SACRAMENTS

Communion
Sacramental Preparation for First Reconciliation and Eucharist:

Classes are at the Bozeman Catholic Community Center from 9:15-10:15. The dates for Sacramental Preparation Classes occur on the same dates as regular Faith Formation Classes. Please see the Faith Formation calendar for specific dates for classes. 

About our program:

  • Classes coincide with the other PK-5 Faith Formation Classes. 

  • Classes are taught by VIRTUS-trained volunteers and supervised by Mrs. Cyndie Deurmeier. 

  • We use a bible-centric program to facilitate the love of God, the Bible, and the Sacraments of the Catholic Church. 

  • Registration opens on August 26, 2022 .  Registration for Sacraments closes on September 25, 2022. This is a hard deadline due to materials that are ordered, teachers assigned, and the limited amount of classroom time to prepare students for Reconciliation and First Communion. 

  • Please see the checklist (it is on the right side of this screen: if you are on mobile it may be hard to see it.) to ensure you have all of the paperwork required to sign up for the Sacramental Preparation Classes. 

First Reconciliation​ (Confession)

First Reconciliation is required in order to make First Communion. Students prepare for their First Reconciliation in class and with at-home assignments. In the Spring (before First Communion) students and parents will participate in a Sacramental retreat. The retreat ends with students' First Reconciliation with Father Leo and/or other area priests. 

 

First Eucharist (Communion)

 

First Communion is on April 30th, 2023 at 1 pm. All students should arrive by 11:30 for single and group pictures. 

“The Eucharist is such a great gift. That’s why going to Mass is so important. Going to Mass not just to pray, but to receive Communion, the Bread, and Body of Christ. It saves us, forgives us and it makes us one with the Father. How beautiful!” - Pope Francis

SACRAMENTS CHECKLIST

OPEN: August 26, 2022;  DEADLINE: September 25, 2022

You MUST have all of the information (certificates, etc.,) submitted BEFORE your child attends class. This is a requirement.

 

Underlined words are clickable links! 

  • Parish Registration 

  • Faith Formation Registration and Tuition Payment

  • First Communion Baptismal Survey

  • Picture of Baptismal Certificate emailed. NO hard copies please!

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Curriculum
 

It's the Adventure of a Lifetime!
Go Seek Find: Discover God's Treasures is a sacrament prep program centered on a new approach.


Instead of using a traditional textbook or workbook, children interact with and explore The Catholic Children's Bible, seeing how Scripture relates to the themes they are learning about—in a way they can understand.

Children track their journey through Scripture to their destination of celebrating the Sacraments using colorful treasure maps and stickers. Fun, hands-on activities get them up out of their seats, moving and engaged in what they're learning. 

When the day's adventure is complete, children simply pack everything in a special backpack, and they're ready to go for the next time!

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Attendance
 

Attendance will be taken each week. We ask that parents and children make a commitment to regular attendance to build community, hear and learn about God’s Word, and share with others through service.  If a student misses a class makeup work/homework will be required.  This work will be provided through the student’s catechist.  Please have the student complete the missed lesson and return to the next class.  If a student misses more than 2 Sacramental Preparation Classes, s/he will repeat the class the following academic year.  If your child is going to be absent please contact Mrs. D via email. 

*There will be graded assessments for all students receiving the Sacraments.

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Family Involvement​

Parents, yours is a most important role.   You provide the foundation for your child’s understanding of the Eucharist, the source and summit of our faith.  As a parent or guardian, you are the primary teacher of the faith.  Our catechists work in partnership with you to help your child learn about Jesus and His great love.   Parents are expected to attend weekly Mass with their children, bring their children to class each week, and support any at-home assignments for their children.