Parish Religious Education Program
Recent PREP information
We are praying for you and your families in this time of pandemic.
Confirmation has been rescheduled for Thursday, October 1, 2020 at 4 pm. Bishop Deliman will administer Confirmation.
Practice for Confirmation candidates will be Wednesday, September 23, 2020 at 6:30 pm.
Practice for candidates and their sponsors, or a substitute, will take place on Sunday, September 27, 2020 after the 9 am Mass.
We are happy to announce that our First Communion children are now receiving Eucharist for the first time. Families have been scheduled for the 9 am Mass on Sundays May 17 and 31, June 7, 14, and 28. Hopefully in the fall, we can bring the class together for a celebration of their First Communions.
The Fall Schedule will be determined as life unfolds for crowds again.
***Regarding Confirmation–for future reference
The archdiocese, under the guidance of Archbishop Chaput, has conducted a two-year-long study regarding the grades for Confirmation. Overwhelmingly, bishops, pastors, principals and directors of religious education noted there is a much better understanding of the sacrament of confirmation by older grade school students. While in recent decades the sacrament has mostly been administered to children in grades four, five and six, going forward it will be administered to those in grades seven and eight. In his formal announcement, the Archbishop said the revised standard “is mandatory for all parishes within the archdiocese and to all schools and religious education programs, including private Catholic schools and Independence Mission Schools.” This changeover took place in September, 2018.
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.
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