Religious Education & Sacramental Preparation

Religious Education & Sacramental Preparation

Saints Damien and Marianne uses a Family based approach to religious education and sacramental preparation.

To register for Religious Education, RCIA, Sacramental Preparation or as a volunteer teacher,  assistant teacher or teacher aide please use the link below and register ASAP so we can have the resources to provide an excellent year for you.

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Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA)

Are you thinking of joining the Catholic faith? Are you not sure yet and would just like some more info as you figure everything out? Are you already a Catholic but never received all your sacraments? The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is exactly what you’re looking for. RCIA is the process whereby someone can learn more about what the Catholic Church is all about in a low pressure environment with others who have similar questions, doubts, and…

Sacramental Preparation for Children

Our Religious Education Coordinators partner with families who are seeking initiation into the Church for their school-aged children.  Some children are homeschooling and need to receive their First Reconciliation or First Communion.  Some children are enrolled at the school, but have not yet completed their Sacraments of Initiation.  Whatever your family’s specific situation is, the coordinators will work with you individually to assist you and your children along the road of Sacramental Preparation.

Baptism

If you wish to request a baptism, click HERE. Guidelines for those seeking baptism for their child can be found HERE. If you are an adult seeking information about baptism, please check out our RCIA page. If you have questions about your school-aged children being baptized, please see our page on Children’s Initiation For information on infant baptism, please contact Susan Bartold at (517) 482-4749 or send her a message below.

Marriage

Marriage – It can seem difficult, even impossible, to bind oneself for life to another human being. This makes is all the more important to proclaim the Good News that God loves us with a definitive and irrevocable love, that married couples share in this love, that it supports and sustains them, and that by their own faithfulness they can witnesses to God’s faithful love. Spouses who with God’s grace give this witness, often in very difficult conditions, deserve the…

Confirmation

Sacraments of Initiation lay the foundation of the Christian life.  The faithful are born anew by Baptism, strengthened by the sacrament of Confirmation, and receive in the Eucharist the food of eternal life. By means of these sacraments of Christian initiation, they thus receive in increasing measure the treasures of the divine life and advance toward the perfection of charity. Confirmation  “By the sacrament of Confirmation, the baptized are more perfectly bound to the Church and are enriched with a…

Eucharist

Regular preparation for First Holy Communion happens during a child’s 2nd grade year. We also have special classes for those children who are out of sequence. If you are an adult seeking First Holy Communion, please check out our RCIA page If you have a child seeking First Holy Communion, please contact one of our Religious Education Coordinators or email her a message below.

Reconciliation

Sacraments of Healing – We are still in our ‘earthly tent,’ subject to suffering, illness, and death. This new life as a child of God can be weakened and even lost by sin. The Lord Jesus Christ, physician of our souls and bodies, who forgave the sins of the paralytic and restored him to bodily health, has willed that his Church continue, in the power of the Holy Spirit, his work of healing and salvation, even among her own members.…

Anointing of the Sick

Sacraments of Healing – We are still in our ‘earthly tent,’ subject to suffering, illness, and death. This new life as a child of God can be weakened and even lost by sin. The Lord Jesus Christ, physician of our souls and bodies, who forgave the sins of the paralytic and restored him to bodily health, has willed that his Church continue, in the power of the Holy Spirit, his work of healing and salvation, even among her own members. This is…

Holy Orders

Sacraments at the Service of Communion and Mission of the Faithful – Two other sacraments, Holy Orders and Matrimony, are directed towards the salvation of others, if they contribute as well to personal salvation, it is through service to others that they do so. They confer a particular mission in the Church and serve to build up the People of God. Through these sacraments those already consecrated by Baptism and Confirmation for the common priesthood of all the faithful can receive…