HOLY SACRAMENTS St. Mary Catholic School's curriculum includes preparing students for the key sacraments:
First Reconciliation and First Communion (2nd grade)
Confirmation (8th grade)
The preparation for and participation in the Holy Sacraments are coordinated with the St. Mary Religious Education Department to ensure an aligned Parish approach.
First Reconciliation The preparation of and participation in the Sacrament of Reconciliation is an exciting time for our second graders. During this time, the students celebrate forgiveness and God's mercy, and the significance of how we forgive our family, friends and members of the community. First Reconciliation will be celebrated on February 3, 2018.
First Communion The preparation of and participation in the Sacrament of First Communion is a time to receive Jesus for the first time. It is an opportunity to accept Jesus, the Catholic faith, and the Holy Family. First Communion will be celebrated on April 28, 2018. Confirmation April 14, 2018 KEY COMPONENTS OF THE CONFIRMATION PROCESS MAKE A DECISION -Are you ready to start this part of your faith journey? CHOOSE A SPONSOR – He/She will be your earthly cheerleader: must be a practicing Catholic, already confirmed, age 16 or over. Give the Sponsor Form to your sponsor. They need to complete it and have their pastor sign it. CHOOSE A SAINT – your heavenly cheerleader. Saint’s name will be your confirmation name. Choose on the basis of the life of the saint. Baptismal name may be selected as a confirmation name. PUT YOUR FAITH INTO ACTION: Practice doing service . The time should be split between service to your parish and service to an outside, not-for-profit organization. A total of 30 hours must be completed and documented. Attend Mass every week KNOW THE DOCTRINE. Review doctrine and prayer. BE IN A STATE OF GRACE – Pray and receive the sacrament of reconciliation regularly. CONTINUE LEARNING – Read and search; ask questions GIVE SERVICE - RECEIVE JOY Each student needs to complete 30 hours of service to receive the sacrament of Confirmation When choosing where and how to give service, give careful consideration to the Corporal Works of Mercy: Feed the Hungry, Give Drink to the Thirsty, Clothe the Naked, Shelter the Homeless, Visit the Sick, Visit the Imprisoned, Bury the Dead, and the Spiritual Works of Mercy: Instruct the Ignorant, Counsel the Doubtful; Admonish Sinners; Bear Wrongs Patiently; Forgive Offenses Willingly; Comfort the Afflicted; Pray for the Living and the Dead.
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