Restored Order of the Sacraments of Initiation
Archbishop Aquila has made the decision to restore the order of the Sacraments of Initiation to their original order: Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist. “This will make available every sacramental grace the Church has to offer to children who have reached the age of reason.” For more information on this, please visit http://archden.org/saints/ .
Here at St. Jude we are now preparing children in grades 2 and up according to the following schedule:
Year 1 Sacramental Preparation: 2nd graders (and older children who have not yet received the Sacrament of Reconciliation) will prepare for and receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation (first confession) in the spring.
Year 2 Sacramental Preparation: 3rd graders (and 4th and 5th graders whether or not they have already received First Communion) will prepare for and receive the sacraments of Confirmation and First Eucharist in the spring. (Children already receiving Communion will be Confirmed in the same Mass).
Baptized children should register for their appropriate grade level class each year (based on the Colorado public schools cut-off date of October 1.) If your child has not yet been baptized, please contact Brenda Maxwell at 303-988-6435 x 18 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
*Registration forms are available here or in the church gathering space. RE and Youth reg form 2017-18