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Religious Formation

For the children of Notre Dame School, religious education is an integral part of their daily lives. Notre Dame School serves the needs of both St. Joseph and St. Mary's parishes in Vacaville.

Religious Education, Sacramental Preparation, Liturgical Programs and Parish Identity

  1. The School shall provide regular religious instruction to all students in accordance with Diocesan policies/directives and school policies as developed by the Notre Dame School Advisory Commission and approved by both pastors.
  2. The school shall prepare the students for the celebration of sacraments, taking into consideration the particular directives of each parish.

The place of the first reception of the Sacrament of Eucharist and Confirmation shall be each student's own parish church. The Sacrament of Reconciliation may be celebrated at St. Joseph Parish.

Mass is celebrated on a weekly basis. Prayer services are held in accordance with the Liturgical calendar.

Sacramental Preparation

  • Second Grade - Reconciliation and First Holy Communion
  • Seventh Grade - Confirmation