Baptism, the Eucharist, and the sacrament of Confirmation together constitute the "sacraments of Christian initiation, whose unity must be safeguarded. It must be explained to the faithful that the reception of the sacrament of Confirmation is necessary for the completion of baptismal grace." (Catechism of the Catholic Church 1285)
Our diocese has developed the Living Faith Catechetical series for use in the home; this means that the parents are the primary instructors in the faith for their children. The parish has a team of catechetical leaders who will support parents in using this program as a tool in the religious education and sacramental preparation of their children. In our parish, registration for Sacramental preparation is held in the Fall. Throughout the year in addition to the weekly themes, 'Focus' sessions will be held for those children who are preparing for Confirmation and their parents. Check the Parish Bulletin. For further information call the Parish office: 834-2919
Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist, as a group of three Sacraments, are called the “Sacraments of Initiation.” A Sacrament is a visible sign of God’s presence, God’s activity in our lives, in the Church and in our world. But it goes beyond that! Sacraments not only show us what God is like and what God dreams for us; Sacraments also make that happen!