Reception of the Sacraments

Adoration

“You shall worship the Lord your God and him only shall you serve.”  Luke 4:8 (Deuteronomy 6:13)

Adoration of Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament is time our students spend with Jesus. Adoration is a form of prayer that we pray to express our love for God. Jesus in the consecrated host, the Real Presence of Christ, is placed in a vessel called a monstrance and displayed on the altar. The school’s Fatima Chapel is a place where students, teachers and families gather to pray and adore Jesus. Each grade has a scheduled time weekly to spend in the chapel with Jesus.

“The visit to the Blessed Sacrament is a great treasure of the Catholic faith.” –Pope Saint John Paul II

First Reconciliation/First Eucharist for Grade 2 student:

Children in grade 2 are prepared for the Sacraments of Reconciliation (in February) and Eucharist (in May) with Catechesis of the Good Shepherd (CGS) weekly atrium sessions as well as preparation in their classroom with their teachers. Parents are directly involved in helping their children prepare for these sacraments by teaching at-home materials, attending parent informational sessions, retreats, practices, and celebrations.
RCIC – Rite of Christian Initiation of Children:
This program prepares children in grades 3-7 who have not received the sacraments of Baptism, First Reconciliation or First Communion. Parents are directly involved in helping their children prepare for these sacraments by teaching at home materials, attending parent/child informational sessions, retreats, practices, and celebrations. Class sessions are determined on availability of catechist and other registered RCIC participants.
Confirmation
We desire for families to understand that Confirmation formation at Epiphany is not just a special year with a special program, but an extension of an ongoing life of faith and community in Christ. Students at Epiphany Catholic School in 8th grade are invited to discern Confirmation while continuing to participate in the ongoing life of their middle school community. Epiphany students receive formation once a week through Theology formation with Deacon Gunderson. In addition to this, we gather for monthly Confirmation events and meetings and a weekend retreat. Registration is required for this one year of formation which starts in September.
For more information on the requirements, formation, and policies visit our Confirmation webpage here: https://epiphanymn.org/faith-formation/confirmation/