The Eucharist is one of the three Sacraments of Initiation (Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist). Sharing in the Eucharist for the first time involves entry into a new phase in a person’s faith journey in which s/he enters more deeply into relationship with God and the Catholic Christian Community. Initiation into the Catholic Church in this respect, entails taking on more deeply a Catholic identity of discipleship in Christ. In fact, it means embracing more significantly a life lived in imitation of Christ in conjunction with the whole Catholic Christian Community which is the Body of Christ.
Because the Office of Religious Education fully recognizes parents as the primary educators of their children, it embraces their role in the educational process and provides a format for parental involvement in the Sacramental Preparation Process. In this regard the First Eucharist Program incorporates a multi-dimensional approach to Sacramental Preparation that includes an emphasis on parent catechesis with a view toward parent - child interactive learning, and total family participation.
2015-2016 First Holy Communion and Reconciliation information packets will be given out at the Fall parent meeting.
Preparation for Confirmation is a multi-dimensional process of spiritual reflection, soul-searching, and faith-sharing in order to ready one’s heart for the strengthening grace of the Holy Spirit. Confirmation is a commitment to follow Jesus’ way of life by participating fully in the sacramental life of the Church, serving the community, and continuing to deepen one’s faith. For this reason, our program combines various techniques to facilitate this process such as prayerful classroom discussion and reflection, home study, service projects, Eucharistic celebrations, liturgical rites, a sponsor/candidate event, and a day-long retreat.
2015-2016 Confirmation information packets will be given out at the Fall parent meeting.
A separate registration form is to be completed for each child. First-time registrant must provide a copy of Baptism, First Eucharist and Confirmation certificate as applicable. Child is not placed in class until registration payment is received. You can mail it to the attention of Helene Stever or bring it to the Parish Life Center Office of Religious Education
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|Fri Apr 07 @ 9:30AM - 11:00AM|
First Friday Exposition and Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
|Fri Apr 07 @ 7:15PM - 08:15PM|
First Friday Exposition, Adoration, and Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament