“Let the children come to me, do not hinder them; for to such belongs the kingdom of God.” -Mark 10:14
Children under the age of 6 can receive the sacrament when supported by their parents. Baptism preparation for children provides necessary information and background on this Sacrament for those in our parish community who have children to be baptized. The classes for parents are scheduled at 10:00 a.m. on the Saturday before the third Sunday of the month. Study material is included. After attending the class, parents schedule the Baptism with the priest or deacon, and fill out the necessary paperwork. Baptism Sunday is the third Sunday of each month. Please check the bulletin for updates and changes. For more information contact Deacon Joe Rodriquez at 258-9678.
Children in 2nd to 8th grade who are seeking to be baptized or did not receive first Holy Communion in the 2nd grade, are invited, with their parents, to receive sacramental preparation in our Family RCIA program. The children and their families will learn many of the basic beliefs of the Church and will prepare for the sacraments of Baptism (if not already baptized), Confirmation and Holy Eucharist.
Adults who have never been baptized normally go through the Rite of Christian Initiation (RCIA).
First Reconciliation and First Eucharist:
Preparation for reception of First Reconciliation and First Eucharist is a two year process beginning in the first grade. An announcement is made each fall regarding this preparation process. First reception of Reconciliation and Eucharist should be primarily a family celebration within the context of the Church community. In this way the child, through the family, takes on greater participation in the Church of which he is a member and thus continues to realize more deeply the unique call of one’s Baptism. It is the parent’s responsibility to catechize their children for the sacraments. Parents who enroll their child will be provided with resources that will enable them to do catechesis in the home. The catechist in the classroom will provide a formal preparation as is found in the student text.
Please contact Wendy Sleisher, Coordinator for First Reconciliation and First Eucharist.
FOR HIGH SCHOOL TEENAGERS (9-12 gr.)
Please contact Wendy Sleisher, Coordinator for Confirmation.
“A wedding is a day, a marriage is a lifetime”
Contact Terry & Nicole Derden at 208-323-7277 for more information.
The Worldwide Marriage Encounter Mission Statement:
Worldwide Marriage Encounter’s Mission of renewal in the church and change in the world is to assist couples and priests to live fully intimate and responsible relationships by providing them with a Catholic “experience” and ongoing community support for such a lifestyle.
Contact Cory and Sharon Hawkins at 208-853-2801 for more information.
Retrouvaille is an International community of disciples committed to the continued healing of their marriages and, empowered by the Holy Spirit, sharing their stories, talents and gifts to promote and spread the healing ministry of Retrouvaille.
“The LAZARUS ministry offers assistance as soon as we hear of terminal illness or death.
BEFORE a death; we hope to assist in various ways, but are not limited to, prayer and emotional support, arrangements for the Sacrament of Healing (Anointing of the Sick), Advanced Directives and insurance planning, referrals to community resources:
AFTER a death we certainly would like to provide additional prayer and emotional support and help in any way we can with any funeral service planning, questions on insurance or referrals to places that can provide additional help.
For more information you can get one of the LAZARUS handouts from the parish office and they will see that someone contacts you as soon as possible. or you can contact Deacon Mike Lowe directly: email@example.com or phone: 853-2571.