Confirmation Parent Information Packet

Size: px
Start display at page:

Download "Confirmation Parent Information Packet"

Transcription

1 Confirmation Parent Information Packet Sacred Heart of Mary Catholic Church

2 Welcome! All of us Sacred Heart of Mary want to welcome you, your Confirmation candidate, and your entire family to the Confirmation preparation process! This is an exciting time for your Confirmation candidate within their faith journey! Your Confirmation candidate is now embarking on the journey to own their faith and take the responsibilities of their own faith life and to be a soldier for Christ! With that being said we are here to help with that process as much as possible! We want to make sure that we are providing all the necessary tools, experiences, and communication to make this as meaningful of a process as possible. Please never hesitate to contact myself either by phone call or . Within this packet, you will find various important pieces of information that you will want to keep track of throughout the entire year. Please make sure you take the time to cover this information with your Confirmation candidate and store it in a place where you both can locate it. The following information will be covered: - Confirmation Requirements Outlined - Service Component Explained - Retreats - Saint presentation - Confirmation Letter - Confirmation Rehearsal - How To Choose A Sponsor - Celebration of Confirmation Information - Forms May the blessings of our loving Heavenly Father be poured out upon your candidate and your entire family during this process. I am so excited to embark on this journey towards Confirmation with each Candidate. In Gratitude, Lisa Oliver Youth Director , x209

3 CONFIRMATION PREPARATION REQUIREMENTS The Confirmation preparation process at Sacred Heart of Mary contains specific elements in order to help the candidate experience as many aspects of faith as possible. The elements of Confirmation preparation are as follows: 1. Attend Mass weekly 2. Substantial attendance in confirmation classes 3. 8 hours participation in group service project & complete Service Reflections 4. Attend 3 Parish Events at Sacred Heart of Mary 5. Attend a Sacred Heart of Mary sponsored retreat or youth conference 6. Write a Confirmation Letter of Intent 7. Choose a Confirmation Saint and prepare a short presentation about the Saint 8. Attend Confirmation Rehearsal Please discuss these elements with your child in order to work together and plan appropriately during the Confirmation process this year.

4 MASS ATTENDANCE Sacred Heart of Mary What does it mean to attend mass weekly? As Catholics, we are to attend mass every Sunday and holy days of obligation (CCC 2180). God created us for the purpose to know, love and serve Him in this life and to be happy with Him forever in the next. Because of this purpose which is written on our hearts, we are actually only able to be satisfied by living it out. In the Mass, God gives us the only thing that can truly satisfy us: His very self. There are other ways we can encounter God such as prayer, reading the bible, serving others. All of these, however, point to and enliven our reception of Jesus, body, soul, and divinity, in the Eucharist. The Eucharist nourishes us spiritually by uniting us with the risen Christ (CCC 1392). Mass is the richest encounter we can have with God here on earth and helps fulfill our core purpose: union with God. God also knows us and our needs better than we even know ourselves and as such commands us to attend mass (3 rd Commandment). No one will be taking attendance to make sure your son or daughter is attending Mass. As a family, the parents set the example of how to live life as a Catholic. The responsibility is on the parents to ensure that their child, God s child, understands the importance and blessing that Mass is for us.

5 CONFIRMATION CLASS ATTENDANCE WHAT IS SUBSTANTIAL ATTENDANCE : Confirmation class is held weekly. These classes are planned so that the candidate receives basic instruction from the confirmation teacher. Confirmation class is intended to assist the parents in their efforts to catechize their child and help the parents prepare the candidate for confirmation. Substantial means that the student with the parent s assistance, makes every effort to attend as many classes as possible. Of course absences for illness, school sponsored events or a family emergency is understandable. Homework, studying for tests and other school work responsibilities are not a reason to miss class. Please plan ahead! If a class is missed, it is expected that the student and parent will review all information and complete the workbook exercises prior to the next class.

6 COMMUNITY SERVICE & PARISH EVENTS WHY COMMUNITY SERVICE WORK IS NECESSARY: Throughout Scripture we are called to love our neighbor and stand up for justice as well as peace. Since service and justice are so important to who we are as Catholic Christians, performing service work is essential to our lives. Therefore, we ask that each candidate takes his/her service projects seriously and as a priority. It is important to keep in mind that service to others isn t something that we do to check it off our list. Rather service is something we do because we know that the presence of Jesus is in all persons and in all of God s creation. We literally serve Jesus! HOW MUCH TIME IS NEEDED TO BE COMPLETED AND BY WHEN: Candidates are asked to perform 8 hours of service work and attend 3 parish events in the upcoming months. o Within those 8 hours of service, candidates need to perform some of the hours for the greater community that we live in and some of the hours for the Sacred Heart of Mary parish community of which we are a part. o Candidates can choose to attend any 3 parish events. These events can be found on our parish website, on the homepage calendar. As specific parish events occur, you can also find details under Gather on the website. Candidates are asked to complete their 8 hours of service work and attend their 3 parish events by April 1, The Reflection journals for both the service work and the parish events should be completed and provided to the teacher by April 8, 2017.

7 CONFIRMATION RETREAT Sacred Heart of Mary Confirmation Retreat Opportunities: There are 4 retreat options for candidates to participate in: o NET Retreat January 2017 (date TBD) o Mountain Madness (middle school students only) February 17-19, 2017 o Holy Week Retreat April 14-15, 2017 o Steubenville of the Rockies Youth Conference (high school students only) June 23-25, 2017 Registration for Retreats: When registration for a retreat opens, it will be online on the parish website, I will also send out reminders that registration is open. Space is limited for each retreat. Timely registration is of the essence.

8 CONFIRMATION LETTER OF INTENT WHAT IS THE CONFIRMATION LETTER OF INTENT: Each candidate is asked to compose a letter at the end of the Confirmation preparation journey to state their intent of wanting to be confirmed in the Catholic Church. Within the letter, Confirmation candidates should write what it is they have done to prepare for the sacrament, why they want to receive the sacrament of Confirmation, and what it is they are planning to do once they are confirmed to continue to grow in their faith. THE BASIC DETAILS: Candidates will address their letter to Fr. Cliff McMillan. The purpose of the letter is to express their desire to be confirmed in the Catholic Church. The Confirmation Letter of Intent will be due by March 15, 2017

9 CONFIRMATION SAINT PRESENTATION WHAT IS THE CONFIRMATION SAINT PRESENTATION: Each candidate is asked to prepare a short presentation about their chosen Saint. For Confirmation, each student will choose a Saint of which they will have their name as their Confirmation name (i.e. Saint Teresa of Calcutta). Each student should give thoughtful consideration in choosing their saint. A chosen Saint should be a person who the student finds interesting and even inspirational. Someone to pray to and to follow. THE BASIC DETAILS: The Saint presentation needs 6 basic components: o Name of the Saint o Color photo of the Saint (nothing fancy - print from your computer) o Feast date o Interesting information about the Saint s life o What they are the patron Saint of o Why they chose their Saint and what lesson did they learn about the Saint that they can follow. The Saint presentations will be January and February. Students will be assigned the date of their presentation.

10 CONFIRMATION REHEARSAL Process of Scheduling the Confirmation Rehearsal Date: Once the Diocese assigns us our Confirmation date, we then schedule the date for the Confirmation Rehearsal. Our goal is to have the Confirmation rehearsal the Saturday prior to Confirmation (the day before). If Confirmation is on a Saturday, the confirmation rehearsal will be that same morning. Sponsors are required to attend the Confirmation rehearsal so please plan appropriately. Who Needs To Attend The Rehearsal: The Confirmation rehearsal will be held for candidates and their sponsors. It is very important for both the candidates and their sponsor to attend the rehearsal. A parent may stand in for the sponsor, only if the sponsor is absolutely unable to attend the rehearsal. The parent or sponsor must notify Lisa Oliver well in advance of the rehearsal if this is the case. What Will Happen At The Rehearsal: The rehearsal will include: a reflection for candidates and sponsors, Rite of Confirmation rehearsal, and confession for candidates. Sponsors may also go to confession after all candidates have gone. We will be walking through the Rite of Confirmation in order to familiarize the candidates and sponsors with the roles they will play on the day of Confirmation.

11 HOW TO CHOOSE A CONFIRMATION SPONSOR The Confirmation sponsor must be chosen and the sponsor information form turned in by December 1, The Eligibility certificate must then be turned in by January 24, What Is A Sponsor: A sponsor is a person who encourages, assists, and walks the faith journey with a Confirmation candidate to help them embrace, fall in love, and actively practice the Catholic faith before and after Confirmation. The sponsor also presents the Candidate to the Bishop at the celebration of Confirmation. Who Can Be A Sponsor: Being a sponsor is a huge role and not just an honor or fancy name. The sponsor must be an active, practicing Catholic who can be a role model for the Confirmation Candidate. The ideal situation would be to choose one of your godparents from your Baptism, providing that they meet all the guidelines. However, if your godparent is someone you can t choose to be your sponsor, then you want to ask someone who you see as an example of a committed, practicing Catholic. If the sponsor cannot be at the Confirmation ceremony (i.e. they live in New York), then a proxy will need to stand in for the sponsor. The proxy needs to meet all the same requirements as the sponsor. The Catholic Church (per canon law) requires that a sponsor: - May be either a man or woman. (Sponsor doesn t have to be the same sex as candidate.) - May not be the parent of the candidate. - Is a person who regularly comes to Sunday Mass & celebrates the sacraments. - Must be at least 16 years old. - If married, the marriage must be recognized by the Catholic church. - Must be a fully initiated Roman Catholic (Baptized, has made First Communion, and Confirmed).

12 CELEBRATION OF THE SACRAMENT OF CONFIRMATION Process of Scheduling A Date: Requested dates are submitted by Sacred Heart of Mary to the Archdiocese in July. We then wait until the Archdiocese gives us our official date along with the celebrant s name (confirmation is not always performed by the Archbishop). The requested dates for 2017 are as follows: o April 22, 5:00 p.m. (rehearsal will be held the same morning) o April 23, 11:00 a.m. o April 30, 11:00 a.m. o June 11, 11:00 a.m. Celebration of Sacrament Date Notification: As soon as we receive information about our assigned date of Confirmation, an will be sent out notifying parents, candidates, and sponsor of this date. Ensure that all contact forms are turned in to avoid miscommunication due to missing addresses (especially for sponsors). This will let the candidates and sponsors know what time they need to meet in the Saint Bernard Hall to sign in, review duties, and meet with the confirmation celebrant. o The will also contain information regarding the rehearsal.

13 DRESS CODE FOR THE SACRAMENT OF CONFIRMATION Ladies: Modest top with skirt or dress pants or modest dress Dress Shoes (please no flip-flops) Skirt/ dress must be below your fingertips or longer o Tops/dresses must have sleeves- no strapless or spaghetti straps please! If you have a sleeveless shirt or dress, you will need to wear something over it to cover your shoulders such as a jacket, sweater or shawl. If you are unsure if an outfit is appropriate, either send Lisa Oliver a picture of it or simply choose a different outfit. Gentlemen: Dress pants Dress shirt with collar (tie preferred) Dress shoes No jeans, low riding pants, tennis shoes or t-shirts. o If you are unsure if an outfit is appropriate, either send Lisa Oliver a picture of it or simply choose a different outfit. **We want to see you wearing your Sunday best!**

14 FORMS Deadlines: Candidate Information Form October 25, 2016 Sponsor Information Form December 1, 2016 Sponsor Eligibility Certificate January 24, 2017 Saint Presentation February 28, 2017 Confirmation Letter of Intent March 15, 2017 Service & Parish Event Reflections April 8, 2017 Please review all the provided forms and return them by their designated due date or earlier! All forms are available online, under the Sacraments tab for Confirmation. Thanks so much!

Confirmation 2013-2014 Requirements

Confirmation 2013-2014 Requirements Christ the King Catholic Church 821 South Dale Mabry Highway Tampa, Florida 33609 Confirmation 2013-2014 Requirements Sacrament involves relationship with Jesus and presumes faith. Readiness, not age or

More information

St. Anthony s Catholic Church Confirmation Preparation 2013-2014

St. Anthony s Catholic Church Confirmation Preparation 2013-2014 St. Anthony s Catholic Church Confirmation Preparation 2013-2014 Dear Confirmation Candidate, Parents, and Sponsors, We welcome you as you journey toward the Sacrament of Confirmation. This Sacrament completes

More information

Preparation for the Sacrament of Confirmation

Preparation for the Sacrament of Confirmation Preparation for the Sacrament of Confirmation Who? This year, students entering the eighth grade will be enrolled in our Confirmation preparation classes. All students that enter into the Confirmation

More information

Confirmation and First Eucharist 2012

Confirmation and First Eucharist 2012 Confirmation and First Eucharist 2012 St. Bernadette Roman Catholic Church Scottsdale, Arizona 85254 Parents, November 17 th, 2011 As your child has grown in faith, through your example, he/she has responded

More information

St. Patrick s Religious Education Eucharist I Lesson Plans September 24, 2016 October 14, 2016

St. Patrick s Religious Education Eucharist I Lesson Plans September 24, 2016 October 14, 2016 St. Patrick s Religious Education Eucharist I Lesson Plans September 24, 2016 October 14, 2016 The remainder of Eucharist I Meetings for students and parents will be in the MPH at 10:30 am on the following

More information

Policy for the Sacramental Initiation of Children in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Pembroke

Policy for the Sacramental Initiation of Children in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Pembroke Policy for the Sacramental Initiation of Children in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Pembroke Pentecost 2009 1 Pentecost 2009 Dear Faithful People in Christ, I am pleased to present to you a Diocesan Policy

More information

First Reconciliation / Holy Eucharist Preparation Parent / Guardian Meeting No. 1

First Reconciliation / Holy Eucharist Preparation Parent / Guardian Meeting No. 1 First Reconciliation / Holy Eucharist Preparation Parent / Guardian Meeting No. 1 Dear Parents and Guardians, Welcome to this year s First Holy Eucharist / Reconciliation session. We, as a parish, are

More information

The Sacraments. The two great sacraments given by Christ to his Church are Holy Baptism and the Holy Eucharist. Holy Baptism

The Sacraments. The two great sacraments given by Christ to his Church are Holy Baptism and the Holy Eucharist. Holy Baptism The Sacraments What are the sacraments? The sacraments are outward and visible signs of inward and spiritual grace, given by Christ as sure and certain means by which we receive that grace. What is grace?

More information

First Reconciliation & First Holy Communion Handbook 2016-2017

First Reconciliation & First Holy Communion Handbook 2016-2017 St. Christina Catholic Church 111 th & Christiana, Chicago, IL 60655 First Reconciliation & First Holy Communion Handbook 2016-2017 Sue Carter, CRE St. Christina Sacrament Coordinator 773 445 9539 scarter@stchristinaparish.org

More information

Sacred Heart Catholic Church Faith Formation Registration Form 2015-2016 Catechetical Year

Sacred Heart Catholic Church Faith Formation Registration Form 2015-2016 Catechetical Year Sacred Heart Catholic Church Faith Formation Registration Form 2015-2016 Catechetical Year DATE RECEIVED: BAPTISMAL RECORD RECEIVED MEDICAL/PHOTO RELEASE COMMITMENT FORM REGISTRATION PAID $ Cash Check

More information

FIRST RECEPTION OF THE EUCHARIST

FIRST RECEPTION OF THE EUCHARIST FIRST RECEPTION OF THE EUCHARIST POLICIES AND For FIRST RECEPTION OF SACRAMENT OF THE EUCHARIST Second Edition 2008 Diocese Of Fairbanks Effective Date ADVENT 2006 THE SACRAMENT OF FIRST EUCHARIST INTRODUCTION

More information

PLANNING YOUR CHILD S ORTHODOX BAPTISM

PLANNING YOUR CHILD S ORTHODOX BAPTISM PLANNING YOUR CHILD S ORTHODOX BAPTISM Unless one is born of water and the Spirit he (she) cannot enter the Kingdom of God. (John 3:5) Your baby s baptism is a time for joy and celebration! It is also

More information

Preparing to Celebrate the Sacrament of Baptism

Preparing to Celebrate the Sacrament of Baptism Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church Preparing to Celebrate the Sacrament of Baptism Notes 8 Outline of the Baptism Ceremony The following is an outline of the ceremony: Reception of the Child o Naming

More information

FIRST RECONCILIATION FIRST EUCHARIST

FIRST RECONCILIATION FIRST EUCHARIST FIRST RECONCILIATION FIRST EUCHARIST SACRAMENTAL PREPARATION PROGRAM INFORMATION PACKET 2015-2016 St. Gabriel Catholic Church St. Gabriel Catholic Church 3625 Highway 75 St. Gabriel, LA 70776 225-642-8441

More information

Confirmation Preparation

Confirmation Preparation Confirmation Preparation A GUIDEBOOK FOR CONFIRMATION CANDIDATES AND PARENTS St. Bartholomew, St. Joseph, and St. Stephen Catholic Churches...that their hearts may be encouraged as they are brought together

More information

OUR LADY OF THE SACRED HEART CHURCH. Second Grade Sacramental Booklet (845) /

OUR LADY OF THE SACRED HEART CHURCH. Second Grade Sacramental Booklet (845) / OUR LADY OF THE SACRED HEART CHURCH Second Grade Sacramental Booklet 2015 2016 (845) 365-2141 / redirector@olshtappan.com This is a very important year for your child. S/he will be making 2 sacraments;

More information

Catholic Parishes of East Malvern SACRAMENTAL PREPARATION 2014

Catholic Parishes of East Malvern SACRAMENTAL PREPARATION 2014 St. Mary s Church Catholic Parishes of East Malvern Holy Eucharist Church 91 Manning Rd 1241 Dandenong Rd East Malvern East Malvern Parish Office & Presbytery: 91 Manning Rd, Malvern East 3145 Tel 03 9571

More information

Do This in Memory: A Parish Preparation Programme for First Eucharist PARISH OF ST AIDAN S CATHEDRAL 2013/2014

Do This in Memory: A Parish Preparation Programme for First Eucharist PARISH OF ST AIDAN S CATHEDRAL 2013/2014 Do This in Memory: A Parish Preparation Programme for First Eucharist PARISH OF ST AIDAN S CATHEDRAL 2013/2014 Parents Meeting: Tuesday 30 th Sept. 2014 Opening Prayer: Loving God, We call to mind the

More information

UNITED STATES CONFERENCE OF CATHOLIC BISHOPS DECREE OF PUBLICATION DECREE BENDICIÓN AL CUMPLIR QUINCE AÑOS

UNITED STATES CONFERENCE OF CATHOLIC BISHOPS DECREE OF PUBLICATION DECREE BENDICIÓN AL CUMPLIR QUINCE AÑOS UNITED STATES CONFERENCE OF CATHOLIC BISHOPS DECREE OF PUBLICATION DECREE BENDICIÓN AL CUMPLIR QUINCE AÑOS In accord with the norms established by decree of the Sacred Congregation of Rites in Cum nostra

More information

SACRAMENTAL GUIDELINES The Initiation of Children

SACRAMENTAL GUIDELINES The Initiation of Children Diocese of Hamilton SACRAMENTAL GUIDELINES The Initiation of Children Approved by The Most Reverend Douglas Crosby, OMI Bishop of Hamilton 0 Diocese of Hamilton SACRAMENTAL GUIDELINES The Initiation of

More information

2 nd grade Eucharist Lesson Summary and Family Enrichment Activities

2 nd grade Eucharist Lesson Summary and Family Enrichment Activities 2 nd grade Eucharist Lesson Summary and Family Enrichment Activities Week & Chapter Week 13: (1/10-1/14 Chapter 1 Week 14: 1/17-21 Chapter 2 Or Brother Francis DVD The Mass Week 15: Lesson Summary The

More information

CONFIRMATION. Dress Code

CONFIRMATION. Dress Code CONFIRMATION Dress Code Girls: Dresses with sleeves No spaghetti straps (If sleeveless, a cover-up must be worn) Skirts with blouses or sweater Modest Length (must be at least finger tip length) Dress

More information

Confirmation. Candidate Guidebook

Confirmation. Candidate Guidebook Confirmation Candidate Guidebook Information About the Sacrament of Confirmation...Confirmed by the gift of the Spirit, that they give witness to Christ by lives built on faith and love... General Intercession

More information

What s My Child Learning?

What s My Child Learning? This is a review of the information your child is learning in Christ Our Life, Grade. Unit 1: We Worship God as Catholic Christians The children will come to a basic understanding and appreciation of Christian

More information

Pax Christi Catholic Church Confirmation Class 2014-2015. Information & Registration Packet

Pax Christi Catholic Church Confirmation Class 2014-2015. Information & Registration Packet Pax Christi Catholic Church Confirmation Class 2014-2015 Information & Registration Packet Patrick Meleney Director of Youth Ministry ymdirector@paxchristi.org 303-799-1036 x.103 Dear Parish Families,

More information

St. Aloysius Religious Education rd Grade

St. Aloysius Religious Education rd Grade St. Aloysius Religious Education 2016-2017 3 rd Grade 4:00pm 4:05pm 4:10pm Welcome (class attendance) We Gather - in Prayer at the prayer table (use colored table covering for appropriate liturgical season)

More information

Blessed are those who hear the Word of God and obey it. Luke 11:28

Blessed are those who hear the Word of God and obey it. Luke 11:28 GRADE 3 INTRO TO SCRIPTURE SONG: BLESSED ARE WE WE BELIEVE That the Bible is the Word of God. TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY Prepare for School Mass by going over the Readings School Mass Read page 18-19 in

More information

2 nd Grade Religion Questions for Reception of the Sacraments

2 nd Grade Religion Questions for Reception of the Sacraments 2 nd Grade Religion Questions for Reception of the Sacraments 1. Who made us? God made us. 2. Did God make all things? Yes, God made all things. 3. Where is God? God is everywhere. 4. Does God know all

More information

Rite of Baptism for Children

Rite of Baptism for Children Rite of Baptism for Children Reception of the Child (The Proclaimer will read the introduction to the Liturgy, concluding with a welcome to the family of the person who is being baptized and an invitation

More information

IMMEDIATE PREPARATION FOR FIRST COMMUNION CURRICULUM STANDARDS

IMMEDIATE PREPARATION FOR FIRST COMMUNION CURRICULUM STANDARDS IMMEDIATE PREPARATION FOR FIRST COMMUNION CURRICULUM STANDARDS THEME: We come to the table of the Eucharist where we eat the body and drink the blood of Jesus. We learn how to live through the Word of

More information

ST. BERNARD CATHOLIC CHURCH WABASH, INDIANA CONFRATERNITY CORNER FOR RELIGIOUS EDUCATION KINDERGARTEN - 12TH GRADE

ST. BERNARD CATHOLIC CHURCH WABASH, INDIANA CONFRATERNITY CORNER FOR RELIGIOUS EDUCATION KINDERGARTEN - 12TH GRADE ST. BERNARD CATHOLIC CHURCH WABASH, INDIANA CONFRATERNITY CORNER FOR RELIGIOUS EDUCATION KINDERGARTEN - 12TH GRADE 2013-2014 This document has been developed and designed to give a weekly overview of the

More information

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Religious Education Program

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Religious Education Program Our Lady of Perpetual Help Religious Education Program Reconciliation/Eucharist Handbook 2016-2017 Dear Parents: Can you remember when you received the Sacrament of Reconciliation for the first time? What

More information

Espiritu Santo Catholic Church

Espiritu Santo Catholic Church Espiritu Santo Catholic Church There is one Lord, one faith, one baptism, One God and Father of all. Ephesians 4:5-6 Beginning the Journey of Faith: Infant Baptism A Parish Celebration Espiritu Santo Catholic

More information

Twelve Gardens of Stewardship

Twelve Gardens of Stewardship In Catholic Schools Curriculum As proposed at the 2009 Theological Update Day The Archdiocese of Seattle Catholic Schools department collaborated closely with the office of Parish Stewardship to develop

More information

First Reconciliation & First Holy Communion Information

First Reconciliation & First Holy Communion Information First Reconciliation & First Holy Communion Information St. Christopher s Church 1861 Harbor Drive Chester, Maryland 21619 Fr. Paul Campell Deacon John Robinson Mrs. Katie Sukley Teacher Contact List Contact

More information

And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit... ACTS 2: 4a Confirmation: Youth and Adult SLCF 1

And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit... ACTS 2: 4a Confirmation: Youth and Adult SLCF 1 And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit... ACTS 2: 4a 0307 Confirmation: Youth and Adult SLCF 1 SLCF 2 Confirmation: Youth and Adult 0307 CONFIRMATION: YOUTH AND ADULT I. INTRODUCTION II. CANDIDATES

More information

Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church. Parish School of Religion (PSR) Bethalto, Illinois. PSR Family Handbook

Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church. Parish School of Religion (PSR) Bethalto, Illinois. PSR Family Handbook Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church Parish School of Religion (PSR) Bethalto, Illinois PSR Family Handbook Date: August, 2014 Introduction Welcome to the Parish School of religion (PSR) at Our Lady

More information

Act of Personal Commitment for Special Ministers of Holy Communion

Act of Personal Commitment for Special Ministers of Holy Communion Act of Personal Commitment for Special Ministers of Holy Communion (Based on the Rite on Communion) I remember with gratitude that I have been entrusted with ministering the Eucharist. I have accepted

More information

Welcome to St. Luke the Evangelist Parish Religious Education Program!

Welcome to St. Luke the Evangelist Parish Religious Education Program! Welcome to St. Luke the Evangelist Parish Religious Education Program! FROM THE PASTOR: On behalf of all of our Parish Staff, Catechists and Religious Education Volunteers, I want to express my thanks

More information

Initiation Meeting Together towards Confirmation (December 7, 2014) Parent s and Confirmandi. 10:00 Mass with meeting to follow

Initiation Meeting Together towards Confirmation (December 7, 2014) Parent s and Confirmandi. 10:00 Mass with meeting to follow All Saints Parish - Confirmation Preparation (Class Syllabus 2015-2016) Time: 8:30 All Saints Parish Hall, Mass at 10:00, Class concludes at 11:45 (NOTE: PARENTS AND SPONSORS ALWAYS WELCOME TO ATTEND)

More information

The Salem Alliance Baptism Team

The Salem Alliance Baptism Team We re excited that you are considering being baptized at Salem Alliance Church. This is an important step in your faith journey because baptism is a public declaration identifying you as a follower of

More information

Celebrating the Liturgy

Celebrating the Liturgy Celebrating the Liturgy Faith Vocabulary Write the word or term next to its meaning. rituals liturgy Sacraments liturgical year Easter Triduum 1. The seven main sacred signs and causes of grace given to

More information

IRISH EPISCOPAL CONFERENCE. Liturgical Guidelines for the celebration of First Eucharist

IRISH EPISCOPAL CONFERENCE. Liturgical Guidelines for the celebration of First Eucharist IRISH EPISCOPAL CONFERENCE Liturgical Guidelines for the celebration of First Eucharist. These guidelines were approved at the December 2010 General Meeting of the Irish Episcopal Conference. Liturgical

More information

Curriculum. Preschool Program for 3 and 4 year olds and Kindergarten Program

Curriculum. Preschool Program for 3 and 4 year olds and Kindergarten Program Preschool Program for 3 and 4 year olds and Kindergarten Program Children must be 3 by September 30 th. The Preschool and Kindergarten program Allelu helps young children take their first steps on the

More information

Love, God Our Creator, Being Sorry, Reverence For the Bible and Celebration (Thanksgiving, Christmas, Lent, Mary, New Beginnings, Mass)

Love, God Our Creator, Being Sorry, Reverence For the Bible and Celebration (Thanksgiving, Christmas, Lent, Mary, New Beginnings, Mass) CURRICULUM OBJECTIVES and SACRAMENTS All religious education books are in accordance with the Catechism of the Catholic Church and the General Directory for Catechesis. The objectives of each grade are

More information

1. Opening Prayer and Scripture (6:30-6:35 PM)

1. Opening Prayer and Scripture (6:30-6:35 PM) Level 6, Lesson Plan 14, Chapter 16: "The Beatitudes" Dinner with Father (5:30-6:30) Primary Aim: Jesus' blessings are available to all. Materials: Bibles, evaluations, pencils, rosaries, Prayer handout,

More information

In this new school year, may God bless the children and families of St. Joan of Arc Parish

In this new school year, may God bless the children and families of St. Joan of Arc Parish RELIGIOUS EDUCATION PARENT HANDBOOK Office Phone: (845)753-5193 Office e-mail: religioused@stjoansparish.org Parish Website: http://www.stjoansparish.org PASTOR OF ST. JOAN OF ARC PARISH Fr. Frank Dias

More information

The Sacraments. A brief introduction

The Sacraments. A brief introduction The Sacraments A brief introduction The Seven Sacraments Initiation 1. Baptism 2. Confirmation 3. Eucharist (Holy Communion) Healing 4. Reconciliation (Confession, Penance) 5. Anointing of the Sick (Healing)

More information

Pray the Rosary for Your Children (PARENTS ROSARY FOR THEIR CHILDREN)

Pray the Rosary for Your Children (PARENTS ROSARY FOR THEIR CHILDREN) Pray the Rosary for Your Children (PARENTS ROSARY FOR THEIR CHILDREN) MAIN PETITIONS: We ask God through the sufferings of Jesus Christ to take away the consequences of our parental sins and so that our

More information

SACRAMENT OF CONFIRMATION QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

SACRAMENT OF CONFIRMATION QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS SACRAMENT OF CONFIRMATION QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS SACRAMENTS: MASTERWORKS OF GOD 1. WHAT IS A CHRISTIAN? A Christian is a follower of Jesus Christ who is our Way, Truth and Life. 2. WHAT IS A SACRAMENT?

More information

Welcome to the Baptismal Program at Sacred Heart. Deacon Ed Clark

Welcome to the Baptismal Program at Sacred Heart. Deacon Ed Clark Sacred Heart Catholic Church 12704 Foothill Blvd., Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91739-9795 (909) 899-1049 ext. 286 Fax (909) 899-3229 e-mail: Dcn.Ed.C@sacredheartrc.org Dear Parents, Welcome to the Baptismal Program

More information

ORDER OF MASS INTRODUCTORY RITES ENTRANCE SONG. In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

ORDER OF MASS INTRODUCTORY RITES ENTRANCE SONG. In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. ORDER OF MASS INTRODUCTORY RITES ENTRANCE SONG In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ and the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit

More information

SACRAMENTAL PREPARATION For CONFIRMATION CHILDREN S READINESS:

SACRAMENTAL PREPARATION For CONFIRMATION CHILDREN S READINESS: SACRAMENTAL PREPARATION For CONFIRMATION CHILDREN S READINESS: Children show readiness to celebrate the Sacrament of Confirmation when: 1 1. They have sufficient knowledge and careful preparation for the

More information

The Sacrament of Extreme Unction is now called what sacrament? (Anointing of the Sick)

The Sacrament of Extreme Unction is now called what sacrament? (Anointing of the Sick) Sacraments Questions Anointing the Sick The Sacrament of Extreme Unction is now called what sacrament? (Anointing of the Sick) True or False: The priest anoints the sick person with holy water. (False)

More information

PARENT-STUDENT HANDBOOK

PARENT-STUDENT HANDBOOK ST. VINCENT DE PAUL SCHOOL OF RELIGION 2014-2015 CCD AND RCIC PARENT-STUDENT HANDBOOK September 15, 2014 Dear Parents, Though sometimes it doesn t seem like it, our children are growing up fast and we

More information

Confirmation Curriculum Chart Texts: Ignatius Press, Faith and Life Series, Grades 7 & 8

Confirmation Curriculum Chart Texts: Ignatius Press, Faith and Life Series, Grades 7 & 8 Confirmation Curriculum Chart Texts: Ignatius Press, Faith and Life Series, Grades 7 & 8 Grade 9, Confirmation I Fundamentals of the Faith, Peter Kreeft T 3 Salvation History, Ascension Press LESSON NUMBER

More information

EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS OF HOLY COMMUNION GUIDELINES ARCHDIOCESE OF HARTFORD

EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS OF HOLY COMMUNION GUIDELINES ARCHDIOCESE OF HARTFORD EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS OF HOLY COMMUNION GUIDELINES ARCHDIOCESE OF HARTFORD General Norms 1. The ordinary ministers of Holy Communion are bishops, priests and deacons. 2. It is the responsibility of pastors,

More information

PRAYER OF THE FAITHFUL Solemnity of Epiphany January 5/6, Lord, hear our prayer.

PRAYER OF THE FAITHFUL Solemnity of Epiphany January 5/6, Lord, hear our prayer. Solemnity of Epiphany January 5/6, 2008 Celebrant: My dear friends, the love of God reaches to the ends of the earth. As the three kings were led to the Savior, let us approach the Lord and humbly bring

More information

THE HEALING SACRAMENT OF THE LIVING

THE HEALING SACRAMENT OF THE LIVING Understanding the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick THE HEALING SACRAMENT OF THE LIVING Are any of you sick? They should call for the elders of the Church and have them pray over them, anointing them

More information

CONTENTS Letter to Parents or Guardians Prayers to Know

CONTENTS Letter to Parents or Guardians Prayers to Know CONTENTS Letter to Parents or Guardians 1. There Is One God Trinity... 1 2. We See God in the World Around Us Creation... 4 3. I Am Special to God Who Made Me... 7 4. Actions and Attitudes The Ten Commandments...

More information

CHAPTER 3 GRADE CHAPTER 3 GRADE

CHAPTER 3 GRADE CHAPTER 3 GRADE God Is Our Father 1 2 Jesus Lives in His Church understand that God loves, cares for, and forgives us like a good father. In giving us human life, God has given us something of himself, for each person

More information

MARRIAGE LITURGY / NO MASS

MARRIAGE LITURGY / NO MASS MARRIAGE LITURGY / NO MASS Opening Prayer A1 Father, you have made the bond of Marriage a holy mystery, a symbol of Christ's love for His Church. Hear our prayers for Groom and Bride. With faith in you

More information

Jubilee of Mercy Merciful Like the Father

Jubilee of Mercy Merciful Like the Father Holy See December Sunday, 12/8, 2015, Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception Opening of the Holy Door of St. Peter s Basilica Sunday, 12/13/15, III Sunday of Advent Opening of the Holy Door of the Basilica

More information

GUIDE FOR A TWO YEAR CYCLE OF STEWARDSHIP PRAYERS

GUIDE FOR A TWO YEAR CYCLE OF STEWARDSHIP PRAYERS A GUIDE FOR A TWO YEAR CYCLE OF STEWARDSHIP PRAYERS PREPARED BY: THE OFFICE OF STEWARDSHIP & DEVELOPMENT DIOCESE OF PROVIDENCE, RHODE ISLAND January Year 1 Lord God, you alone are the source of every good

More information

PRAYER OF THE FAITHFUL 27 th Sunday in Ordinary Time October 6/7, 2007

PRAYER OF THE FAITHFUL 27 th Sunday in Ordinary Time October 6/7, 2007 27 th Sunday in Ordinary Time October 6/7, 2007 Celebrant: My sisters and brothers, trusting in the love and mercy of Almighty God, we bring all our needs before him: 1. For Pope Benedict and all bishops,

More information

Saint Ann. Parent/Student Religious Education Handbook 2015-2016

Saint Ann. Parent/Student Religious Education Handbook 2015-2016 12 1 St. Ann Catholic Church Mass Times: Saturday/Sunday: 4:30pm, 8:00am, 9:45am, 11:30am Weekdays: 6:45pm Monday, 8:30am Tuesday-Friday 8:30am 2 nd and 4 th Saturdays Reconciliation: Monday: 5:30-6:30pm,

More information

Know Your Catholic Faith

Know Your Catholic Faith ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI Orland Park, Illinois Know Your Catholic Faith A Family Questionnaire for Confirmation Candidates St Francis of Assisi 15010 South Wolf Road Orland Park, Illinois 60467 www.sfaorland.org

More information

Baptism, Confirmation and Holy Communion in the Church of Ireland

Baptism, Confirmation and Holy Communion in the Church of Ireland Baptism, Confirmation and Holy Communion in the Church of Ireland A Guide for Primary School Teachers Introduction Recognition of diversity and respecting each other s differences is accorded increasing

More information

THE ORDER OF THE MASS

THE ORDER OF THE MASS THE ORDER OF THE MASS The first part of the Mass is about getting to know everyone and welcoming everyone to God s house. It s called the INTRODUCTORY RITES. Entrance Song We sing to celebrate that we

More information

RECEIVING THE SACRAMENTS

RECEIVING THE SACRAMENTS RECEIVING THE SACRAMENTS Please visit the Parish Office or phone 604-869-5382 or email ologhope@telus.net to arrange to receive the Sacraments. The seven Sacraments touch all the stages and all the important

More information

EXTRAORDINARY MINISTER OF HOLY COMMUNION

EXTRAORDINARY MINISTER OF HOLY COMMUNION EXTRAORDINARY MINISTER OF HOLY COMMUNION DR A FT ANNUAL RENEWAL PROCESS St. Ignatius Loyola Catholic Church Spring, TX DR AF T Welcome to the Online Renewal Process for Extraordinary Ministers of Holy

More information

What do you hope for your child to gain from attending CCD?

What do you hope for your child to gain from attending CCD? What do you hope for your child to gain from attending CCD? Learn all about God s love for us To grow closer to God To become aware of others that are less fortunate To enhance prayer time with God, rosary,

More information

Greetings and congratulations.

Greetings and congratulations. Greetings and congratulations. Thank you for contacting us about how you might best celebrate the birth of your child. When most people ask for a christening, they usually mean that they want a ceremony

More information

DSHA Theology Department The Sacramental Life: Encounters with Christ

DSHA Theology Department The Sacramental Life: Encounters with Christ DSHA Theology Department The Sacramental Life: Encounters with Christ Unit 1: The Liturgy: Official Worship of the Church 1. The liturgy is the official, communal, and public worship of the church. 2.

More information

OUR LIFE WITH JESUS. Faith and Life Series 3. Third Edition

OUR LIFE WITH JESUS. Faith and Life Series 3. Third Edition OUR LIFE WITH JESUS Faith and Life Series 3 Third Edition Contents Note to Parents... 7 1. God Loves Us... 9 2. God Created the World... 13 3. Learning about God.... 17 4. The Promise of a Savior... 23

More information

GUIDELINES for WEDDINGS at St. Louis Church Clarksville, Maryland

GUIDELINES for WEDDINGS at St. Louis Church Clarksville, Maryland GUIDELINES for WEDDINGS at St. Louis Church Clarksville, Maryland Love is patient, love is kind. It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never fails. 1 Corinthians

More information

Our Lady of Sorrows. Baptism Invitation to Life

Our Lady of Sorrows. Baptism Invitation to Life Our Lady of Sorrows 21 East Sola St., Santa Barbara, CA 93101 Tel: 805-963-1734 Fax: 805-965-3386 www.our-lady-of-sorrows-santa-barbara.com Baptism Invitation to Life Our Lady of Sorrows Parish rejoices

More information

Confirmation Questions

Confirmation Questions Confirmation Questions 1. Q: Who is a Christian? A: A Christian is a follower of Jesus. 2. Q: When did you become a Christian? A: I became a Christian at Baptism. 3. Q: What is a sacrament? A: A sacrament

More information

TOGETHER IN BAPTISM 2015

TOGETHER IN BAPTISM 2015 TOGETHER IN BAPTISM 2015 St. Catherine of Siena Parish **Office Address** 1125 Ferry Street Martinez, CA 94553 (925) 228-2230 Fax: 228-1318 stcathmtz@yahoo.com www.stcmtz.org Dear Parents, We welcome you

More information

The Spirituality of the Catechist

The Spirituality of the Catechist The Spirituality of the Catechist Purpose This retreat experience will give catechists the opportunity to reflect on passages from the Scriptures that are pertinent to their vocation as catechists. They

More information

World Youth Day USA Krakow Kickoff July 7, 2015 Bishop Frank J Caggiano s Opening Remarks (Video Clip 1)

World Youth Day USA Krakow Kickoff July 7, 2015 Bishop Frank J Caggiano s Opening Remarks (Video Clip 1) World Youth Day USA Krakow Kickoff July 7, 2015 Bishop Frank J Caggiano s Opening Remarks (Video Clip 1) Thank you for coming here this afternoon to inaugurate the Pilgrim Year of Preparation for World

More information

Religious Education Handbook 2013-2014. St. John the Baptist Catholic Church Grades 1-12

Religious Education Handbook 2013-2014. St. John the Baptist Catholic Church Grades 1-12 Religious Education Handbook 2013-2014 St. John the Baptist Catholic Church Grades 1-12 Staff Fr. Tom Coyle, Pastor-St. John the Baptist/St. Lawrence 674-2025 Mrs. Tiffany Topel, 674-5433/ttopel@stjohnbaptist.net

More information

Texts for use in the marriage rite and in the wedding mass

Texts for use in the marriage rite and in the wedding mass Gathering & Entrance Opening Prayer Texts for use in the marriage rite and in the wedding mass Liturgy of the Word Old Testament Reading Psalm New Testament Reading Gospel Acclamation Gospel (Homily) Liturgy

More information

Diocese of Covington RCIA Policies and Guidelines Manual The Parish RCIA Team

Diocese of Covington RCIA Policies and Guidelines Manual The Parish RCIA Team II. A. The Church instructs that the RCIA process should involve the whole community: The initiation of catechumens is a gradual process that takes place within the community of the faithful....the faithful

More information

What do you ask of God s Church???

What do you ask of God s Church??? Pre-Baptismal Ceremony Presentation Notes for co-ordinator Baptism is the most important and basic event of a Christian life. It is the foundation of the Christian life. We are not born a Christian, we

More information

The actual water baptism is going to be held Sunday, Sept. 29, at 10:30am, during our annual Celebration Event at the Alameda Fairgrounds.

The actual water baptism is going to be held Sunday, Sept. 29, at 10:30am, during our annual Celebration Event at the Alameda Fairgrounds. Dear baptism participant, Thank you for responding to our request about being baptized. We are very excited to see you make this decision. When Jesus was baptized he said, I must do what is right. By taking

More information

REVISED NORMS GOVERNING THE FIRST SACRAMENTS FOR CHILDREN AND YOUTH. Penance. Eucharist. Confirmation

REVISED NORMS GOVERNING THE FIRST SACRAMENTS FOR CHILDREN AND YOUTH. Penance. Eucharist. Confirmation REVISED NORMS GOVERNING THE FIRST SACRAMENTS FOR CHILDREN AND YOUTH Penance Eucharist Confirmation Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn New York Contents First Sacraments of Penance and Eucharist Introduction..1

More information

Confirmation Handbook

Confirmation Handbook Confirmation Handbook 2015-16 Confirmation Coordinator Fr. Tom Santen Office #636-227-5247 ext.1020 Fax #636-391-8393 Email: tsanten@stjoemanchester.org For Questions about Confirmation contact: Julie

More information

Unlocking the Mysteries of the Bible

Unlocking the Mysteries of the Bible Agenda A. Opening prayer (5 min.) B. Welcome/ Introductions (5 min.) C. Unlocking the Mystery of the Bible Session One Introduction (15 min.) D. Introduction to the Bible (15 min.) E. Introduction to the

More information

Funeral Mass Arrangements. Saints Gabriel and Bridget. Catholic Churches

Funeral Mass Arrangements. Saints Gabriel and Bridget. Catholic Churches Funeral Prepared for Date and Time / Funeral Mass Arrangements Saints Gabriel and Bridget Catholic Churches 1 Dear Parishioner, In St. Paul s first letter to the Corinthians, we read of his gratitude for

More information

Ethnic and cultural traditions are encouraged and may be incorporated into the service at the discretion of the pastor.

Ethnic and cultural traditions are encouraged and may be incorporated into the service at the discretion of the pastor. This service of Christian marriage used at Hyde Park United Methodist is provided for couples who wish to solemnize their marriage in a service of Christian worship. Christian marriage is proclaimed as

More information

Grade 7 Curriculum BOOK ONE CHURCH AND SACRAMENTS

Grade 7 Curriculum BOOK ONE CHURCH AND SACRAMENTS Grade 7 Curriculum BOOK ONE CHURCH AND SACRAMENTS UNIT ONE THE CHURCH Chapter 1 The Church: The People of God The Church in the divine plan of God The old and new Covenant Jesus, the new and everlasting

More information

Page Two New Year s Day January 1, 2017 Calendar

Page Two New Year s Day January 1, 2017 Calendar Page Two New Year s Day January 1, 2017 Calendar 1 New Year s Day No CLW, RCIA or Sunday School 2 Parish Office Closed 3 4 8:30a Coffee Hour, Sunburst Room No RE Elementary Classes 7p Parish Reconciliation,

More information

First Communion and First Reconciliation

First Communion and First Reconciliation First Communion and First Reconciliation Diocesan Policy Where do we want to go? Introduction The pastoral situation regarding the Sacraments of Christian Initiation has been changing for some years now.

More information

First Reconciliation and First Holy Communion

First Reconciliation and First Holy Communion 2016-2017 2 nd Grade & RCIC First Communion Parent Sacramental Handbook First Reconciliation and First Holy Communion St. Columbkille Parish Religious Formation Office 402.339.0990 Saint Columbkille Parish

More information

1203 Commercial Street 632 Bridge Street Weymouth, MA Weymouth, MA WEEKEND MASS SCHEDULE

1203 Commercial Street 632 Bridge Street Weymouth, MA Weymouth, MA WEEKEND MASS SCHEDULE WELCOME! Welcome to the Catholic Weymouth Collaborative Religious Education Program! We are happy you have chosen to continue your child s religious education with us. We support you in your important

More information

water baptism contents

water baptism contents ABOUT WATER BAPTISM water baptism If you have received this booklet, chances are that you are interested in getting water baptized or you want to know what Crossroads Church believes about it. Either way,

More information

COMFORT FOR THOSE WHO MOURN and WEEP

COMFORT FOR THOSE WHO MOURN and WEEP COMFORT FOR THOSE WHO MOURN and WEEP A Guide to Roman Catholic Funerals for Catholics and their Family Members Leader s Edition For Priests, Deacons, Parish and Funeral Home Personnel The Diocese of Kalamazoo,

More information

Policies of the Diocese of Kansas City ~ St. Joseph

Policies of the Diocese of Kansas City ~ St. Joseph Policies of the Diocese of Kansas City ~ St. Joseph Policy # 120.41 Reconciliation Approved By: Most Reverend Raymond J. Boland, DD Approved: May 2004 Effective: May 2004 Revised: A. Individual Confession

More information

Saint Theresa Parish. Welcome. Christian life and spirituality flow from Sunday.

Saint Theresa Parish. Welcome. Christian life and spirituality flow from Sunday. Saint Theresa Parish P A L A T I N E, I L L I N O I S Welcome Christian life and spirituality flow from Sunday. HERE WE FIND OUR SPECIAL PLACE to experience belief moving to active faith. Here is a holy

More information