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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 Reconcilitaion; First Eucharist & Confirmation

  

Sacramental Preparation Catechetical Year 2018-2019
 

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 30th.

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 2018-2019

Catechetical Year 2018-2019

First Eucharist/Communion

Confirmation

  

First Eucharist Classes: Thursdays at 3:15PM

January 10th

January 17th 

January 24th  

January 31st 

February 7th  

February 14th 

February 21st  

February 28th 

March 7th 

March 14th

April 4th 

April 11th 

April 25th - Rehearsal

April 28th – First Eucharist 


Regular meeting with Parents: Sundays after Mass

January 13th 2019

February 10th 2019

March 10th 2019

April 11th 2019


Confirmation Classes: Fridays at 3:15PM

January 18th

January 25th 

February 1st 

February 8th 

February 15th

February 22nd

March 1st 

March 8th

March 15th

March 22nd

March 29th

April 5th

April 12th

May 17th

May 24th

May 31st – Rehearsal   

June 2nd - Confirmation


March 18th – 31st Spring Break?

April 14th – 20th Holy Week

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.

Marriage

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