Sacramental Preparation of Infants, Children and Teens
First Communion Group with Father Jack
Infant & Young Children Baptism (Ages Infant - 7 years)
Parents desiring to have their children baptized at Holy Trinity must be registered parishioners. At least one parent must be a practicing Catholic. Baptism packets for parents are available at the Faith Formation office. After the completed packet is returned, we sign up parents and primary godparents for a Baptismal Preparation class. After completion of the class, a Baptism date is chosen from our available, annually scheduled dates and times.
Baptism of School Age Children
Preparation for the sacrament of Baptism for students in Grades 1 through 8 is conducted on an “as needed” basis. There are special classes (in addition to regular Faith Formation classes) for students preparing for this sacrament. Enrollment forms and calendars are available at the Faith Formation office.
First Reconciliation and First Eucharist
The preparation for the sacraments of First Reconciliation and First Eucharist is an active event in the lives of our parish children and their families. The actions of belonging, gathering, listening, celebrating, giving and going forth are stressed in the context of the Mass throughout the preparation year. It is a participatory process and we offer required sessions for parents to enable them to fully support their children throughout this time.
Preparation for these two sacraments is conducted for students in Grade 2 as a part of the second grade curriculum. Students in Grade 3 and above who have not received these sacraments will be enrolled in Special Sacraments classes.
All students preparing for these sacraments must have been enrolled in and actively participating in Faith Formation classes (or attending a Catholic school) for the school year immediately preceding the preparation year.
Sacramental Preparation of Adults
Please see our RITE OF CHRISTIAN INITIATION OF ADULTS page for information on the preparation process that leads to the celebration of the Sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist for those eighteen years of age and older.
Sacramental Preparation for Marriage (See also our "Marriage" page)
We would like to help engaged couples to prepare well to celebrate the Sacrament of Marriage in the Church. Please contact us at least six months in advance of any proposed wedding date to make arrangements for pre-marriage preparation and to register for the initial information evening held on the second Monday of every month at 7:00 p.m. in the parish Ministry Center. At least one party of the couple must be a registered member of Holy Trinity or have parents registered in our parish. You are advised not to set a wedding date until you attend the Introductory Marriage Evening with the pastor to determine the availability of a clergy person and the church. Your freedom to marry must also be established prior to the setting of a wedding date. Please call the parish office at (360) 377-7674 for further information or if you have questions.