Our son child attends daily Mass with us and accompanies us to frequent confession (once or more per month) and discusses the Scripture with us. He tested well with the Director of Religious Education and was given credit for the first year of preparation for first Holy Communion. He yearns to receive the Eucharist and to confess his sins to the priest and so worked hard this summer to memorize the Nicene Creed, the Act of Contrition, and to understand more deeply about the Eucharist.
Our DRE communicated to us that instead of being tested to evaluate his preparation that he would be required to sit in the traditional second-year class each week for this academic year and could neither receive his first Eucharist now nor be homeschooled for the second year of preparation. Knowing that parents are the first educators and our family represents the domestic church, we are puzzled. Please advise. God bless you!