Sacramental Preparation Parental Involvement
Preparation for sacraments is a joint endeavor involving the parish and the parents, and includes both classroom instruction and parental sharing. The parish assists the parents in the faith-sharing process to help the children appreciate what they are about to celebrate.
FAMILY CENTERED RELIGIOUS EDUCATION
Family centered religious education is rooted in the Catholic Church’s teaching that parents are the primary educators of their children. It is extremely important that parents actively participate in the catechetical process by deepening their own relationship with Christ and the Church. Working together we can better equip our children for a lifelong proclamation of faith and charity.
In this model, the church has two distinct roles: First, the church provides the traditional education programs for children. Second, the church provides continuing education for parents to better enable them to fulfill their role as the primary educators of their children.
To assist parents in this important work at least one parent of any child enrolled in any sacramental preparation will be required to attend Adult Formation sessions. The sessions are conveniently scheduled during the time the children will be attending their own classes and babysitting will be provided on an as needed basis.. Additionally, these sessions will be open to all other parents, sponsors and the parish at large
Grade 3 Sacrament of Confirmation and Eucharist - 9:00 am
Preparation for the Sacrament of Confirmation includes all youth grades 3 through 12 who are baptized Catholic, have celebrated Reconciliation but have not yet received Confirmation. Students attend class in the classrooms in conjunction with the adult session being held in the church. For those receiving the Sacrament of Eucharist, it will be celebrated during the same liturgy as Confirmation.
Sunday Mornings - Students & Adult Formation
Oct. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
Nov. 5, 12
Jan. 7, 14, 21, 28
Feb. 4, 11, 25
Mar. 4, 11, 18
Sacrament of Confirmation and First Eucharist will be celebrated on April 8, 2018 at 2:30 pm
RESTORED ORDER OF THE SACRAMENTS OF INITIATION
Our children, a new generation of Catholics, need grace to sustain them. For this reason, Archbishop Aquila has introduced the Restored Order of the Sacraments of Christian Initiation to the Archdiocese of Denver. 2017-2018 is the third program year of our three-year transition to the Restored Order of the Sacraments of Christian Initiation. Last year we celebrated the Sacrament of Confirmation with all students in grades 3-12. This year we will prepare those in grade 3 for the Sacraments of Confirmation & Eucharist as well as older students who missed out last year. Children already confirmed should continue to enroll in religious education classes to strengthen the gifts of the Spirit and support their growth in holiness.