September 20th, 2020
My Dear Family of Our Lady of Lourdes,
That Our Lady of Lourdes Parish School is open means that our Christian Formation Program is also up and running. Remember that once you register with the program you remain registered until you complete your Christian Initiation with the Sacrament of Confirmation. Our Office of Christian Formation will be in touch with you and help you find the materials you will need for the year ahead and continue to guide you through the process.
If you would like to register for the program and begin preparation to receive Baptism, Confirmation, or First Communion you will find more information and the registration form in the "The Sacraments of Christian Initiation" booklet in the media racks at the entrance to the church and office or online. Just drop the registration form off at the office or send it in and someone from the Christian Formation Office will contact you and help you get started.
The program is designed for home learning. The family works through the materials together at home and comes to the parish for testing in order to pass on to the next level and to reception of the Sacraments. Together with the home learning, the parish has youth groups for elementary, jr. high, high school, and young adults that expand and enrich the understanding and living of the Faith. Finally, the key element is regular attendance at the Sunday Mass which we track through Faith Direct or the use of the parish envelopes.
As you can see, we understand Christian Formation as an ongoing process. Take home our Living the Faith pamphlet and you can see what lies ahead once our Lord fills us with His Holy Spirit.