A preparation class is required. Contact the parish office for more information. Baptisms at weekend Mass take place the third weekend of each month. Baptisms outside Mass can be arranged for most any day.
Six week preparation includes a parental information session, four lessons (40 minutes/week) discussed at home, and two retreats (90 minutes each) at the parish. The sacrament is received mid-November each year.
This sacrament focuses on God’s love for us. Young people need to be involved before, during and after the celebration of a sacrament to nurture the full fruits of graces given. Parents are the primary catechists (teachers) for this sacrament. This sacrament is normally celebrated in the 2nd grade. Children past the age of 7 years - who have not participated in Faith Formation - will be prepared by the Rite of Christian Initiation of Children (RCIC) (see separate description). Parents must register their child in both Faith Formation and sacramental preparation classes.
Seven week preparation includes a parental information session, five lessons (40 minutes/week) discussed at home, and two retreats (90 minutes each) at the parish. First Eucharist is normally celebrated the first weekend in May at the Masses.
The family has the most important role of communicating Christian values and fostering Eucharistic understanding by participating in Mass consistently. Parents are the primary catechists (teachers) of this sacrament. This sacrament is normally celebrated in the 2nd grade. Children past the age of 7 years - who have not participated in Faith Formation - will be prepared by the Rite of Christian Initiation of Children (RCIC) (see separate description). Parents must register their child in both Faith Formation and sacramental preparation classes.
Preparation for this sacrament is a two year program incorporating large and small group settings as well as yearly retreats. The Confirmation program strives for active membership as a parishioner within a Catholic parish through a greater understanding of personal faith and community involvement. This sacrament is typically celebrated in the 10th grade.
Commitment is 15 hours for below mentioned meetings in addition to an Archdiocesan retreat. Preparation to receive the sacrament must begin at least six months prior to the wedding date. The preparation includes meetings with the pastor, wedding coordinator, sponsor couple, Liturgy Director, and an Archdiocesan retreat.
For a complete description of wedding preparation and the Sacrament of Matrimony at St. Patrick's Church, please see the Wedding Guidelines at the link below.
Church of St. Patrick Wedding Guidelines
RCIA AND RCIC
(Rites of Christian Initiation of Adults) and (Rites of Christian Initiation of Children)
2-3 sessions /month from September - April
Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults and/or Children is a journey of conversion to the Catholic faith. Program includes four steps of 1) Inquiry – Begin initial learning about the faith, 2) Acceptance – Catechumenate looking for understanding and learning about the faith, 3) Purification and Preparation - focusing faith during the Lenten season in preparation for receiving the sacraments at the Easter Vigil, and 4) Mystagogy - reflecting on the journey.
CHURCH OF ST. PATRICK FUNERAL GUIDELINES
The Catholic funeral provides comfort and meaning for those mourning the death of a loved one. A funeral has many parts: the scheduling and planning, the vigil service, the main liturgy, the reception, and the burial rite. The Church of St. Patrick encourages the family and friends of the deceased to participate in all these parts. The following information in will guide the family through this time of transition as they celebrate the life of their loved one.
Please click the link below for a comprehensive description of the funeral guidelines at the Church of St. Patrick.
The Church of St. Patrick | 3535 72nd Street East | Inver Grove Heights MN 55076
Phone: 651-455-6624 | Fax: 651-455-8984
Teresa Neuman | 651-621-1565 | [email protected]
RCIC/RCIA, First Reconciliation, First Eucharist, Confirmation