| SACRAMENTAL PREPARATION|
the preparation for and the celebration of the sacraments at Pax Christi belong to the whole parish community. By this it is understood that all members of the community have important contributions to make in supporting those in sacramental preparation. This approach also means that the active presence of the community is essential for sacramental celebration.
The sacraments are a gift from God to be shared for the benefit of the individual, the community and the world. All participants involved in sacramental preparation are expected to be members of the parish and registered in one of the ongoing faith formation programs.
The Sunday celebration of the Eucharist is the “source and summit” for our lives as Christians. Preparing children to come to the table of the Lord for the first time is a significant moment in their lives and the life of the community.
First Eucharist - 2nd Grade and older
Adequate preparation will also support their spiritual growth and make it clear that as they are nourished by the Eucharist, they are called to feed and serve others around them. Children must be baptized before beginning preparation for this sacrament. A copy of your child’s baptism certificate will be needed if not baptized at Pax Christi.
Eucharist Preparation Schedule for Spring 2013
Children who come to regular faith formation on Sunday or Wednesday generally participate in first Eucharist preparation at the same day/time. Those children in other program day/times may choose a Sunday or Wednesday preparation session.
Preparation Sessions: Parent and Child
Sundays at 6:30PM March 3, 10, 17, 24
Wednesdays at 4:45 or 6:45PM February 27, March 6, 13, 20
Retreat and Practice: Parent and Child
Saturday, April 13, 9:00AM-NOON
Celebrations: The Whole Family is Invited
Saturday, April 20, 5:00PM
Sunday, April 21, 9:00, 11:00 AM OR 5:00PM
Saturday, April 27, 5:00PM
Sunday, April 28, 9:00, 11:00 AM OR 5:00PM
Regular session with catechists
For more information, contact Michael Griffin,email@example.com.