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Sacraments of Initiation

Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist are the sacraments of Initiation of the Catholic Church.

Baby Baptism Ceremony

baptism

Through Baptism we are freed from sin and reborn as sons (and daughters) of God; we become members of Christ, are incorporated into the Church and made sharers in her mission…”   Catechism of the Catholic Church (CCC 1213)

 

Congratulations on the new addition to your family! During baptism preparation, we will walk you through the entire baptism process, and explore not only what happens during a baptism, but what it means to be, and live, as a disciple of Christ.  As the first teacher of your child, your modeling and example will set the spiritual foundation for your child’s entire life! Your new child will be baptized into a wonderful Catholic community and adopted as a son or daughter of God.

For baptism scheduling and preparation classes, contact Rachael Griggs.

 

For Baptism records, contact Laurie Chappans.

First Holy Eucharist

While they were eating, He took some bread, and after a blessing He broke it, and gave it to them, and said, “Take it; this is My body.” And when He had taken a cup and given thanks, He gave it to them, and they all drank from it. And He said to them, “This is My blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many.”  Mark 14:22-24

 

Receiving Holy Eucharist for the first time is a momentous occasion not only for your child but for the entire family!

 

Preparation begins with a foundation laid in the first grade with immediate preparation following in the second grade. Preparation includes instruction at school or PSR; at home; and during sessions for parents and students to attend.

For more information, contact Rachael Griggs.

Giving Holy Communion
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confirmation

"...he breathed on them and said to them,'Receive the holy Spirit.'"  John 20:22

 

There is a close relationship between the sacraments of baptism and confirmation. Confirmation deepens our baptismal life that calls us to be missionary witnesses of Jesus Christ in our families, community, and the world.  We receive the message of faith in a deeper and more intensive manner with great emphasis given to the person of Jesus Christ, who asked the Father to give the Holy Spirit to the Church for building up the community in loving service.

Preparation begins in seventh grade and culminates with the Sacrament of Confirmation in the fall of eighth grade. It includes classroom study in both the school and PSR, as well as opportunities to collaborate with parents and sponsors.  As we are called to mission at confirmation, service to others follows this sacrament and is done as a group throughout the remainder of the school year.

Preparation for adults who have already been baptized and received First Holy Communion is a three-session class that takes place in the fall and the spring of each year.

For more information, contact Rachael Griggs.

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