Blessing of St. Therese of Lisieux

May today there be peace within.

May you trust God that you are
exactly where you are meant to be.

May you not forget the infinite
possibilities that are born of faith.

May you use those gifts that you
have received, and pass on the love
that has been given to you.

May you be content knowing you
are a child of God.

Let this presence settle into your
bones, and allow your soul the
freedom to sing, dance, praise
and love.

It is there for each and every one
of us.

Amen.


Sacramental Preparation

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is the Church’s four-period process for evangelizing, catechizing and initiating adults and children (age 7 and beyond) into Christ and the Church. The process culminates in Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist at the Easter Vigil Mass on Holy Saturday. Those already baptized in another Christian tradition are not re-baptized, but make a profession of faith prior to their Confirmation and First Communion.

First Sacrament preparations include a parent-child workshop, home activities, catechesis, and Christian service. Parents, as primary educators of their children, assume the major role in preparing their children for the sacraments.

 Baptism Preparation for infants and children up to age six involves participation of prospective parents in a one-session program prior to the baby’s birth or before the Baptism. The session includes reflection on the privilege of Christian parenting, the theology of Baptism and the components of the Rite of Baptism. Contact the Parish Office to schedule the workshop and the Baptism, which occurs within one of the parish weekend liturgies.

 First Penance will be celebrated with children who have achieved the age of reason (7 years) at the parish Advent Reconciliation service. Primary formation for this sacrament occurs at home, supplemented with instruction at Our Lady of Grace School or through catechesis at the parish.  

 First Communion - The parish celebration will occur in May during a weekend parish liturgy. Children are prepared through home and through catechesis at Our Lady of Grace School or at the parish.

 Confirmation - In the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, baptized Catholic youth who are at least twelve years of age may celebrate the Sacrament of Confirmation after the prescribed period of catechesis at the Catholic school or parish.

Matrimony 
To begin the preparation process and reserve your date, please call the Parish Office no later than six months prior to the date you are looking for.


Newly Baptized

Congratulations to our newest parish member, Haben Arhe Michael,
son of Arhe Michael and Emnet Ghebrat.

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