Baptism is the first sacrament of initiation and the first sacrament of the church. It has two major purposes. It brings people into relationship with Jesus Christ and it brings people into relationship with the members of the church.
A Family Faith member between pre-kindergarten and 12th grade can receive the Sacrament of Baptism the first year attending the program after the required baptismal preparation.
This sacrament is received previously to receive the First Holy Communion after the required preparation.
“Become what we receive” St. Augustine
Family Faith members between 2nd grade and 12th grade can receive the First Holy Communion after attending two years in the program, receiving the sacrament of Reconciliation and the required sacramental preparation.
Confirmation increases the Baptismal gifts…it strengths the priesthood we are called to be by Baptism. Embrace of the Spirit and commitment to the Church’s mission. The Rite of confirmation includes the Renewal of Baptismal promises to make clear the strong link between Baptism and Confirmation. It is received one time and it is not taken away.
Family Faith members between 7th grade and 12th grade can receive the sacrament of Confirmation after attending two years in the program and after the required sacramental preparation.