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BAPTISM

 

Parents asking for Baptism of an infant are required to be registered members of the parish and attend a workshop to renew their understanding of the sacrament and the details of its celebration here at St. Bartholomew. The Baptism workshops are held on the second Sunday of the month at 11:45a.m. (after the 10:30 Mass) unless otherwise posted. Contact the parish office to register.
 
BAPTISMS ARE CELEBRATED DURING MASS OR ON SUNDAY AT NOON. NOTE: THERE ARE NO BAPTISMS CELEBRATED DURING THE LENTEN SEASON
 
To register or for more information, contact:

BAPTISM COORDINATOR
952/473-6601 


 


 

  
FIRST RECONCILIATION & FIRST EUCHARIST

In their second grade year, children at St. Bartholomew receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation before receiving First Eucharist. The preparation events and curriculum are designed to give you and your child a deeper understanding of Reconciliation and its value in our lives as disciples of Jesus Christ. First Reconciliation prepares your children to be properly disposed to receive Our Lord truly present, Body, Blood, Soul, and Divinity in the Blessed Sacrament. Preparation at St. Bart’s follows a fall and winter cycle:

 

First Reconciliation (Fall)

• St. Bartholomew uses the God’s Gift: Reconciliation curriculum from Loyola Press.

• Parent Formation Night: As the primary educators of your children, this parents-only session is designed to help you become more comfortable with the Sacrament of Reconciliation. A presentation by Fr. Mike and Andrew Allen is followed by an extensive Q & A about the nature of the sacrament and how to present it with confidence to your children. Parents receive their child’s reconciliation workbook as well as a family guidebook to assist you in preparation for this great sacrament of healing and grace.

• Parent and Child Activity Day: This Saturday morning event for both parent and child is the culmination of your preparation at home. Together with other families, you will experience “learning stations” that will cover the Commandments, practice/role-playing of confessions, a guided tour of the reconciliation room at St. Bart’s, and role-playing an examination of conscience.

• First Reconciliation Penance Service (Form II): This beautiful Penance Service consists of a Liturgy of the Word led by Fr. Mike followed by individual confession with multiple confessors available. Parents are encouraged to receive the sacrament after their children. 
 

 

First Eucharist (Winter/Spring)

• St. Bartholomew uses the God’s Gift: Eucharist curriculum from Loyola Press. 


• Parent Formation Night: This event will follow the same format as the First Reconciliation Parent Night. 

• Parent and Child Activity Day: This Saturday morning event for both parent and child is the culmination of your at-home preparation. Together with other families, you will experience learning stations that will cover making a pew banner, making unleavened bread, taking a guided tour of the sacristy and church, and tasting the unconsecrated bread and wine. 

• Practice: The week before First Eucharist, children practice for the First Eucharist Mass and continue to practice the Communion Rite.
 
• First Eucharist Masses

 

 

 


CONFIRMATION

 

Confirmation Class

Students are confirmed at St. Bartholomew in the spring of their 9th grade year. When does their preparation begin? As soon as they step foot into the EDGE program in 6th grade. EDGE, our middle school program, is designed to equip our students with the tools necessary to begin fostering a personal relationship with Jesus, establishing a prayer life and coming to understand the beauty of their Catholic Faith. Over the course of three years, students will be prepared for confirmation, and upon moving into 9th grade, will be asked to complete some “confirmation specific” preparatory pieces. These are as follows: 


• Attend Confirmation Kick-Off Meeting 

• Complete 25 Service hours; completion of a 2-page service reflection paper 

• Completion of the confirmation prayer journal 

• Attend all five candidate/sponsor formation events 

• One-on-one meeting with the Youth Minister

 • Attend Confirmation Retreat

 

 

 



MARRIAGE

Couples planning to be married are asked to contact the parish one year in advance. Preparation includes meetings with the priest or deacon, the PREPARE program, and an engaged workshop/retreat. Parish membership is required. 

 

 

 



ANOINTING OF THE SICK

The Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick is offered for those whose health is impaired by physical or mental illness. Private anointing can be arranged by request. Though chaplains are often available at hospitals, it is appropriate to celebrate the sacrament in the parish or at home with loved ones before major surgery. Our God and the Christian Community want to journey with you during these critical life events.

  


 

  


 

HOLY ORDERS

Those admitted to the Sacrament of Holy Orders serve the church as bishops, priests and deacons. The vocation to Holy Orders is understood to be a call from God himself. A man who believes he may have a vocation to serve the church in Holy Orders is encouraged to present himself to the church in order that the church may assist him in the process of discernment, provide the necessary formation, and finally, God willing, ordain that individual.

Candidates for ordination to the diaconate are admitted to a part-time formation process lasting four years.

Candidates for ordination to the presbyterate (diocesan priesthood) are admitted to a full-time formation process lasting four years. (Several prerequisites are required, and thus the process of formation may be longer [five to eight years] for those lacking the necessary prerequisites.)

Candidates for ordination to the episcopacy (bishop) are chosen from among priests.

If you believe that God may be calling you or someone you know to service in the church as a bishop, priest, or deacon, please contact Father Mike Van Sloun, Deacon Rick Witucki, the Archdiocesan Vocation Office or the Archdiocesan Center for the Diaconate (e-mail: deacons@archspm.org).

 
 
 

Contact for Baptisms

 

Baptism Coordinator
952/473-6601

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
  
 

Contact for Reconciliation

 

Andrew Allen
Director of Children & Adult Faith Formation
952/473-6601

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

Contact for First Communion

 

Andrew Allen
Director of Children & Adult Faith Formation
952/473-6601

 

 
 

 

 

Contact for Confirmation

 

Connor Flanagan
Director of Youth Ministry and Middle/High School Faith Formation
952/473-6601

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
Contact for Marriage

Terri Kedzuf
Administrative Assistant
952/473-6601 

 

  

 

Contact for Anointing of the Sick

Christine Ducharme
Director, Pastoral Care
952/473-6601

 

 

  

 

Contact for Holy Orders

Fr. Mike Van Sloun
Deacon Rick Witucki
952/473-6601

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