Sacramental Preparation

Infant Baptism: Contact the rectory at 301-942-1020 to plan for your child’s baptism.

Baptism of Older Children: Contact Michelle Ilagan at 301-942-8790 or ilagan@hcrosschgurch.org.  

Adult Baptism: Visit our page on the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA).  

First Penance and First Holy Communion: Children from Holy Cross School, the School of Religion, home-schooled students, and parish students from other Catholic schools receive these sacraments together in the second grade. Two years of sacramental preparation are required. Contact Michelle Ilagan at 301-942-8790 or ilagan@hcrosschgurch.org.

Confirmation: Children from Holy Cross School, the School of Religion, home-schooled students, and parish students receiving their religious education at other Catholic schools receive Confirmation together in the eighth grade. Two years of sacramental preparation are required. Contact Michelle Ilagan at 301-942-8790 or ilagan@hcrosschgurch.org.

Home-Schooling: Parents who wish to prepare their home-schooled children for any of the school-age sacraments must work directly with the Director of Religious Education. There is only one Confirmation Mass for all students in the parish. Contact Michelle Ilagan at 301-942-8790 or ilagan@hcrosschgurch.org.