Children’s Sacramental Preparation


Registration for our 2017-2018 program is closed.


Registration Requirements

  • Full payment must be made at time of registration and is non refundable.
  • A certified copy of my child’s baptism certificate must be attached to registration form.
  • To receive confirmation (Grades 3 – 12), a confirmation sponsor letter of good standing and the confirmation sponsor’s certificate of Confirmation and/or marriage must turned into the Parish office by Thursday, September 7th. Failure to do so will disqualify the student from the confirmation program.

Program Requirements

  • At least one parent must attend the mandatory parent meeting before start of classes.
  • Parents & Students Must Attend Mass Every Sunday or Saturday and all Holy Days of Obligation– Students will have forms that must be stamped or signed by the priest or deacon after Mass. Missing Mass will delay receiving the sacraments. Mass is the Sacrifice of Jesus and the source and summit of our faith. It is the most basic way we put our faith into practice.
  • Parent Attendance at Monthly Faith Formation Classes – Parents are their children’s first teachers need to model the importance of life-long learning about God. See calendar for list of classes for parents.
  • Regular attendance is required. Over 3 absences may result in the student being removed from the sacramental preparation program.
  • Attendance at retreats is required. Children preparing for their Reconciliation (Grade 2) must attend the Saturday 1st Reconciliation retreat. Children preparing for their confirmation and/or first Holy Communion (Grades 3-5) must attend 2 Saturday retreats. Children in Grades 6-12 must attend a weekend retreat.
  • Every family is required to join Flocknote. Communication will be done through Flocknote.

Homeschool

Alternative Program: Homeschool Sacramental Preparation

Parents are called to be the primary educators of their children in the faith. Parents are welcome to teach their kids the Catholic faith themselves and present them to the pastor when they believe they are prepared for the sacraments and have attained the age of reason (normally 7 yrs old). The family must also be attending Mass faithful every week and should be known to the pastor. The Pastor will interview the child and confirm that he/she is prepared.

Materials are available to assist parents in their preparation.  Please contact Justyna Baustert by email, at 970-352-1060 (office), or at 970-716-0003 (mobile).

I’m preparing my child for the sacraments at home:

2-5th Grade

Our registration is closed for the 2017-2018 school year.

2nd & 3rd Grade Classes

  • September 10th at 9:45 am—Classes Begin
  • Sundays from 9:45am—11:15am in the School

4th & 5th Grade Classes

  • September 13th at 6:30 pm—Classes Begin
  • Wednesdays from 6:30pm—8:00pm in the School

Parents must attend one of the parent meetings

  • Wednesday, September 13th at 6:30 pm
  • Sunday, September 17th at 9:45 am

Mandatory mini-retreats

  • Saturday, November 4th from 9 am-3 pm – 1st Reconciliation Retreat
  • Saturday, March 3rd from 9 am-3 pm – Confirmation and 1st Holy Communion Retreat (not for 2nd Grade)

Cost

  • Registered Parishioner $50 per child
  • Non Parishioners $100 per child

6-12th Grade

Classes

  • Thursday, September 14th at 9:45 am—Classes Begin
  • Thursdays from 6:30pm—8:00pm in the Parish Hall Basement

Parents must attend one of the parent meetings

  • Thursday, September 28th at 6:30 pm in the Parish Hall
  • Thursday, October 12th at 6:30 pm in the Parish Hall

Mandatory weekend retreats will be offered for all grades

  • Dates TBD

Cost

  • Registered Parishioner $200 per child
  • Non Parishioners $300 per child