Sacramental Preparation programs are available for many stages of the faith journey. Below are the programs that we offer for every age and every situation.
Infant Baptism (0 – 6 Years Old)
Infant Baptism is celebrated for children 6 years old and under. Parents must attend a preparation class and Godparents are strongly encouraged to attend this class before seeking this sacrament for their child. CLICK HERE for more information.
RCIA for Children (7-18 years old)
Rite of Christian Initiation adapted for Children. If your child is 7 years or older and has not been baptized, then they will go through our RCIA for children program. Your child will be baptized at the Easter Vigil, and will receive the rest of the Sacraments of Initiation, First Communion and Confirmation at that time. CLICK HERE for more information and requirements.
RCIA/Initiation (18+ years old)
Formally, it is called the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA), which is our formation process for adults who have not been baptized and wish to be baptized in the Catholic Church. This is the Catholic Church's process to bring people, through study, spiritual growth and community, into the heart of the Kingdom of Heaven. Here at our parish we call it INITIATION. CLICK HERE for more information.
Inclusion is an adapted RCIA program for Adults who are baptized non-Catholics who identify themselves as followers or disciples of Jesus Christ, and have been so as adult Christians. If you were raised and baptized in a Christian community and you desire the fullness of the Catholic Church through the Sacraments, then Inclusion is for you. Once a semester, we have offer evening classes, where we walk the path of Christian discipleship, learning what it means to be a committed follower of Jesus Christ. CLICK HERE for more information.
First Holy Communion / First Reconciliation
Are you a baptized Catholic, but haven’t received First Holy Communion? At St. Anthony’s our program is called, Sacramental Preparation. Our Sacramental Preparation programs are split up by grade and age. Please select the program that you fit into:
2nd - 6th Grade : Sacramental Preparation
7th- 9th Grade : Older Children Sacramental Preparation
10th - 12th Grade : Sacramental Preparation will be through our Teen Confirmation Program
Adults : Inclusion
Teen Confirmation (10th – 12th Graders)
Teens are prepared for Confirmation in a two-year program format. During their 9th grade year teens will register and participate in Life Teen on Sunday evenings or will be enrolled in an area Catholic High School; and during their 10th grade year teens will register and participate in the Confirmation Classes on Wednesday evenings. This program offers catechesis, prayer, scripture, reflection, community building, personal sharing and retreats. CLICK HERE for more information and requirements
Adult Confirmation (18+ years old)
As an adult, if you have not received this powerful sacrament, we have a condensed class available. Once each year Adult Confirmation preparation is offered through an 8 – 10 week course. The Adult Confirmation Ceremonies are held at a different parish in the Diocese and the Location is TBD. CLICK HERE for more information and requirements.
If you are seeking to be married at St. Anthony of Padua, please CLICK HERE for more information.
Anointing of the Sick
If you are seeking the sacrament of Anointing of the Sick, please CLICK HERE for more information.
Re-Issue Sacramental Certificates
If you are in need of a re-issued Certificate please CLICK HERE for more information.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Please visit our FAQ’s about Sacraments Page.CLICK HERE.
1210 Christ instituted the sacraments of the new law. There are seven: Baptism, Confirmation (or Chrismation), the Eucharist, Penance, the Anointing of the Sick, Holy Orders and Matrimony. The seven sacraments touch all the stages and all the important moments of Christian life:1 they give birth and increase, healing and mission to the Christian's life of faith. There is thus a certain resemblance between the stages of natural life and the stages of the spiritual life.
1211 Following this analogy, the first chapter will expound the three sacraments of Christian initiation; the second, the sacraments of healing; and the third, the sacraments at the service of communion and the mission of the faithful. This order, while not the only one possible, does allow one to see that the sacraments form an organic whole in which each particular sacrament has its own vital place. In this organic whole, the Eucharist occupies a unique place as the "Sacrament of sacraments": "all the other sacraments are ordered to it as to their end."2