Level II For ages 6 to 9. Children must have completed at least one year in Level I and display readiness for Level II in order to enroll in Level II. Most children begin Level II in first grade. The child's work in the Level II program is "Mass Centered". It focuses on the relationship with Jesus, the Good Shepherd which finds its most concrete and intense moment of life in the Eucharist. The experiences in the program serve as an invitation to and preparation for the liturgical life the children will share with adults in the church. Generally speaking, children celebrate the Sacraments of First Reconciliation and First Holy Communion during the second year of Level II Good Shepherd. First Communicants will undergo a discernment process as part of their Sacramental Preparation. Parent(s) of the 2020-2021 Good Shepherd First Reconciliation and First Communicant Children must attend a Sacramental Preparation Overview Meeting in late August/early September in person with their child. Dates and times for mandatory First Communicant parent/child Sacramental Preparation meetings will be distributed at the Sacramental Preparation Overview Meeting. The children will receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation 5/15/2021 at 10:30 a.m. and The Sacrament of Eucharist on 5/16/21 at the 10 a.m. Sunday Mass. Please note: All Good Shepherd children will be required to wear face masks. All Good Shepherd children are required to submit to temperature checks and Covid-19 questions and parent signature prior to entering the Ministry Center. Families are encouraged to begin the process of finding a comfortable mask as no child will be permitted to enter the Ministry Center Building without wearing a face mask.