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Baptism Preparation

Baptism

This ministry prepares parents for the sacrament of Baptism of their children from infancy to age 7. The reasons and theology for having a child baptized and the role of godparents are discussed. Assistance with completion of the proper registration forms is provided. This is often an opportunity to influence the faith journey of the parents as well. Instruction is provided according to the family’s schedule.

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Sacramental Preparation for Youth

First Reconciliation

This ministry is responsible for the preparation of children for receiving the sacrament.� Baptized children in the 2nd grade would attend class on Sundays from 9:45 � 10:45 AM at Our Lady of Hope from September through April.�There is also an afternoon retreat required. Adults are needed to help with catechesis.; First Reconciliation celebration is in January.

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Peg Mincher, Director�(Our Lady of Hope)

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First Communion

Our children continue preparation to receive First Communion. Classes are held on Sundays from 9:45 � 10:45 AM at Our Lady of Hope from September through April. There is a Saturday afternoon workshop and retreat required for the program. Adults are needed to help with catechesis and as classroom aides throughout the year. Celebration of First Communion is held in May.

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Peg Mincher, Director (Our Lady of Hope)

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Confirmation

This exciting year-long ministry prepares all candidates to receive the Holy Spirit in the Sacrament of Confirmation. Preparation includes classes, small group sessions, service projects and a retreat. Teens are sponsored and mentored through the study of how real life issues impact their life-long faith journey and beliefs. Adults and mature teens are a vital part of this ministry as candidate sponsors, retreat leaders and teachers. Celebration of Confirmation is usually in May or June.

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Peg Mincher, Director (Our Lady of Hope)

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RCIC

The Rite of Christian Initiation of Children is the process designed to prepare children grades 2 through 5 who have not celebrated the sacraments.��� Class is geared to breaking open the Word and providing instruction in the Catholic faith. Classes meet after Sunday 8:30 AM Mass for one year.� Individuals are needed as teachers and sponsors.

Teens are guided through their conversion to Catholicism with their age-appropriate peers.� They gather 1 � 2 days a week for one year as well as a day long retreat experience.� Great satisfaction is experienced being part of the team that facilitates the discovery of a new found faith for today�s youth.

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Peg Mincher, Director (Our Lady of Hope)

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Marriage Preparation

Holy Matrimony

Meetings with the Pastor and the engaged couple are scheduled in advance. Adequate time is given to discuss topics such as communication, children, finances, etc. in preparing for a spiritually informed and faith focused commitment to the sacrament of Holy Matrimony.

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Our Lady of Hope Rectory

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Sacramental Preparation for Adults

RCIA

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults is a mentoring, sponsoring, educating and witnessing ministry to all interested in the Catholic faith and joining the Church.� We journey with catechumens and candidates as they prepare to receive the sacraments and continue to journey with them as a community of faith.� This involves faith sharing, welcoming, listening to their stories, teaching catechetical sessions, and sharing scriptures, sponsoring, preparing rites, introducing candidates to parish ministries and encouraging involvement in community.� Sessions generally occur year round following the Mass of their choosing.��� This is an exciting ministry to participate in as individuals choosing the Catholic faith prepare for the culmination of their journey at the Easter Vigil.� Opportunities for helping are as inquiry leaders, leaders and facilitators of catechesis, decorators, hospitality ministers, seamstresses and sponsors.

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Pat John and Dale Aske

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Sacraments