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Summer 2021

 

Dear Parents & Guardians,

 

This coming year is indeed a special year... a holy year for you, for your children and for our parish community. This year we journey together in faith as we help prepare our children to celebrate the sacraments of Reconciliation and Eucharist. Although we tend to focus on the needs of the children, it is important to realize that this time of preparation presents all of us – parents, catechists, parish staff, and other members of our faith community – with wonderful opportunities to deepen our own faith and our understanding of the sacraments.

 

Through the sacraments we grow in our awareness of God's loving presence in our lives. Sacraments are events that involve the entire community in ways that make clear for us our common relationship in Christ. Sacraments hold such deep meaning for us because they are rooted in and flow from our everyday experiences of belonging, sharing, loving and forgiving. We invite you to make this period of sacramental formation a special time for your family to become more aware of God's presence in your lives.

 

Children will begin preparation for Reconciliation and Eucharist this fall, and we ask that you keep these important dates in mind:

 

  • The registration deadline is Tuesday, September 7, 2021

  • First Reconciliation class begins on Sunday, September 12th (parents and students will meet together for this first session – time & place TBD)

  • Remaining classes are typically Sundays from 9:15-10:15 a.m. although our schedule may be revised depending on health guidelines

  • Please plan on attending both parent sessions held this fall: September 12th and Oct. 17th

  • First Reconciliation will be celebrated at 10am on Saturday, Oct. 23rd at 10 am   

  • First Eucharist classes will begin on January 9, 2022

  • The children will celebrate their First Eucharist in May, dates TBD

  • The schedule for First Reconciliation is included on the back of this letter and the schedule for First Eucharist will be provided later in the fall

 

All the forms are found on our website here:  (below)

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me at bschaller@sipdx.org or by calling 503-781-4737.  We look forward to journeying with you this year or next.

 

Please let us know if the registration fee is a financial hardship for your family or if you would like to pay the fee over the course of the coming year. If you have any additional questions, contact the Parish office at 503-777-1491 or bschaller@sipdx.org.

 

Blessings,

 

Beth Schaller, Family Life Coordinator                     Michele Becker, catechist            

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Beth Schaller

Family Life Coordinator

bschaller@sipdx.org

(503) 777-1491 ext. 236

Children older than 2nd Grade:

Our sacramental preparation classes for students starting 2nd grade (or older) are underway now to prepare for First Reconciliation and First Communion in Spring 2020. Stay tuned for important dates regarding next year's sacramental preparation starting in the fall.

St. Ignatius Catholic Church

2021 Sacramental Preparation Fall Schedule:  Reconciliation

 

 

  1. Sun, Sept. 12 – Session 1 – Parents/Students (Shared Ritual)

  2. Sun, Sept. 19 – Session 2

  3. Sun, Sept. 26 – Session 3

  4. Sun, Oct. 3 – Session 4

  5. Sun, Oct. 10 – No class

  6. Sun, Oct. 17 – Session 5 – Parents/Students (Preparing for First Reconciliation Ritual)

  7. Sat, Oct. 23 – First Reconciliation Service – 10 am in the Church

 

This schedule is subject to change.  Our goal is to provide an in-person program this fall but we will make a determination later in the summer based on current health guidelines, the number of participants, space available for use and needs of families.  Time and location of the class TBD.