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Faith Formation Programs for 2022-2023
In September the St. Junipero Serra Faith Formation program started offering in-person Whole Parish Catechesis (Gr. K – 6) and Gr. 7 – 10 Classes for the 2022-2023 year. If there are continued safety concerns, we will revert back to virtual classes and sessions as needed in the same manner as this past year.
Note that there are two different registration forms: one for Whole Parish Catechesis and another for the children who attend any of the Gr. 7 – 10 classes. Some families will need to complete both.
Reminders in Reverence
We have returned to faith formation and the sacraments for our first full year since the pandemic. It has been wonderful to have all of our classes this year in person as well as to see so many families and youth participating in the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass.
As happens, when people have been away from anything in life, we need reminders of expectations and expected behaviors once we have returned.
Please prayerfully review the list below. If there is something that you need to work on, ask Jesus to help you. He is there, truly present in the Sacrament of the Eucharist.
- Each Communicant should refrain from eating or drinking anything (except for water) for one hour prior to receiving the Eucharist. (This would include chewing gum – which should not ever be chewed in the Church)
- Also, each Communicant must be free of mortal sin.
- If you are not receiving Communion, you may cross your arms across your chest and come up during Communion time to receive a blessing.
- While we are at Mass, we should always remember we are in the presence of Jesus and so we should not talk or listen to music with earbuds – but rather communicate with Jesus in our hearts with a willingness and openness to hearing Him.
- We should remove hats and hoodies when we enter the Church and before we enter the pew with our gaze on the Tabernacle – we should genuflect – (which is to kneel with one knee)
"When you have received Him, stir up your heart to do Him homage; speak to Him about your spiritual life, gazing upon Him in your soul where He is present for your happiness; welcome Him as warmly as possible, and behave outwardly in such a way that your actions may give proof to all of His Presence."
- St. Francis de Sales