Each year Holy Family Parish invites a new group of young people to a fuller participation in the Sacramental life of our parish family. It is an event for which we all (children, parents, catechists and pastoral staff) prepare. It is an event in which the whole parish participates and rejoices.
Holy Family Parish recognizes the obligation of and opportunity for parents to be the first and primary educators of their children (Declaration of Christian Education, Vatican II). We recognize parents as the foundation upon which Jesus builds His Church. We recognize that families build upon and continue the traditions of our Catholic heritage. To this end, the Sacramental Policy at Holy Family is as follows:
Baptism A program for expectant parents is held to remind parents of the opportunity and obligation they have as first and primary educators of their children in presenting them for baptism. Parents will share an adult dimension of their faith which is renewed in the Sacrament of Baptism for their children and lived out in the Christian community of Holy Family Parish.
Eucharist/Penance Continuous preparation takes place throughout the years in our Religious Education programs with special emphasis in grade 2. Preparation also includes a mandatory meeting for parents which provides necessary information. First Communion is typically held in May.