My dear parents,
Since the young people who make up the student body at St. Mary School come from many different parishes, there may exist some confusion on where the Sacraments of First Holy Communion and Confirmation are to be celebrated. These Sacraments of Initiation are to be celebrated in the parish church where the person receiving the Sacrament is a parishioner. At times there may be extenuating circumstances which could prevent this from happening. It is then the responsibility of the pastor of the candidate receiving the Sacrament to make a pastoral decision as how best to resolve the issue. The parish we belong to is our spiritual home and the community where our faith is nurtured and supported. In a parochial school setting where the student body is made up of parishioners from different parishes it is important that the host parish does not assume a role that it doesn’t have. Here at St. Mary School, we will always respect the relationship that our students have as parishioners at their own parishes.
Please find below, the calendar for Sacramental Preparation at St. Mary of the Assumption. Please be diligent in adding these events to your calendar so you may be faithful in attending these important sessions. If you’re unable to attend or miss a session, please contact me that following week so I can get you caught-up on the material, pass along sacramental forms to be completed, and address any questions or concerns you may have. As a parent, you are the primary teacher of the faith to your child. Father Eilerman and I are happy to assist and support you in an way we can with this very essential charge in forming you child’s mind and heart with the teachings of our Lord and His Church. In your charity, please pray that the Holy Spirit may guide and bless our preparations this year.
PDF: 12-13 Sacramental Calendar
Lastly, if your child, for whatever reason, is “out of sequence” sacramentally, please contact Brian McCauley at St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church so an appropriate and timely plan of sacramental preparation can be developed.
Important Sacramental Preparation Documents:
Director of Sacramental and Faith Formation
St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church