St. Francis of Assisi of Bridgeport
St. Mary of the Assumption of Minoa & St. Matthew of East Syracuse

Grades 1-6

Grades 1-6 is a complete program to help our youth learn and explore their faith. We use the most comprehensive and effective catechetical programs available. 

Every year at each grade level we cover:

  • Doctrinal lessons on the pillars of our faith
  • Scripture which encourages them to read the Bible
  • Traditions and rituals
  • Sacrament theology
  • Liturgical life of the church
  • Prayers

First Eucharist

First Eucharist is a 2 year program -

Grade 1 is the first year of Prep 

Grade 2 First Eucharist is celebrated - includes first penance 
Child must be at least 7 years of age

The preparation for this sacrament should help each child to develop:

  • Some knowledge of God as Creator, Jesus as God’s son, the Holy Spirit as giver of gifts.
  • Some knowledge of the life, death and resurrection of Jesus
  • Ability to understand consecration
  • To understand their part in the parish life community
  • To understand the Jesus’ Body and Blood after consecration is under the appearance of bread and wine.
  • Adults receive First Eucharist during the Easter Vigil services after completing the R.C.I.A. process.