Sacramental Programs & Schedule

The Parents
 
 

"The initiation of children into the sacramental life is, for the most part, the responsibility and concern of Christian parents.   They are to form and gradually develop a spirit of faith in the children, and with the help of catechetical institutions, prepare them for the fruitful reception of the Sacraments...This responsibility of the parents is also shown by their active participation in the celebration of the Sacraments."  (Rite of Confirmatino #3)

 
Sacramental Preparation
 

Sacramental preparation in grades 1-8 builds on the faith sharing which begins when parents attend Baptism preparation classes before the birth of their child. From that point on, families are in the process of bringing their children into the sacramental life of the church. Part of the process for children and young people who are preparing for the Sacraments of Initiation (Baptism, Holy Eucharist and Confirmation) is to be a part of the formation program in the parish religious education program or parochial school. The parish community, along with each child's family, takes responsibility for preparing children from Baptism through Confirmation to complete the process of becoming full, participating members of the Catholic Church. 

First Reconciliation and First Holy Eucharist
 

Reconciliation and Eucharist are celebrated in the second grade. Enrollment in grades 1 and 2 is necessary for the two year sacramental preparation program. Children from our Religious Education Program celebrate First Reconciliation and First Eucharist with children from St. Charles Borromeo School.

Families are an integral part of the preparation.  Parent gatherings are held before each sacrament.  

 First Reconciliation will be held on December 9, 2016 at 7 pm in the church.

The parent only meeting for First Reconciliation will be held in the Parish Hall on October 13, 2016, from 7:00-8:00pm following the 6:30pm Mass. All are encouraged to attend the Mass. Benediction at 6:20pm

The parent & child meeting for First Holy Communion will be held in the Parish Hall on February 2, 2017, from 7:00-8:00pm following the 6:30pm Mass. All are encouraged to attend the Mass. Benediction at 6:20pm

Sacramental preparation programs are also available for children who are older than the traditional age.  Click here to learn more.

Confirmation
 
 

Confirmation marks the completion of the Catholic initiation process and the beginning of full, participating membership in the Church.   Students are confirmed at the end of their Freshman year in accordance with the Bishop's schedule.

During Confirmation preparation, candidates seek to discern the commitment they will make to the parish and larger community. We celebrate a personal commitment to follow Christ and a public commitment of faith. Ideally a student's decision to celebrate Confirmation is the completion of a process begun at Baptism.  ALL teens will be participating in ministries throughtout their preperation year.

Families are an integral part of the preparation.  A parent and candidate Orientation meeting will be scheduled for registration in ninth grade explaining program requirements.

Confirmation sponsors are required to attend all sacrament preparation classes with the confirmation candidate.

Sacramental Schedule 2016-2017

First Reconciliation and First Holy Communion  

Click here for the 2nd grade Sacrament Enrollment form.
  
 
 
 

Home-schooled children must meet with Father to determine child's readiness.

Confirmation             

   CONFIRMATION DATE FOR 2016/17 will be given by the Diocesan Office in September 2016  

Click here for the Confirmation Enrollment form
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The sacramental preparation fee is $140.00.  
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Classroom catechesis sessions must be attended by the candidate and sponsor.  They are held on Sunday evenings from 6:00-8:00pm in the parish hall. Click link for schedule.

Each candidate will select a parish ministry to work in during the months September thru May, 2017

One 4-hour service project is to be completed between September 1, 2016 and April 30, 2017.

An overnight Confirmation retreat for all candidates will be held on Saturday, February 18, 2017 , at our parish. 

Sacraments for Older Children

Circumstances often occur that prevent a child from celebrating sacraments of First Reconciliation and First Holy Communion during the second grade, or Confirmation in the 9th grade.  In this situation we have a  program available for instructing and preparing the child to receive the sacraments.

This is a supplamental program designed for children enrolled in grades 4-11. This  program that meets on Sunday mornings from 8:30-10:30am for teens and during regular RE sessions on Sunday morning's for First Reconciliation and First Communion. Tuition rates, book fees, and sacramental fees are the same as for the other religious education classes.  Click here for more information.