Registration, preparation and coordination of the Sacraments of Reconciliation, Eucharist and Confirmation for all children in the Parish are done through the Immaculate Heart of Mary Faith Formation Department. As envisioned by the Second Vatican Council, the preparation for the celebration of these sacraments resides within the family and the parish community. This acknowledges parents as the primary educators of their children in the ways of faith.
Faith Formation Registration Form 2014/2015
Faith Formation Tuition/Fee Letter 2014/2015
Automatic Withdrawl Form
First Reconciliation preparation occurs about the age of 8 (2nd grade and older) and takes place before First Eucharist. The program consists of 8 lessons taught by the parents at home. Parents are required to attend three adult learning sessions for their child. There is also one session for children and their parents. Preparation begins in the fall and ends with a service of prayers, readings and individual reconciliation during Advent. The option exist for individual Reconciliation as well.
Tuesday, September 30th: Parent Session #1 from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. in the Fireside Room
Tuesday, October 28th: Parent Session #2 from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. in the Fireside Room
Tuesday, November 25th: Parent Session #3 from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. in the Fireside Room
Tuesday, December 2nd: Parent & Child Activity Night from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. in Church/Fellowship/Fireside ** First Reconciliation will take place during the activity night. Students 6th through 10th grade please arrive at 7:00 p.m. Younger students will cycle through reconciliation as they work on the activity night project.
First Eucharist preparation occurs about the age of 8 (2nd grade and older) and consists of 8 lessons taught by the parents at home. Parents are required to attend three adult learning sessions for their child. There is also one sessin for children and their parents. Preparation starts in late winter/early spring with a group celebration during the Easter season.
Tuesday, February 3rd: Parent Session #1 from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. in the Fireside Room
Tuesday, February 24th: Parent Session #2 from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. in the Fireside Room
Tuesday, March 17th: Parent Session #3 from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. in the Fireside Room
Tuesday, April 14th: Parent & Child Activity Night from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. in Church/Fellowship/Fireside
Sunday, April 19th: Sacrament of First Eucharist at either 8:30 a.m. or 10:30 a.m. Mass
Confirmation is a one year program designed for 10th graders (or older) of the Parish with the option of a Sunday morning session from 9:15 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. or a Wednesday session from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Special Rites are included in the weekend Liturgies twice a year during the Confirmation process. The program also includes retreat days and service outside the scheduled session times. Parent sessions are scheduled in the fall and spring and a candidate/sponsor session takes place mid-year.
The candidates meet in both large and small groups to explore community, faith, Church teachings, prayer and service. The Confirmation program allows candidates to integrate their knowledge from parental teaching and past religion classes into a better understanding of their beliefs and how they are called to respond as Christians.
Confirmation Calendar 2014/2015
Confirmation Name & Sponsor Form
Confirmation will be celebrated at the Basilica of Saint Mary in Minneapolis on Thursday, April 30th at 7:00 PM
Feb. 8/11: Permission forms for Mary's Place Due
Feb. 18: Ash Wednesday Mass @ 6:30 p.m.
Feb. 22: Rite of Covenant Mass @ 10:30 a.m. ** Normal Sunday session @ 9:15 a.m.
Feb. 22/25: Candidate Letters Due
Feb. 28: Mary's Place Carnival 12:00 - 4:30 p.m.