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                                                                                                                                                                      Baptismal Preparation

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 Tracey (814)330-9235 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

·         Oct 19 Wed  First Reconciliation Prep  Retreat for grade 2 and parents- 6:30pm FX Hall

·         January 14th 11 am St Francis Xavier First Confessions

·         January 21st 11am St Aloysius First Confessions

·         May 5 Fri  First Com Prep Retreat for grade 2 and parents 6:30pm St. Francis Xavier 

·         May 12 Fri  Rehearsal for First Communion – SA 5pm / FX 6:30pm 

          May 13th Sat Mas of First Communion  6:30 pm -FX

·         May 14 Sun Mass of First Communion  10:30 am -SA  

 

Confirmation Program Information - Mandatory Meeting  Requirements for each year

FRESHMEN 9th Grade

·         Tue  Oct  4 Freshmen & Parents – Confirmation Orientation Meeting includes The  Rite of Blessing  6:30pm  SFX Centennial Hall  

·         Sun Oct 23  Confirmation Retreat – St Michael’s Basilica 9 am & Shycon (Senior High Youth Convention) at  DeGol Arena, SFU  (Sunday Mass included) 

·         Sunday Nov. 13th Praise & Worship/Eucharistic Adoration 7pm St. Michaels Basilica

·         Sun Nov 20 CONFIRMATION FALL SESSION  9 AM -11:30 am (10:30 mass included) St.Als

·         Sun Feb 12  CONFIRMATION SPRING SESSION 9AM – 11:30 am  (10:30 mass included) St.Als

SOPHOMORES 10th Grade

·         Sun Nov. 13 Praise & Worship/Eucharistic Adoration 7pm St. Michaels Basilica

·         Sun Nov 20 CONFIRMATION FALL SESSION  9 AM -11:30 am (10:30 mass included) St. Als

·         Sun Feb 12  CONFIRMATION SPRING SESSION 9 AM – 11:30 am  (10:30 mass included) St.Als

·         Sat March 4 Confirmation Retreat at St. Michael’s Basilica ( Mass included) 9am-5pm

JUNIORS 11th Grade

·         Sat Nov. 12 Confirmation Retreat SFU Firestarters (Sun Mass included) 9am-5pm.

·         Sun Nov. 13 Praise & Worship/Eucharistic Adoration 7pm St. Michaels Basilica

·         Sun Nov 20  CONFIRMATION FALL SESSION  9 -11:30 am (10:30 mass included) St.Als

·         Sun Feb 12  CONFIRMATION SPRING SESSION 9– 11:30 am (10:30 mass included) St. Als

          March 7th Candidate & Sponsor Meeting - FX  Centennial Hall 6pm 

·         April 23 10:30am mass at St. Als/ The Rite of Sending.  Candidates and Sponsors.

·         April 26 Confirmation Rehearsal for Juniors and Sponsors - Altoona Cathedral 6pm

·         April  27   Confirmation Mass 7 PM -Altoona Cathedral 


 

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 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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