Last Updated on Friday, 26 October 2012 14:00
Confirmation is a Sacrament of Initiation that has an intimate relationship to Baptism and the Eucharist. Sacramental preparation for teens is offered to those teens wishing to be Confirmed who have completed 7th grade and 8th grade Faith Formation classes through the parish Faith Formation program or the Catholic Schools. Preparation for Confirmation requires the participation of the teens as well as the parents.
Parent Meeting Sunday November 11, 2012 at 12 pm to 1:30 pm in the Education Building Room 5.
This meeting is for parents of those preparing to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation on Sunday, May 12, 2013 at the 12:30 pm Mass.
It is our parish custom to begin immediate preparation for Confirmation of teens who are in the 9th grade or older after they have completed 2 years of remote preparation by attending Faith Formation classes either in the parish programs or in a Catholic school. All eligible and interested teens prepare for Confirmation together. Immediate preparation for Confirmation is separate from any other Faith Formation the teens are receiving whether in the parish programs or Catholic schools.
Confirmation Schedule 2013
Sunday, November 11, 2012 12pm to 1:30pm Parent Session--Ed Bldg Room #5
Sunday, January 27, 2013 Spirit Sunday for Candidates: 12pm to 4:45pm Education Bldg.
Sunday, March 1st, 2nd, 3rd--Antioch weekend--Candidate Retreat
Sunday, March 17, 2013 Spirit Sunday for Candidates: 12pm to 4:45pm Education Bldg.
Sunday, April 14, 2013 Spirit Sunday for Candidates: 12pm to 4:45pm Education Bldg.
Thursday, May 9, 2013 Confirmation Rehearsal: Candidates and Sponsors 7pm Education Building
Sunday, May 12, 2013 Sacrament of Confirmation 12:30PM Mass
Last Updated on Wednesday, 13 February 2013 18:52
Holy Communion (Eucharist) is the Sacrament of initiation in which we receive the real presence of Jesus Christ and enter into an 'intimate communion with God and with our brothers and sisters.’
Preparation for First Holy Communion (Eucharist)
We value the Church teaching that parents are the ‘primary educators’ of their children. Our goal is to assist parents in this awesome responsibility. Recognizing that families can have very hectic schedules, we carve out sacred time for parents and children to come together at the parish, with other families, to focus on the importance of celebrating Eucharist, as well as the importance of being Living Eucharist for others. These sessions typically take place on Tuesday nights from 6:30 to 8PM.
Children and teens are invited to begin the immediate preparation for First Holy Communion once they reach the age of 7 and have completed the remote preparation, (usually first grade Faith Formation) through the parish program or a Catholic school. Children wishing to celebrate First Holy Communion need to be actively participating in grade level Faith Formation either in the parish or Catholic School.
Immediate preparation for all children wishing to celebrate First Holy Communion, whether attending the Parish Grade-level Faith Formaion classes or a Catholic school, takes place at the parish beginning in January. Parent meeting is Tuesday, January 8, 2013 at 6:30 to 8pm in the Education Building. Please arrange for a babysitter as we will be having adult conversation on this night.
First Holy Communion is always a community celebration .
At St. Jerome, we strive to illumine the fact that the children are joining the community at the Table of the Lord. For this reason, First Holy Communion is celebrated during various Sunday Masses in accordance with our regular Mass schedule. The First Communicants and their parents approach the altar together to receive the Body of Christ, thereby giving witness to the larger community of their commitment to the promises they made at their child’s baptism.
Sacramental Preparation Sessions:
Tuesday, January 8, 2013 6:30 to 8pm Parent Meeting--Education Building (please secure a babysitter)
Tuesday, January 22, 2013 6:30 to 8pm Parent and child session--chapel
Tuesday, February 19, 2013 6:30 to 8pm Parent and child session--chapel
Saturday, February 23, 2013 Sacrament of Reconciliation 9:30am Church
Tuesday, March 5, 2013 6:30 to 8pm Parent Meeting-Education Building (please secure a babysitter)
Tuesday, April 9, 2013 6:30 to 8pm Parent and child session--chapel
Saturday, April 20, 2013 Retreat 9am to 12pm --Education Building
Tuesday, April 30, 2013 6:30 to 8pm Parent and Child Session--Church
May 4/5 and May 11/12 First Communions
May 14, 2013--6:30 to 7:30pm First Communion Mystagogy--Education Building