Our Lady of Hope Catholic School A National Blue Ribbon, K-8 school located in Potomac Falls, VA Educating for Eternity

Sacramental Preparation

Sacramental Preparation

The Sacraments are the most important thing we help prepare your children to receive. Along with support from home, instruction for these Sacraments is included during the school day and taught by the teacher. Father Saunders and Father Schierer also make special classroom visits to classes receiving their Sacraments.

First Confession & First Holy Communion

2nd Graders spend their year preparing for Confession and First Communion. A few weeks after their First Holy Communion, our students attend a special 2nd Grade Friday School Mass where they wear their First Communion attire, bring up the gifts, recite the readings, and celebrate this momentous occasion with their fellow schoolmates. After Mass, 2nd Grade moms put on a beautiful lunch in their honor.


Confirmation

Graduated Crusaders receive the Sacrament of Confirmation in 9th Grade at Our Lady of Hope Catholic Church

Our 7th & 8th Graders prepare to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation in 9th Grade. Volunteer opportunities are offered through the Religious Education Office for students to receive service hours as they prepare for this Sacrament.