Sacraments

Sacraments

GENERAL SACRAMENT PREPARATION GUIDELINES

Sacraments are expressions of faith and essential to what it means to live as a Catholic Christian. Our sacrament preparation processes are created to be opportunities for children and parents to grow in faith and learn or deepen their understanding of the sacrament and the graces received in the sacramental ritual and how they can help one to live as disciples of Jesus.

Families must be registered members of St. Mary by the Lake Parish. Participation in Sacrament Preparations by members of other parishes must be accompanied by a letter of permission from the Pastor of their home parish.  

Sacrament preparation is separate from the regular faith formation process for children and youth.