Baptism

Baptism is a time of great joy for our community as we claim a new member for Christ. It is also a moment of serious thought about our commitment to our Christ. In the formal Rite of Baptism parents publicly accept the responsibilty of training their child in the practice of the faith and to bring them up to keep God’s commandments by loving God and loving neighbor. The godparents publicly delare their duty to help the parients in this task. It is our aim to provide catechesis to assist the parents and godparent in preparing and executing these commitments. Parents are encouraged to contact the Parish Office to schedule an appointment to attend this class.

First Reconciliation & First Eucharist

Preparation for the sacraments of Reconciliation and Eucharist (Holy Communion) takes place during a child’s 2nd grade year and happens through our Catholic school and through our Faith Formation program. Parents are very involved in the preparation of their child. They attend six parent meetings throughout the year and work on materials with them at home. Children also attend two Saturday morning retreats, one for each sacrament, during the school year.

Preparation for First Reconciliation begins in September with the family celebration of the sacrament taking place in December. Preparation for First Communion begins in January with the First Holy Communion Mass taking place the weekend after Easter.

You may register your child for these sacraments by completing the Faith Formation Registration Form 2018-2019-registration-form-faith-formation

If you would like more information on preparing your child for their First Reconciliation and First Holy Communion, contact Kathy Olson at kolson@holyrosarycc.org or call the parish office at 847-1393.

Confirmation

The sacrament of Confirmation seals the gifts of the Holy Spirit conferred in Baptism and prepares an individual for the mission of Christ, which is to witness Him to the world. This sacrament is available to baptized adults and youth who have reached the 10th Grade level. Adult formation will be determined upon an interview. High School youth must attend Sunday Eucharist, register and attend a two year bi-monthly class and a Confirmation retreat. The Confirmation candidate must also be in an ongoing relationship with their Sponsor in a service, prayer and study process. Preparation begins in the fall of their 10th grade. Theology of the Body for Teens is a pre-requisite to Confirmation Class.
For more information on the Sacrament of Confirmation, contact Barbara at bschmidt@holyrosarycc.org.

Marriage

“In virtue of the sacrament of marriage, married Christians signify and share in the mystery of the unity and fruitful love that exists between Christ and His Church, they thus help each other to attain holiness in their married life and in welcoming and rearing children; and they have their own speacial place an gift among the people of God”

Holy Rosary Cahtolic Community offers a unique Marriage Preparation Program for engaged coupls. Besidse the time spent with Father and/or on the Deacons, the Parish offers a Pre-marriage program of six practical sessions to help you Be and BECOME what the sacrament of marriage calls you to be. This program is taught and facilitated by parish members. Please contact Monsignor Tim or either of the Deacons at least six months prior to the desired wedding date.

If interested in attending the Marriage Preparation Class, please fill out the form below.

marriage-prep

RCIA

The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults is not a Sacrament but is the process by which the Catholic Church initiates adults into full coimmunion with the Church. RCIA involves all three sacraments of initiation: Baptism, Eucharist and Confirmation. It is for anyone who:

  • has never been baptized
  • has been baptized in another Christian tradition and now wants to become Catholic
  • has been baptized, but has not celebrated Confirmation or Eucharist.

The RCIA process respects each person’s unique Faith journey and allows plenty of time for discernment to guide all those who are involved in the process. Before entering the process, an initial interview should be arranged between the Inquirer and an RCIA Coordinator.

To request more information about RCIA at Holy Rosary, contact Monsignor Tim at tmcgee@holyrosarycc.org or simply by calling the Parish Office.

Anointing of the Sick

This sacrament is administered both to the dying and to those who are ill or are about to undergo an operation, for the recovery of the health and for spiritual strength. Please contact Monsignor Tim or the Parish Office if you wish to be anointed.