Faith Formation

"It is easier to raise a child in the Faith, than to try
and mend broken men or women."

 

For any questions or concerns, please, call Ms. Rita Beltran at (210)735-9126 ext. 110


Registrations start on Sunday, August 21st from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Little Flower School Room 106. Same schedule for the following Sundays: August 28th, September 4th, 11th, 18th, and 25th.

Registrations will also be available on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays on and after August 22nd at the Parish Office (824 Kentucky Ave) from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

 

Registration Fee:
1 child - 30.00
2 + children - 50.00

Full or partial payments may be made at the time of registration. Payment plans are accepted.
Other fees may be required fo retreats. More information will be provided at the time that you register your children.

SACRAMENTS:

Parents, please note: For children that have been baptized but have not made their First Communion (ages 8 or older) please present your child's baptismal certificate at the time of registration. Teens that have not been confirmed, should present the baptismal and first communion certificates when registering.

RCIA for children

Children must be at least 7 years old, it is a 2-year process. Parents are required to attend classes with their children, attendance is crucial since it is a journey into the faith.
At the end of the 2 years, the child will receive the sacraments of Baptism, First Eucharist and Confirmation. For more information, contact Mrs. Beltran or Ms. Gloria Acosta at (210) 735-9126 ext 112.

 

 

Reconciliation

Sin hurts our realtionship with God, ourselves and others. As the Catechism states:
The sinner wounds God's honor and love, his own human dignity... and the spiritual well-being of the Church, of which each Christian ought to be a living stone. To the eyes of faith no evil is graver than sin and nothing has worse consequences for the sinners themselves, for the Church, and for the whole world. (CCC 1487, 1488)

There are four steps in the Sacrament of Reconciliation:
1. We feel contrition for our sins and a conversion of heart to change our ways.
2. We confess our sins and human sinfulness to a priest.
3. We recieve and accept forgiveness (absolution) and are absolved of our sins.
4. We celebrate God's everlasting love for us and commit to live out a Christian life.

First Eucharist

The liturgical life of the Church revolves around the sacraments, with the Eucharist at the center (National Directory for Catechists, #35). At Mass, we are fed by the Word and nourished by the Body and Blood of Christ. We believe that the Risen Jesus is truly and substantially present in the Eucharist. The Eucharist is not a sign or symbol of Jesus; rather we recieve Jesus himself in and through the Eucharist species. The priest, through the power of his ordination and the action of the Holy Spirit, transforms the bread and wine into the Body and Blood of Jesus. This is called transubstantiation.

For children in 2nd grade to the 8th grade, this will be a 2-year process. Please, present the Baptismal Certificate at the time of registration. More information will be provided at that time.

Confirmation

At confirmation we receive the gifts of the Holy Spirit and confirm our baptismal promises. Greater awareness of the grace of the Holy Spirit is conferred through the anointing of chrism oil and the laying on of hands by the Bishop.

Confirmation perfects Baptismal grace; it is the sacrament which gives the Holy Spirit in order to root us more deeply in the divine filiation, incorporate us more firmly into Christ, strengthen our bond with the Church, associate us more closely with her mission, and help us bear withness to the Christian faith in words accompanied by deeds. (CCC 1316)

Students must be in high school in order to register for Confirmation. It is a 2-year process, and is open to all high school students (public or private school). Students are required to turn in their Baptismal and First Communion certificates at the time of registration. More information will be provided at that time, as well.

 

 

Donations:

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Classes for Wednesday begin Septemer 21st, and for Sunday September 18th.

SUNDAY MORNINGS

Classes for children in grades kindergarten thru eighth
9:15 a.m.- 10:45 a.m.

Children making their First Holy Communion in May of 2017, are required to attend the 11 am Mass with their parents.

For students in grades 9th thru 12th, seeking the Sacrament of Confirmation
11:15 a.m.- 12:45 a.m.

WEDNESDAY EVENINGS

Classes for children in grades kindergarten thru eighth
6:30 p.m.- 8 p.m.