Our Lady of Guadalupe

"I am the ever-virgin Mary, Mother of the true God who gives life and maintains its existence. He creates all things. He is in all places. He is the God of Heaven and Earth.
I desire a church in this place where your people may experience my compassion.
All those who sincerely ask my help in their work and in their sorrows will know my Mother's Heart in this place. Here I will see their tears; I will console them and they will be at peace. Call me and call my image Santa Maria de Guadalupe."

Our Lady of Guadalupe Religious Education Ministry


Our Lady of Guadalupe Church Religious Education Sacramental Preparation For First Communion and Confirmation

Learning about God’s love begins in the family. We are happy to be joining you in preparing your child to celebrate one or more of the Sacraments.

"Things to know about Religious Education at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church" can be downloaded by clicking HERE

First Holy Communion and Reconciliation – for all grades.

There are four parts to the sacrament preparation process for First Holy Communion and Reconciliation:

1) Regular religious education classes for two years.

 2) Weekly mass attendance at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church.

3) Sacrament Preparation classes for parents and students – Intensive preparation to celebrate sacraments takes place during the second year of religious education. Parents and Children take part in three (3) special classes for Reconciliation preparation and four (4) special classes for First Communion preparation. These classes are held during the regular Wednesday or Thursday class times and begin with a prayer service in the church. The class then continues with more instruction in the classroom. The parent/student classes are designed to be attended by the student along with a parent. If a parent cannot attend, a godparent, grandparent, or other special relative must come with the student.

4) Parent classes – Parents are required to attend one parent meeting before Reconciliation preparation and one parent meeting before Eucharist preparation. These classes are mandatory. If at least one parent doesn’t attend the meetings, then an appointment must be made for a one-on-one meeting with the religious education director before the sacrament can be celebrated.

Older children preparing for Baptism are given special instruction at a time to be arranged with the parent and catechist.

v Regular religious education classes are held on Wednesdays from 6:00 to 7:15 pm and Thursdays from 4:30 to 5:45 pm.

Parents should bring their child’s baptismal certificate and the $65 per child registration fee.
(Unfortunately, due to increased expenses, it is necessary to raise the registration fee.)

Dates for registration for Confirmation and Catechism (Sacramental Preparation)

For students who were registered last year:
Sunday, July 1 – 10:00 to 12:30 pm
Tuesday, July 3 – 3:00 to 7:00 pm
Thursday, July 5 – 3:00 to 7:00 pm

For new students:
Tuesday, July 10 – 3:00 to 7:00 pm
Thursday, July 12 – 3:00 to 7:00 pm


Confirmation – for 7th grade and above

1) Confirmation preparation classes for one year.

2) Weekly mass attendance at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church.

3) Attendance at the Diocesan Youth Day

4) Parent/Student mini retreat sometime before the Confirmation liturgy.

5) Five hours of service at the parish or participation in a parish ministry.

6) Attendance at the Holy Week liturgies. (Holy Thursday, Good Friday, Easter Vigil, Easter Sunday)

The Confirmation liturgy with Bishop Vasa takes place sometime after Easter.
 

v Confirmation classes are held on Fridays from 6:00 to 7:30 pm and on Sundays 10:15 to 11:45 pm.


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