WHERE THE ENCOUNTER BECOMES A LIFELONG FRIENDSHIP
Welcome to the Sacrament Preparation Process for St. Robert Bellarmine Parish! As a family with a child entering their formal years of faith formation you all are embarking on a journey in which your family will encounter Jesus Christ, our Savior in a real way and develop a deep friendship that will last a lifetime.
Preparing to receive a sacrament is a process with three essential components:
- LIVING FAITH through your family life at home;
- LEARNING FAITH through parish formation opportunities;
- LOVING FAITH through worshipping and serving with the parish family
This process begins with the Sacrament of Baptism and continues throughout our lives. s As your child begins their elementary school year they should also begin to expand their understanding of our Catholic faith. Once a solid foundation in faith understanding is established preparation to receive the Sacraments of Reconciliation and Communion may begin.
Information for Year I Sacrament Preparation Families
UPCOMING EVENTS for Year II Families:
Friday January 5th
Faith Group -Candidates
6:30-8:00pm Kernaghan Hall
Opportunities to Serve – For parents & sponsors to experience with their candidate
The Community at Large:
Christmas Cheer Foundation –
For over thirty-five years this all-volunteer foundation has delivered prepared meals, new books and beanie babies to Chicagoland homebound and hungry on Christmas Day.
This is a great opportunity for families to be of service to other families!
Click on the link for dates, times, locations, tasks: Christmas Cheer -2018 Events
“Bring Jesus to the needy……….. and they will bring Jesus to you”
Ongoing Opportunities to Serve:
Friends of the Chicago River – Stewardship Work Days
Greater Chicago Food Depository – Monthly Repack Days
Service opportunities with Scout Programs are another way to share the Good News!
Resources for Year II Parents & Sponsors:
Resources for Candidates
Questions, concerns, clarifications? Contact: Sacraments@srb-chicago.org