GETTING READY TO ENCOUNTER JESUS!
The Sacraments of First Reconciliation & First Communion
Welcome to the Sacrament Preparation Process for St. Robert Bellarmine Parish! As a family with a child continuing this season in 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 deeper 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. As your child begins their elementary school years they should also begin to expand their understanding of their relationship with Jesus Christ, and our Catholic faith. Once a solid connection to Jesus Christ along with a foundation in understanding how to life our faith established, preparations to receive the Sacraments of Reconciliation and Communion may begin.
Of Note: Our parish’s Sacrament Preparation process is part of an overall Faith Formation process, either through enrollment in our parish school or parish Faith Formation. Families who are seeking to prepare an older child for reception of the Sacraments should refer to our Family Faith Formation page for more information.
Information for Year I Sacrament Preparation Families
In order to discover what you should be doing Year I of Sacrament preparations with your first grader, click on the Parent Letter link below. Year I families will be contacted throughout the school year with more information.
BE SURE TO CHECK YOUR EMAIL FOR YOUR PARENT SURVEY – REPSONSES DUE BY JULY 20TH
St. Robert Bellarmine parish is in the process of slowly reopening.
It is vital that you stay connected to our parish family as each phase of reopening will require the whole parish family to take an active role: so school families, faith formation families, married couples, single adults, and our senior citizens are needed to assist with the reopening process.
All families are asked to sign up to assist with the ReOpening Process
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Families with children awaiting to receive their First Communion will be receiving a short survey in the coming weeks, please complete and submit this survey promptly. Your feedback will help us determine the best time to celebrate First Communion with our parish children.
We are so looking forward to seeing all of you again, and celebrating at the Table of the Lord!
PREPARING @ HOME
While the celebration of Mass has been suspended at this time, consider using your normal Mass time to read and reflect on the Sunday scriptures as a family!
Preview Sunday’s scriptures, reflect, and open a dialogue with your family
Don’t have a Bible! Click here to locate both the daily and Sunday readings
Continue to seek ways to Share the Good News with others!
Resources for Families during this Health Crisis
Helping Children and Teens Cope with Anxiety About COVID-19 Click: This article, put out by Seattle Children’s Hospital, offers tips for helping children and teens who are trying to make sense of what the outbreak means for their families and communities.
How to Handwash Catholic Style: Put out by the Diocese of Dallas, this is a fun but helpful way to help parents guide children to thoroughly was their hands (and pray at the same time) during the COVID-19 . Attachment 1
Resources for Year II Parents
Forms to Complete and Submit for Year II Families
Parents need to submit a Baptismal Certificate for the child preparing for Sacraments
Current Sacrament Preparation families contact
Sacraments@srb-chicago.org with questions or concerns