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 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 Families Entering Year II
Families with children who have completed grade 1 in one of our Faith Formation processes or parish school will now enter Year II of the Sacrament Preparation process.
Monday September 30th
Sacrament Fees due
Our journey will begin in October 2019
Families Preparing Older Children for Reconciliation & Communion
Contact Sacraments@srb-chicago.org for details
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 Sacramen