Children and youth are invited to participate in preparation for sacraments during the second year they are registered in Faith Formation.
For Confirmation, youth continue in Faith Formation while parents/guardians and sponsors oversee the youth’s parish involvement and service project. To begin these processes a parent or guardian must attend the parent/guardian meeting.
For First Reconciliation and First Eucharist, children continue
in Faith Formation at St. Brigid while parents/guardians
prepare them for the sacraments at home.
First Reconciliation (Confession):
For those in 2nd grade and above and already baptized in the Catholic Faith. Parent meeting is in the Fall.
First Eucharist (Communion):
For those in 2nd grade and above, in 2nd year of Faith Formation, baptized and having celebrated 1st Reconciliation. Parent/guardian meeting is in January and celebration of First Eucharist is in the Spring.
10th grade or above and in 2nd year of Faith Formation. Must be baptized and have celebrated 1st Reconciliation and 1st Eucharist. Parent/guardian meeting is in the Fall, with ceremony in the Spring.
Rite of Christian Initiation Adapted to Children and Youth—2-year process:
If your child is between 7 and 17 years of age and is not baptized Catholic, your child completes RCIA I in regular Faith Formation and RCIA II in the second year on Sunday mornings with a special schedule of activities in which parents and godparents also participate. Baptism or Profession of Catholic Faith, Confirmation and Eucharist are celebrated at the Easter Vigil in the second year.
At St. Brigid, we strive to provide catechetical programs in keeping with the United States Catholic Bishops “1978 Pastoral Statement on Persons with Disabilities,” that promote catechesis for individuals with disabilities be integrated with the regular faith formation programs of the parish. So, therefore, children with disabilities are encouraged to participate as much as possible in the normal classroom, liturgical and social settings.
If your family or one that you know has a disability or special need, the Faith Formation Office has adaptive kits available for the home-based preparation for preparing special needs children for First Reconciliation and First Eucharist. Materials for special needs Confirmation can be made available. For more information, contact Sister Gemma Abonge, Director of Faith Formation at 210-696-0896, ext. 206.