Registration, preparation and coordination of the Sacraments of Reconciliation, Eucharist and Confirmation for all children of the Parish are done through the Immaculate Heart of Mary Faith Formation Center. As envisioned by the Second Vatican Council, the preparation for the celebration of these sacraments resides within the family and the parish community. This acknowledges parents as the primary educators of their children in the ways of faith.
First Reconciliation preparation occurs about the age of 8 (2nd grade and older) and takes place before First Eucharist. The program consists of 8 lessons taught by the parents at home. Parents are required to attend three adult learning sessions for their child. There is also one session for children and their parents. Preparation begins in the fall and ends with a service of prayers, readings and individual reconciliation during Advent. The option exists for individual Reconciliation as well.
First Reconciliation Calendar 2013
Calendar to be posted in September, 2013
First Eucharist preparation occurs about the age of 8 (2nd grade and older) and consists of 8 lessons taught by the parents at home. Parents are required to attend three adult learning sessions for their child. There is also one session for children and their parents. Preparation starts in late winter/early spring with a group celebration during the Easter Season.
First Eucharist Calendar 2014
Calendar to be posted in Fall, 2013
Confirmation is a one year program designed for 10th graders (or older) of the Parish with the option of a Sunday morning session from 9:15-10:15 a.m.or Wednesday evening session from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Special Rites are included in the weekend Liturgies twice a year during the Confirmation process. The program also includes retreat days and service outside the scheduled session times. Parent sessions are scheduled in the fall and spring and a candidate/sponsor session takes place mid-year.
The candidates meet in both large and small groups to explore community, faith, Church teachings, prayer and service. The Confirmation program allows candidates to integrate their knowledge from parental teaching and past religion classes into a better understanding of their beliefs and how they are called to respond as Christians.
For additional information, contact Marianne Charbonneau, Sacramental Coordinator via email or call 952-935-7077 ext. 1213.
Confirmation Calendar 2016-2014 Will be Available 8/15/13
Confirmation Name & Sponsor Form
Baptism: Infant Baptism: A class for both parents is required before the baptism of a child. Call the parish office 952-935-1432. Other ages: Call the Faith Formation Center 952-935-7077.
Marriage: Please contact the priest a minimum of 8 - 12 months before a proposed wedding date.