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Parish Religious Education Program

PREP Schedule for 2016-2017

September 4, 11, registration from 10 am to 12:15 p.m. in St. Bridget Meeting Rooms.  Fee is $40 for one student and $60 for two or more students.
First class is September 18. This is called Catechetical Sunday. All families are invited to the 9 am Mass followed by a family class in which we will recall Mother Theresa now a saint.
Continuing classes September 25       October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
November 6, 13, 20,    No class Nov. 27
December 4, 11, 18   no class Dec. 25, Jan. 1
January 8, 15, 22, 29   February 5, 12, 19, 26
March 5, 12, 19, No class March 26 due to Confirmation  
April 2, 9,   No class April 16 due to Easter
 April 23     No class April 30 due to First Communion
Final class May 7  family activity
Sacrament Information
First Reconciliation  Saturday, March 11 at 10 am in church.
Confirmation  Sunday, March 26 during the 11 o’clock Mass. Archbishop Chaput will administer the sacrament.
First Communion   Sunday, April 30   11 am Mass
Confessions are every Saturday from 3:15 until 4 pm. and now on Sunday mornings 8:30 to 8:45 am and 10:30 to 10:45 am
 Form for Confession for the children
 Good morning/afternoon, Father.
Bless me, Father, for I have sinned, it has been   _________ since my last confession.  These are my sins.
Father will give me a penance,  I pray the Act of Contrition.
O my God, I am heartily sorry for having offended you, and I detest all my sins because of your just punishments.  But most of all because they offend you, my God, who are all good and deserving of all my love.  I firmly resolve with the help of Your grace to sin no more and to avoid the near occasions of sin.  Amen.
Father prays the words of absolution and I bless myself.
As I leave I say, Thank you, Father.
 I also have a few cards with these words on them.  There is a small shelf outside Father Feeney’s confessional.  I will put them there with a note to say  they are for children. Please return them to that shelf.  Please also encourage your child if they feel nervous for any reason, Father Feeney will certainly help them.