commitment and a deepening of baptismal gifts. It is 1 of the 3 Sacraments of Initiation for Catholics. It is most often associated with the gifts of the Holy Spirit.