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Sacramental Department

Casey Hanley – Coordinator
632-2678 ext. 233

Sacraments are visible signs or symbols of God's saving love for us. Every person, every action has the potential for being a sign, a symbol and a "sacrament". Each of us is called to be a sacrament of Jesus' love and healing.

Candidates for the Sacraments of Reconciliation, Eucharist and Confirmation take part in a Sacramental preparation process.

Children and youth should be able to pray aloud without assistance the following: the Sign of the Cross, the Our Father, the Hail Mary, the Glory Be, the Act of Contrition and the Nicene Creed (Eucharist/Confirmation). Candidates should regularly attend Sunday Mass. Children preparing for Reconciliation/Eucharist are encouraged to participate in Children's Liturgy of the Word at the Sunday 9:30 am mass.

Sacrament of Reconciliation

The Sacrament of Reconciliation is generally celebrated in Grade 2.  Families will receive a mailing with the Application for First Reconciliation in August.  If you do not receive the application, you may download it HERE.

MARK YOUR CALENDARS!! Our First Reconciliation Parent Meeting will take place on Wednesday, August 17th at 6:30 PM in the Neumann Rooms (Under the Church). This meeting is for Parents only - Candidates do not need to attend. Parents will receive a mailing about this meeting in July.  

Our First Reconciliation RETREAT will take place on Saturday, October 22nd in the School from 9:30 - 11:00 AM.  The Retreat is for Candidates and at least ONE parent.

The celebration of First Reconciliation will take place on Wednesday, November 30th and Tuesday, December 6th at 6:30 PM in the Church.  

 

Sacrament of Eucharist

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Sacrament of Eucharist is generally celebrated for the first time in Grade 3.  Families will receive a mailing in August with the Application for First Eucharist, along with a date selection form.  If you do not receive the Application for First Eucharist, you can download it HERE.

MARK YOUR CALENDARS!! Our First Eucharist Parent Meeting will take place on Wednesday, January 11th at 6:30 PM in the Neumann Rooms (Under the Church).  This meeting is for Parents only - Candidates do not need to attend. 

Our First Eucharist Retreat will take place on Saturday, February 4th from 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM.  The Retreat is for Candidates and at least ONE parent.  The Retreat will begin in the School.  

First Eucharist celebrations will take place on:

  • Saturday, April 29, 2023 at 4:30 PM
  • Sunday, May 7, 2023 at 11:30 AM

 

Sacrament of Confirmation

Candidates who are interested in the Sacrament of Confirmation will register for the two year program in the beginning of Grade 9. Candidates are required to attend Religious Education Classes at SS Peter & Paul if they are attending a public high school. If Candidates attend a Catholic high school, they attend their Religious Education classes at their high school. All Candidates in Grade 9 will attend two faith sharing events.

Grade 10 students will attend Confirmation preparation classes at SS Peter & Paul, regardless of the high school they attend. These classes will be held once a month. Confirmation is generally celebrated in the Spring of Grade 10.

Current Grade 9 Candidates

You should have received the Application for the two year Confirmation program in the mail. Candidates who are NOT attending a Catholic high school must attend Religious Education classes here at SS Peter & Paul. ALL Candidates are required to attend two (2) faith sharing sessions during the 9th grade year.

Current Grade 10 Confirmation Candidates

"When the day of Pentecost came it found them gathered in one place.....tongues as of fire appeared, which parted and came to rest on each of them. All were filled with the Holy Spirit."

~Acts 2:1-4