Sacrament Prep

 

First Communion

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Just as we need food to sustain us through the long hard climb that we know as life, so in the climb to the spiritual goal we need sustentation. This is the Eucharist, the Bread of Life, the Cup of Eternal Salvation.

Preparation for First Communuion at Immaculate Conception is a family based program in which parent participation is required, allowing parents and children to prepare together for the child to receive the Sacrament of Communion for the first time. Preparation for First Communion is undertaken after the completion of First Reconciliation, beginning in early January for children in 2nd grade or older. The celebration of the Sacrament of Frist Communion takes place in the spring. Please note that children must be participating in Faith Formation and have attended First Grade religious formation sessions or are enrolled in a Catholic School.

Preparation for the Sacrament of Communion includes two mandatory large group parent/child events to re-enforce and enhance the lessons taught at home, at Faith Formation and Catholic School. The first is a parent/child orientation meeting. There is also an interview day with the child prior to receiving the Sacrament to ensure that they understand what they have been taught about the Sacrament of Communion.

Details with more information will be provided at the required scheduled meetings.  See calendar for dates and Policy Handbook for detailed requirments.

  

First Reconciliation

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The sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession, Penance) is the means and the sign that Christ gave us to show His willingness to heal us when, through our own human frailty, we turn in on ourselves and away from Him and our neighbor. This is the sign God has given us that through the words of His priest (“I now absolve you from your sins”) whatever harm we have done to our relationship with our God is healed and we are restored to a state of warm friendship with our Father in heaven.

Preparation for First Reconciliation at Immaculate Conception is a family based program in which parent participation is required, allowing parents and children to prepare together for the child to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation for the first time. Preparation for First Reconciliation begins each September for children in 2nd grade or older. The celebration of the Sacrament takes place in late November or early December. Please note that children must be participating in Faith Formation and have attended First Grade religious formation sessions or are enrolled in a Catholic School.

Preparation for the Sacrament of Reconciliation includes two mandatory large group parent/child events to re-enforce and enhance the lessons taught at home, at Faith Formation and Catholic School. The first is a parent/child orientation meeting. There is also an interview day with the child prior to receiving the Sacrament to ensure that they understand what they have been taught about the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Details with more information will be given at the required scheduled meetings.  See calendar for dates and Policy Handbook for detailed requirments.

Baptism

baptism

Baptism is a sacrament which can be prepared for and recieved at any age. In the case of infant baptism, a class is offered to bring the parents up to date on the teachings of the Catholic Church. class is held monthly in Corrigan Hall, room #1.  

Contact Kim Palmer at (715) 246-4652 Ext. 228

 Baptismal Prep Dates 

      2016-17
All classes will be held on Thursday evenings at 7:00 pm in Corrigan Hall, room 1.  
(No registration is necessary) 

September 1st  

October 6th

November 3rd

December 1st

January 5th

February 2nd

March 2nd

April 6th

May 4th

June 1st       

RCIA

Rite of Christian initiation of Adults, often abbreviate RCIA is a and a process that adults use to become full members of the Roman Catholic Church. Whether a person has limited formal religious upbrining, a prior formation in and of another faith denomination, or is already Catholic but wanting to complete their Sacraments of Baptism, Confirmtiaon, and Eucharist, RCIA may be exactly what their heart is looking for.

Formal classes begin in the Fall. During the 1 to 2 hour sessions, we explore the Catholic Faith, Prayer, Sacramental Life, Scripture, and the Traditions of the Church, that has been around for over 2000 years.  We share our Faith, our Knowledge, and our Care, as we journey with you.  

If you are interested in RCIA, or at least finding our more about it, contact Deacon Mike Germain, 715- 246-5303 or email: rcia.newrichmond@gmail.com. Inquiring by no means imposes obligation.  There is no cost for the program.  All that is required is an open heart to what God has in store for you.  

NOTE: RCIA classes are not just for those wishing to recieve sacraments but are a great resource of knowledge for those wishing to brush up on their Catholic Faith. Feel free to attend the sessions and share your insight. For the complete syllabus and dates click the PDF file below.

Marriage

Marriage

The Church believes that the sacred union of husband and wife is itself a sacrament and acknowledges God’s unconditional love and presence in their relationship. Through Marriage preparation, the couple can come to a greater understanding of God’s role within the marriage relationship, as well as allowing the Church community to see God’s reflection of love through themselves. 

Pre-Marriage Workshop

 Please contact Fr. John Anderson.  He will refer you to a local workshop.