Preparations for First Reconciliation and First Eucharist will begin in September. The program is open to children in grades 2 and older who have already completed a full year of Faith Formation or Catholic School. Your child must also be enrolled and active in our 2019-2020 Footsteps in Faith program. Parent participation and family activities are components as well.
Questions? ⇒ Please call the Faith Formation office 267-7088 ext 240 or email Chelsea
Our Confirmation program is led by our Youth Minister, Patty Cox. All students in 10th grade who have completed one year in a Faith Formation program or Catholic school are eligible to participate. For more information on preparation for the Sacrament of Confirmation, please visit the Confirmation page.
For any questions or clarification, please call the Faith Formation Office at 267-7088 or email Patty
The Catholic Church celebrates baptism two different ways, depending on the age of the one being baptized:
1) The Rite of Baptism for Children, is for newborn infants and for children who have not yet reached the “age of reason” or “catechetical age,” when they can profess their own personal faith (at their age level). This age is usually understood to be around age seven, but some children are ready at a slightly earlier age or somewhat older age. Lori Crawford, the Director of Faith Formation or Fr. Hugh McGuigan, Pastor, will be able to assist you in determining the readiness of the child to be formed in the faith before the celebration of Baptism. If your child has the abilities of children who are receiving first communion, he or she should be prepared to celebrate baptism through the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (adapted for children).
2) The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults is the second way in which children and adults are prepared to celebrate the sacrament of Baptism.