Our elementary religious education is to teach our parish children who attend Kindergarten through grade five about our living faith. Sacramental Preparation classes are available for who have not received their sacraments of Eucharist or Reconciliation.
Classes are held Thursday evenings from 5:30-6:30 PM in the parish hall, starting October 6th, and end in May.
There is Sacramental preparation for First Reconciliation and Eucharist for those children over seven years old. If your child has not been baptized, and is seven years of age or older, there are RCIC ( Rite of Christian Initiation of Children) classes. Children will be prepared to receive their Baptism, First Reconciliation and First Eucharist. Children attending RCIC will receive the sacraments during the Easter Vigil Mass.
All children must be registered with the office before attending. Please make sure to escort your child/ children in and out of the building. A schedule of the days will be sent home with your child.
For More Information of Schedules and Registration Requirements, please contact the office.
For middle and high school-age youth who have not yet received Baptism or First Holy Communion, there are opportunities available to be prepared for these sacraments. There will be a weekly class on Mondays from 5:30-6:00pm (before Middle School Youth Group) for those of middle school age. Those in high school may choose to attend the Monday class, the High School Confirmation class, or may attend the RCIA program on Thursday evenings, from 7:00-8:30pm.
Sin is when we turn our back to God; it is us, building a wall between God and us.
Sin hurts our relationship with God, ourselves and others. As the Catechism states:
The sinner wounds God’s honor and love, his own human dignity…and the spiritual well-being of the Church, of which each Christian ought to be a living stone. To the eyes of faith no evil is graver than sin and nothing has worse consequences for the sinners themselves, for the Church, and for the whole world. (CCC 1487, 1488)
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Examination of Conscience
Recall your sins.
Prayerfully consider what you have done with full knowledge and full consent against God's and the Church's commandments:
Act of Contrition
My God, I am sorry for my sins withal! my heart in choosing to do wrong and failing to do good, I have sinned against you whom I should love above all things.
I firmly intend, with your help, to do penance, to sin no more, and to avoid whatever leads me to sin.
Our Savior Jesus Christ suffered and died for us. In His name, my God, have mercy. Amen.
Individual Confession and Absolution
Examen de conciencia
Recuerde sus pecados.
Estando en oración pregúntese a sí mismo lo que ha hecho con pleno conocimiento, y total consentimiento, en contra de Dios y los mandamientos de la Iglesia.
Acto de contrición
Señor mío Jesucristo, Dios y hombre verdadero, me pesa de todo corazón el haber pecado, porque he merecido el infierno y he perdido el cielo, pero sobre todo porque te ofendí a ti, que eres bondad infinita, a quien amo sobre todas las cosas.
Propongo firmemente, con tu gracia, enmendar y evitar las ocasiones próximas de pecado, confesarme cumplir la penitencia. Confío en que me perdonarás, por tu infinita misericordia. Amen
Confesión y absolución individual