Adult Sacrament Preparation

Preparation to Receive the Sacraments of Initiation: Baptism, Confirmation and the Eucharist

Sacraments for Adults

A catechumen is an individual who is preparing for full initiation into the Catholic church. During catechesis, catechumens learn the basic truths of the faith and the Bible. They pray and prepare for the liturgy. They also discover the community of the Church. Catechesis is a path, divided into stages, each of which is concluded by a separate rite. As a catechumen, you will not be asked to complete the faith journey alone. You will have a guide and companions. Catechumens study as a group, together with priests, brothers and lay Christians. Your fellows will help you know, understand and live the faith.
The catechetical journey culminates in the Easter celebration, at which the Sacraments of Initiation are traditionally received. New Christians are confirmed at the end of the Easter season, at the Solemnity of Pentecost.
We invite you to begin catechesis with the Dominicans. If you want to join the adult catechesis class, fill out the registration form and join our meetings (the deadline to register is usually in the early Fall). We will contact everyone who registers individually.
General Information
Meeting Times:
Ø  Baptism: Thursday 7-9pm
Ø  Confirmation and Eucharist: Tuesday 7-9pm
Sacrament Preparation includes:
Ø  Weekly two-hour meetings (at the above times)
Ø  Sunday Masses (at 11am)
Ø  Two individual meetings with a priest
Ø  Two retreats (for the 2018 Liturgical Year, these took place in November and February)
Reception of the sacraments of baptism and Holy Communion usually take place at the Easter Vigil Mass, and catechesis concludes at Pentecost with confirmation. We progress towards these celebrations together. Catechesis allows individuals to develop a personal knowledge of God and find an authentic life in the Church. To accomplish this, our meetings introduce you to others share their faith and life experiences, and who can provide personal support.
The sacraments are the surest way to receive God’s grace. We hope that all will learn how to live with God. Because of this, Catechesis includes common prayer, scripture reading, and conversation. Catechumens learn about the foundations of our faith and learn to pray and live in community.
We recommend that you look at the website to discover more about the sacraments.
If you have questions, please contact us at [email protected] or 12 444 12 52.