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Call for our next Baptismal Preparation Session - Pre Registration is required. Please call Tracey Ingold to register (814)330-9235. 
 
Christian Initiation
Are you interested in becoming Catholic, or are you in need of receiving the sacraments?  Please call Deb Baker at (814) 886-7504 to discuss getting you started on your journey to the Catholic Church! Our new RCIA year of instruction will begin this fall.

Marriage Preparation

The sacrament of marriage is arranged by meeting with the pastor. No date or other arrangements are to be made before this meeting. One of the parties must be a registered practicing member of the Parish for 6 months before preparation can be made. According to diocesan policy, a date for the wedding is NOT to take place within 9 months of the initial contact so that all preparation and paperwork can be completed.  After your pastoral meeting, you will be directed to the Family Life Office in Lilly for Pre Cana ( Marriage Preparation) Instructions.  Please call the parish office today to set your apt. with Father. (814)886-2374

First Penance/First Communion Preparation

First Penance/First Communion Preparation

•              October 25th, Wed First Recon Prep Retreat for grade 2 and parents- 6:30pm FX Cent Hall

•              First Confessions – TBA

•              May 4th Fri   2018 First Com Prep Retreat for grade 2 and parents 6:30pm FX Cent. Hall

•              May 9th SA / May 11 FX-   Rehearsal for First Communion – 6-7pm at respective church

•              May 12 6:30pm mass FX/ May 13 10:30 am mass SA - Mass of First Communion at respective church 

 

Confirmation Program Information - Mandatory Meeting  Requirements for each year

FRESHMEN 9th Grade

  •               Wed Oct 11 Freshmen & Parents – Confirmation Orientation Meeting includes The Rite of Blessing   6:30pm  SFX Centennial Hall  . Anyone interested in the Confirmation Program welcome! 
  •               Sun Oct 22 Conf Retreat – St Michael’s Basilica 9 am & Shycon at DeGol Arena, SFU (Sun.Mass)   
  •               Sun Nov 12 CONFIRMATION FALL SESSION 9 AM -11:30 am (10:30 mass included) St.Als
  •                Sun Nov. 19 Praise & Worship/Eucharistic Adoration 6:30 pm St. Michaels Basilica
  •               Sun Feb 18 CONFIRMATION SPRING SESSION 9AM – 11:30 am (10:30 mass included) St.Als – Pack the Pantry Service Project Due. 

SOPHOMORES 10th Grade

  • ·           Sun Nov 12 CONFIRMATION FALL SESSION 9 AM -11:30 am (10:30 mass included) St. Als
  •                Sun Nov. 19 Praise & Worship/Eucharistic Adoration 6:30 pm St. Michaels Basilica
  •               Sun Feb 18 CONFIRMATION SPRING SESSION 9 AM – 11:30 am (10:30 mass included) St.Als-Pack the Pantry Service Project Due 
  •                Sat March 10 Confirmation Retreat at St. Michael’s Basilica (Mass included) 9am-5pm

JUNIORS 11th Grade

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  • ·         Sat Oct 21 FX /  Sat Nov 4 SA  Confirmation Retreat SFU Firestarters (Sun Mass included) 9am-5pm.
  • •              Sun Nov 12 CONFIRMATION FALL SESSION 9 -11:30 am (10:30 mass included) St.Als
  •                Sun Nov. 19 Praise & Worship/Eucharistic Adoration 6:30 pm St. Michaels Basilica
  •               Sun Feb 18 CONFIRMATION SPRING SESSION 9– 11:30 am (10:30 mass included) St. Als – Pack the Pantry Service Project Due.
  •               Wed Feb 21 Confirmation Candidate & Sponsor Session Cent Hall 6:30 pm
  •               April 7 4:00pm  mass SA / April 21 6:30pm mass FX -  The Rite of Sending.  Candidates and Sponsors.
  •               April 11 SA / April 25  FX - Confirmation Rehearsal for juniors and Sponsors   Altoona Cathedral 6pm
  •               April 12 SA / April 26 FX -  Confirmation Mass 7 PM (Please be at the Altoona Cathedral by 5:45PM)


 

SUBSTITUTE AND MAKE-UP CONFIRMATION SESSIONS AND RETREAT

The link for the schedule for grades 9-11 is at http://www.ajdiocese.org/sacramental-preparation

If you are unable to attend the retreat  or session for which  St. Francis Xavier  is registered, it is your responsibility to find a substitute.  You must contact the host and make all necessary arrangements including fees and chaperons.  A signed letter from the make up facilitator must be presented to Mrs. Ingold for your record.  Thank you.

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Tracey Ingold,
Sep 20, 2017, 3:52 PM
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