Contact Information

Name Karen Oldham
Email koldham
@shrineofstanne.org
Phone ext. 1203
 

Eucharist

The Eucharist is "the source and summit of the Christian life." (CCC 1324)  

First Eucharist

 

"The sacraments of Christian Initiation - Baptism, Confirmation, and the Eucharist - lay the foundations of every Christian Life. 'The sharing in the divine nature given to men through the grace of Christ bears certain likeness to the origin, development, and nourishing of natural life.  The faithful are born anew by Baptism, strengthened by the sacrament of Confirmation, and receive in the Eucharist the food of eternal life.  By means of these sacraments of Christian initiation, they thus receive in increasing measure the treasures of the divine life and advance toward the perfection of charity.'" (CCC 1212) 

 

Restored Order of the Sacraments of Initiation

In 2015, Denver Archbishop Samuel Aquila issued the pastoral letter, Saints Among Us, to explain what it means to restore the Sacraments of Initiation to their original, historical order: Baptism, Confirmation, and then Eucharist.  Click here to go to the Archdiocese of Denver website to read the Archbishop's full letter. We are excited to be a part of this spiritual endeavor and look forward to journeying with each family as they prepare their children to become fully initiated in the Catholic Church. 

In compliance with the Archbishop's plan, the Shrine of St. Anne will be making several changes to the sacramental preparation program over the next few years.  The program will be a two year process during which children will receive First Reconciliation in the spring of 2nd grade and Confirmation and Holy Eucharist in the spring of 3rd grade or above.  Children must be enrolled in a faith formation program or Catholic school for one year prior to preparing for the sacraments as well as during this preparation period. 

Here is the proposed schedule to implement the Restored Order:

    Year           Grade*      Sacramental Preparation       Sacrament Celebration

 2016-2017        2nd+         First Reconciliation                    March 2017

 2016-2017        5th+          Confirmation                            April  2017

 2017-2018        2nd+         First Reconciliation                    Spring 2018

 2017-2018        3rd+         Confirmation & Eucharist            Spring 2018

 * Children who miss preparing for sacraments in these grades will be given attention on an individual basis

+ This includes children in all grades above this grade as well

 

For more information please contact:  Karen Oldham, Director of Faith Formation

                                                       303-420-1280 ext 1203

                                                       KOldham@shrineofstanne.org

 

Youth and adult Catholics who have only been baptized and wish to celebrate Holy Eucharist for the first time may need to participate in in the Christian Initiation process.

 Christian Initiation for Children
Christian Initiation for Adults

 

Shrine of St. Anne Roman Catholic Parish
7555 Grant Place Arvada, CO 80002
303-420-1280 
 contact@shrineofstanne.org

 

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