Sacramental Preparation and Celebrations


Ministries

 

Saint Albert the Great and Saint Philip Neri sacramental preparation is a family-based program in which parent/guardian participation is essential.   Families of children attending SPN School and families of children enrolled in CFF classes prepare for and celebrate the sacraments of First Eucharist and First Reconciliation together.

 

First Eucharist

 Open to any child age seven or older.  Preparation usually begins in Grade One.  A Sacramental Request Form and a copy of the child’s Baptismal certificate are required.  Children and parents/guardians must take part in scheduled Sunday sacramental preparation meetings.  First Eucharist will be celebrated on Saturday, May 7, 2016.

 

First Reconciliation

 Open to any child age seven or older.  Preparation usually begins in Grade One.  A Sacramental Request Form and a copy of the child’s Baptismal certificate is required.  Children are prepared to celebrate this sacrament before they receive First Eucharist.  Children and parents/guardians must take part in scheduled Sunday sacramental preparation meetings.  First Reconciliation will be celebrated on Wednesday, February 17, 2016.

 

Sacramental preparation is available for older children, up to age 14, who have been baptized Catholic or another Christian tradition and who have had some catechesis.  Special arrangements for sacramental preparation and celebration of the sacraments are made with the CFF coordinator.

 

 

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults Adapted for Children is a process for children age seven – 14, who are not yet baptized, who have been baptized in another Christian tradition, or older baptized Catholic children, who have not been catechized or received the Eucharist.  Non-baptized children, who complete this process will receive the three sacraments of initiation, Baptism, Confirmation, and Holy Eucharist, usually at the Easter Vigil Mass.  Preparation requires participation in weekly RCIA for children classes and participation in CFF classes with their peers.  Periodically, there will be sessions designed for the children and their parents/guardians.  Full parent/guardian participation is required.

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