BAPTISM PREPARATION: Information meetings are scheduled on a regular basis to help parents and godparents to understand the Sacrament of Baptism, the significance of the various aspects of the ceremony, and the responsibilities they are assuming on behalf of the child.
CHILDREN’S LITURGY: During Sunday 10:30 a.m. Mass, Children’s Liturgy sessions are held to develop the children’s understanding of the Liturgy and also to allow them to participate in the Liturgy of the Word which is suitably adapted to be made relevant to the lives and experiences of young children and prepare them for full participation in the Liturgy. It gives them an opportunity to receive and reflect on the Sunday readings.
MARRIAGE PREPARATION: All couples planning to be married in the Catholic faith are required to attend the Marriage Preparation course. Each spring we offer this course which deals with love, maturity, responsibility, parenting, finances, legalities and, finally, planning your wedding ceremony.
RITE OF CHRISTIAN INITIATION FOR ADULTS (R.C.I.A.): This is for adults and young adults, who are interested in becoming Catholics. The program is a process by which they are gradually introduced to the Catholic faith and way of life. These classes are also very effective for those who have been away from their church for a number of years and require a re-introduction. For further information please contact the office.
RITE OF CHRISTIAN INITIATION FOR CHILDREN (R.C.I.C.): This program is similar to the R.C.I.A. except it is to draw children who wish to enter into the Catholic Church and into the paschal life. For children of Catechetical age (7 and older), the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults program is adapted to suit their age.
SACRAMENTAL PREPARATION PROGRAM: Sacramental Preparation Facilitators work in teams to share the Church’s teaching on the Sacraments during preparation gatherings by helping in the sessions for the Sacraments of First Reconciliation, First Holy Communion and Confirmation.