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Baptism

Please phone the parish office and book an interview with the Pastor three (3) months before the intended baptism of your baby. Both father and mother are required to be present at the interview and the baptismal preparation class.

First Reconciliation; First Eucharist & Confirmation

Sacramental Preparation Catechetical Year 2019-2020
 

Sacraments are vital expressions of who we are as Catholic Christians. Each time we receive a sacrament we respond in a deeper way to Jesus' call to discipleship. Since sacraments are so important to us, we take them very seriously and prepare to receive them thoughtfully and thoroughly. All sacraments are community events, and this is reflected in the preparation and celebration of the sacraments.
 

The Role of the Family in the Sacramental Preparation of Children: 

In this parish, we are committed to the idea that taking an active part in a child's spiritual formation is the right and dignity of Christian parents. Parents are the "first teachers" of their children in the vision and practice of the Christian way of life. It is in the home that children primarily experience and come to know about God. When children experience the loving care of their family members, when they are challenged to be the best people that they can be by their parents, and when they witness a family's unceasing striving for healing and reconciliation, then children really learn about who God is. Parents are, whether they realize it or not, the "sacrament" of God's presence to their children.

Therefore, in all of our sacramental preparation programs, we attempt to nurture a strong partnership between families and our parish community. Parents are encouraged to take on their central role. The parish and the parish catechists assist parents in this task. The parish provides the immediate preparation for all sacraments; and so we strongly encourage parents to enroll their children in our Sacramental Preparation Program on or before August 15, 2019

Please make sure to phone the parish office and book an appointment with Fr. Vener for an interview before  registering for First Reconciliation, First Eucharist & Confirmation, both father and mother are required to be present at the interview.

Sacramental Preparation Classes 2019-2020

Catechetical Year 2019-2020

First Reconciliation

First Eucharist/Communion

Confirmation

Dynamic Catholic: 

BLESSED: FIRST RECONCILIATION & COMMUNION

DECISION POINT: CONFIRMATION

   

First Reconciliation & First Eucharist Classes: Thursdays at 3:15-4:00PM

September 8th - Commissioning and Enrollment Sunday; 1st Meeting with Parents after 10AM Mass

September 12th – Session 1: You are Blessed

Count Your Blessings; My Journey with God; From the Bible: Gratitude

September 19th – I am Blessed and I am Grateful; Sharing Your Blessings

September 26th – Session 2: The Best Version of Yourself

Happiness and Free Will; Making Decisions; The Greatest Commandment

Temptation, Sin and Grace; From the Bible: Adam and Eve; Follow Your Conscience

October 10th – Session 3: God Sent Jesus to Save Us

The Mess; Jesus’ Birth and Childhood; Jesus’ Ministry

October 17th – The Cross, Resurrection and Ascension; From the Bible: Pentecost; You and the Church

October 24th – Session 4: Forgiveness and Healing

God Loves Healthy Relationships; Forgiveness; What Is a Sacrament? What is Reconciliation; From the Bible: Our Father; God Will Always Love You; 

December 5th - Session 5: Your First Reconciliation

Great Moments in Life; The Garden of Your Heart; Preparation Matters

January 9th 2020 – The Five Steps; From the Bible: The Prodigal Son; First, Not Last

January 16th – Session 6: It’s Only the Beginning

So Much To Look Forward To; The Will of God and Happiness; The Prayer Process

January 23rd – The Power of Great Habits; From the Bible: Jesus Went to Quiet Place; Be Grateful 

January 30th - Session 1: Sunday Is Special

Keep Counting Your Blessings; Your Journey with God Continues; God Loves to Celebrate

February 6th – What Makes Sunday Special? From the Bible: Creation; Listening to God at Mass

February 13th – Session 2: The Greatest Event on Earth

The Ultimate Prayer; God’s House; The Third Commandment

February 20th – Listening to God; From the Bible: The Road to Emmaus; So Many Wonders

March 5th– Session 3: The Word of God

Overview of the Mass; The Introductory Rites; The Liturgy of the Word; We Believe; From the Bible: The Sower of the Seeds; Wear It Out

March 12th – Session 4: The Eucharist

Food for the Soul; The Liturgy of the Eucharist; Holy Communion; The True Presence; From the Bible: The Last Supper; Jesus Is in You

April 2nd– Session 5: Your First Communion

This Is a Special Day; You’re Growing Up; Preparation Matters; The Eucharist Empowers Us to Do Great Things; From the Bible: The Visitation; The First but Not Your Last

April 30th - Session 6: God’s Family 

Made for Mission; Your Parish Family; Go Make a Difference

May 7th- The Power of Prayer; From the Bible: I Will Always Be with You; Trusting God

May 10th (Sunday 3PM) – First Reconciliation

May 14th Rehearsal

May 17th – (Sunday 10AM) - First Holy Communion


Regular meeting with Parents - Sundays after Mass

September 8th 2019 – Initial Meeting (Expectations)

October 13th – Sacraments in General (CCC, NRSV and Fr. Felix Just, SJ)

January 12th 2020 – Sacraments of Initiation (CCC, NRSV and Symbolon)

February 9th – Sacraments of Healing (CCC, NRSV and Symbolon)

March 8th– The Sacraments at the Service of Communion (CCC, NRSV and Symbolon)

April 5th– Walk Through Mass (Symbolon)

May 3rd – Final Meeting and Planning for Confirmation

May 10th – Final Meeting and Planning for First Eucharist


Confirmation Classes: Fridays at 3:15-4:00PM

September 13th – Session 1: Life Is Choices (Parts 1, 2, 3)

September 20th: - Session 1: Life Is Choices (Parts 4, 5, 6)

September 27th – Session 2: What’s Holding You Back (Part 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6)

October 11th – Session 3: The Jesus Question (Parts 1, 2, 3)

October 18th – Session 3: The Jesus Question (Parts 4, 5, 6)

October 25th – Session 4: The Prayer Process (Parts 1, 2, 3)

December 6th - Session 4: The Prayer Process (Parts 4, 5, 6)

January 10th - Session 5: The Bible (Parts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6)

January 17th – Session 6: Relationships (Parts 1, 2, 3)

January 24th – Session 6: Relationships (Parts 4, 5, 6)

January 31st – Session 7: The Eucharist (Parts 1, 2, 3)

February 7th – Session 7: The Eucharist (Parts 4, 5, 6)

February 14th – Session 8: The Holy Spirit (Parts 1, 2, 3)

February 21st – Session 8: The Holy Spirit (Parts 4, 5, 6)

February 28th – Session 9: The Church (Parts 1, 2, 3)

March 6th – Session 9: The Church (Parts 4, 5, 6)

March 13th - Session 10: Confirmation (Parts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6)

April 3rd- Session 11: Made For Mission (Parts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6)

April 10th – Session 12: Holiness Is Possible (Parts 1, 2, 3)

May 1st– Session 12: Holiness Is Possible (Parts 4, 5, 6)

May 8th – Retreat, Reconciliation and Rehearsal

May 10th – Confirmation - Sunday at 10AM Mass (Tentative Date)

   
 

Reconciliation/Confession

Every Saturday at 6:30PM-7:00PM or by appointment.

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (R.C.I.A.)

  

The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is a process by which people become members of the Roman Catholic Church. The process is concerned with the total formation of the person: believing with the Church community (doctrinal formation), living with the Church community (practical formation), praying with the Church community (liturgical formation), and serving with the Church community (apostolic formation). This gradual development culminates in the celebration of the sacraments of initiation, namely: baptism, confirmation and first Eucharist usually at Easter Vigil. Ongoing commitment requires involvement in the weekly celebration of the Eucharist and community services.


  

RCIA Schedule 2019-2020

Wednesdays from 3:30PM-4:15PM

Date                     Topic

September 11th -  The Journey of Faith 

September 18th  - Divine Revelation 

September 25th  - The Bible

October 9th  - The Story of Salvation

October 16th  - Who is Jesus?

October 23rd -  The Paschal Mystery

December 4th -  The Holy Spirit and the Life of Grace

December 8th -  Rite of Acceptance (10:00AM Sunday Mass)

December 11th  - Why do I need the Church?

December 18th  - Mary and the Saints

January 8th 2020  - The Last Things

January 15th -  The Sacraments of Baptism and Confirmation

January 22nd  - The Eucharist

January 29th  -  A Walk Through the Mass

February 5th   - Penance and Anointing of the Sick

February 12th  - Matrimony and Holy Orders

February 19th -  A Catholic Moral Vision 

February 26th   -  A Love That Lasts: The Call to Self-Giving

March 1st -  Rite of Election (10:00AM Sunday Mass) 

March 4th -  A Love That Lasts: God’s Plan for Sexuality

March 11th  - Catholic Social Teaching: Building a civilization of Love

March 15th -  First Scrutiny and Presentation of the Creed (10:00AM Sunday Mass) 

March 18th  - Catholic Social Teaching: Protecting the Dignity of Human Person

March 22nd  - Second Scrutiny (10:00AM Sunday Mass)

March 25th  - Rehearsal for the Easter Vigil Celebration

March 29th  - Third Scrutiny and Presentation of The Lord’s Prayer (10:00AM Sunday Mass)

April 9th -  Holy Thursday: Celebration of the Lord’s Supper and Washing of the Feet (Recitation of the Creed)

April 10th -  Good Friday: Celebration of the Lord’s Passion, Veneration of the Cross and Holy Communion

April 11th  - Easter Vigil and Celebration of the Sacraments of Initiation

Marriage

Please phone the parish office six (6) months before the wedding.