St. Irene Catholic School is open for the 2020-2021 school year for all day in-person learning grades PS-8.

Sacraments

Students at St. Irene are blessed to learn about the sacraments and prepare to receive them.  2nd graders spend months learning about God's forgiveness in order to receive their First Reconciliation.  Later in the year, they join their brothers and sisters in Christ by receiving the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ for the first time ever in the sacrament of the Holy Eucharist.

Beginning in 7th grade, students study their faith extensively for 2 years to prepare themselves for the sacrament of Confirmation in 8th grade.  Students learn the responsibility of becoming an adult in the church, and understand that they are called to live out the gospel and follow Jesus' teachings in all that they say and do.

“Baptism, the Eucharist, and the sacrament of Confirmation together constitute the 'sacraments of Christian initiation', whose unity must be safeguarded. It must be explained to the faithful that the reception of the sacrament of Confirmation is necessary for the completion of baptismal grace. For ‘by the sacrament of Confirmation, the baptized are more perfectly bound to the Church and are enriched with a special strength of the Holy Spirit. Hence they are, as true witnesses of Christ, more strictly obliged to spread and defend the faith by word and deed’.” (CCC 1285)

 

 

"When you look at a crucifix you understand how much Jesus loved you then. When you look at the Eucharist you understand how much Jesus loves you now."
- Blessed Mother Teresa