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Baptismal Preparation
Baptism, the first sacrament of initiation, marks the beginning of a lifelong journey of commitment and discipleship.  
In choosing to have your child baptised in the Catholic Church, you are accepting the responsibility of raising him
or her in the preparation session.  You do not need to wait until the child is born to attend the session.  The
session will focus on the meaning of the Sacrament of Baptism, the responsibilities of the parents and godparents
in teaching the faith of the Church to the child and the celebration of the rite.  Each child must have at least one,
but may have two godparents or sponsors, one male and one female.  Godparents must be practicing and
believing Roman Catholics, who have received the Sacraments of the Eucharist and Confirmation, be at least 16
years old, and if married, the marriage must be a valid Catholic marriage.  It is through baptism that one enters the
Church.  Godparents represent the Church community.

Note:  Preparation for parents is essential and required prior to a child's baptism for the faithful celebration and
living out of this vital Sacrament.  You must be a registered member of this parish.  Contact
Fr. Reyes for more
information.



Adult Catechism
Group studies to develop and enrich appreciation and knowledge of Sacred Scripture.  The General Directory for
Catechises
mandates that the faith of adults must be continually enlightened, developed and protected, so that it
may acquire that Christian wisdom which gives sense, unity and hope to the many experiences of personal, social
and spiritual life.


Confirmation
The Catechism describes Confirmation as a deepening of baptismal gifts.  It says that the sacrament roots us more
deeply in our identity as God's children; unites us more firmly with Christ; increases in us the gifts of the Holy Spirit;
binds us more closely to the Church and gives us special strength to bear witness to our faith.  Confirmation
shapes us as Catholic Christians.

During confirmation class, confirmands learn about the meaning of Catholic faith; the history and teachings of the
Catholic Church and an explanation of the vows they will be professing.  Help prepare Confirmation Candidates for
the Sacrament of Confirmation.


Parish School of Religion
Program designed for school age children to learn the basic roots of our faith and grow spiritually.  These classes
not only educate children about Jesus and the Catholic faith, but prepare children to receive the sacraments of
Reconciliation, Holy Communion and Confirmation.  Help teach and guide these students through our Catholic
Faith instruction.  
Click here to go to the Religious Education page.


Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA)
Process of formation to welcome new members into the Catholic Church.  The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults is
designed for adults who, after hearing the mystery of Christ proclaimed, consciously and freely seek the living God
and enter the way of faith and conversion as the Holy Spirit opens their heart.  This rite includes not only the
celebration of the sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist, but also all the rites belonging to the
catechumenate.


Youth Ministry
Youth Ministers help to guide the youth of our parish to learn Catholic values and encourages the sharing of their
gifts with the community.  Efforts are directed at fostering the total personal and spiritual growth of each and to
draw them to responsible participation in the life, mission and work of the faith community while serving the parish
community and at the same time having fun.  

The first goal of youth ministry is "to empower young people to live as disciples of Jesus Christ in our world today."  
The second goal is "to draw young people to responsible participation in the life, mission and work of the Catholic
faith community."  The third goal of youth ministry is "to foster the total personal and spiritual growth of each young
person."

Evangelization and Faith Formation

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Faith Formation - Formación de Fe

Sunday - Domingos
      8:00 a.m. Eucharist
      9:15-10:15 a.m. Faith Formation Sessions
      11:00 a.m. Eucharist
      3:30 p.m. Sesiones de Formación de Fe
      5:30 p.m. Eucaristía
Tuesday - Martes
      9:30 a.m.  Women's Book Club
      7:00 p.m.  Rito de Iniciación Cristiana de Adultos (RICA)
Wednesday - Miércoles
      6:30 p.m.  Eucharist
                      
Sacramental Preparation
                      Family Meal & Break Out Sessions
Thursday - Jueves
      9:00 a.m.  Scripture Study
      7:00 p.m.  Sacramental Preparation
      7:00 p.m.  Scripture Study
Parish Faith Formation
Our Faith Formation process has been designed for all our parishioners from school age
children to people of the third age to understand and embrace the basic roots of our faith
and to grow spiritually.  

The Faith formation sessions not only form parishioners' understanding about Jesus
Christ and the Catholic Church; they also lead parishioners to develop a personal
relationship with the risen Christ. The sessions prepare parishioners to celebrate their
relationship with Christ through their celebrating of the sacraments of Baptism,
Confirmation and the Eucharist as well as Reconciliation. The sessions also help
catechise and guide our parishioners through and understanding and expression of our
Catholic life and living.