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The First Sacraments program begins with a parent only meeting on Sunday, September 7 at 3:00 PM. Parents will guide their children in learning about these Sacraments at home, with support from the church at several parent and parent and child meetings. First Reconciliation will take place at the church on Saturday, December 6 at 9:30 AM. First Communion will take place on the weekend of April 18 and 19, 2015. For more information, contact Mary at 342-3336 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Registration Form
Religious Education 2014-2015
Religious Education classes begin on September 17 at 3:45 or 5:45 for PS – 8th grade. The Preschool and Kindergarten program is ALLELU! The 1st – 6th grade classes will be using Alive in Christ. The 7th grade will be using The Theology of the Body for Middle School and the 8th grade will be using a Thematic program, including topics on The Church, Revelation, Sacraments and The Kingdom of God. All programs (with the exception of TOB/MS) are published by Our Sunday Visitor. For more information on these programs, check out their website. TOB/MS is published by Ascension Press and you can visit their website for more information on this program, or contact Mary at 342-3336 or email@example.com with any questions. Registration Form
Teens in high school, especially if you have already been confirmed, YDisciple is for YOU!
YDisciple is not a program – it is an apprenticeship in the Christian life. YDisciple aims to:
- Connect adolescents with caring, faith-filled adults who can apprentice them in the disciplines of a disciple
- Draw adolescents out of a peer-dominated paradigm and calls them to maturity through relationships with adults
- Catechize in a small group setting where testimony, discussion, and faith sharing can take place
- Support parents with resources to grow in their own faith and share their faith with their teenager
- Provide quality content so that the adult leaders can effectively introduce topics of the faith
We will meet on Wednesday nights starting at 6:30pm at Blessed Sacrament starting on September 17, 2014. You will meet as small groups weekly with your leaders for 90 minutes. Friends are welcome to join your small group. Registration forms are available on the bulletin board by the youth office or by clicking here.
Confirmation classes for 9th & 10th graders will begin on Wednesday, Sept. 17th. Registration forms are available here on-line or can be found on the table by the Youth Office. Completed forms, should be turned in by Wednesday, Sept. 10th, to the Youth Office. Please contact Lisa Wattenhofer or Jenny Spencer for additional information at 605-342-3336.
Contemplative Prayer Gathering
Conducted by Most Rev. Robert D. Gruss, Bishop of Rapid City
Evening of September 29th, 2014 (Monday) at Blessed Sacrament Church
Watch Father Michael Gaitley speak on Divine Mercy Wednsday, August 13, 2014. This video will only be available until September 15, 2014.
With the enthusiastic response to the Children's Liturgy during Mass, we hope to expand the parish lending library to include quality children's books for praying at Mass and borrowing to take home. If you would like to help by purchasing any of the books on our "wish" list or make a financial contribution, please contact Mary Farrell in the parish office.
Faith On The Road
Teens who have already been confirmed,
Are you not sure what the church offers you after Confirmation? Want to gather with people your age? Do you wonder about what the church teaches and why? Want to serve the Rapid City community?
Faith On The Road (FOTR) is for you! We meet on a monthly basis (sometimes more frequently depending on activities), for a variety of activities and events including: movie clubs, pizza discussion nights, visiting Newman Centers, serving meals at the Cornerstone Rescue Mission, serving community members in need, learning how to defend your faith beyond high school, and more!
There is no cost, food is provided and friends are welcome to come. Come and check out how to take your Faith On The Road! Questions? Call Denise at the youth office: 605.342.3336