"Education in the faith by the parents should begin in the child’s earliest years. This already happens when family members help one another grow in faith by the witness of a Christian life in keeping with the Gospel. Family catechesis precedes, accompanies, and enriches other forms of instruction in the faith. Parents have the mission of teaching their children to pray and to discover their vocation as children of God. The parish is the Eucharistic community and the heart of the liturgical life of Christian families; it is a privileged place for the catechesis of children and parents” (Catechism, 2226])."
Our responsibility as a parish church is to support parents in their role as the primary teachers and evangelists of their families. Through our full range of Religious Education programs, we seek to give the children in our care the knowledge, experience, and skills necessary to become faithful and fruitful disciples of Jesus.
Our Sacrament Preparation is in partnership between parish, religious education office, school and home working together to provide a rich, thorough process of developing a true understanding of the gift being offered, when completed according to its design, through the Sacraments. We are very proud of this process. Our staff works diligently to assure that materials and teaching methods used are proven effective and relevant to the learner.
NOTE: Our Chaldean brothers and sisters who are already Confirmed at Baptism, are welcome to complete the service and reflection portion of the program. Those who do will to receive a blessing from the Bishop and publicly making a re-commitment to the faith. Those who are interested should contact the DRE at the beginning of the school year.
The formal preparation begins in grade 6 and students. Students are Confirmed when they complete the program typically in grade 8. Once registered, you will receive complete information about the program and its requirements.