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Sacramental and Religious Formation

Sacramental and Religious Formation

 

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DISCOVER A BEAUTIFUL FAITH IN THE CATHOLIC CHURCH.  G.K. Chesterton once wrote, “The difficulty in explaining 'why I am a Catholic' is that there are ten thousand reasons all amounting to one reason: that Catholicism is true.”  Read the article on Catholicscomehome.org.


Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA)

While this initiation process was developed for adults who have not been baptized. Those baptized into another Christian Church who wish to learn more about the Catholic teachings with the possibility of becoming Catholic, and adult Catholics wishing to receive Confirmation are also welcome.  It includes regular reflection upon the Sunday readings, learning about the teaching and practices of the Catholic faith, and finding ways toward development of a deeper spirituality.  RCIA concludes with the celebration of baptism, first communion, and/or confirmation at the Easter Vigil followed by a couple of sessions to celebrate the events and change in the lives of participants.  Contact the Director of Christian Formation, 262-673-4831 ext. 7406, or dre@stkiliancong.org, or our Coordinator of RCIA, Maureen Mitchell, at renee.mitchellxx37@gmail.com for more information.  Or, visit the RCIA page of this website.

Children's Catechumenate

The Children's Catechumenate is designed for children past the age of seven that are unbaptized or uncatechized. They shall be instructed for sacramental initiation using age appropriate materials. The process includes regular reflection upon the Sunday readings and seeks to help individuals develop an explicitly Christian spirituality. Such instruction usually extends over a one-year period to allow for formation and readiness for the celebration of the sacraments of initiation and to prepare the children to enter the regular religious formation classes at their appropriate grade level for continued instruction. Contact the Director of Christian Formation, 262-673-4831 ext. 7406, or dre@stkiliancong.org, for more information.

Infant Baptism

Catholic parents may seek baptism for their infants (anyone under age seven) by appointment with the parish.  Parents are required to attend a baptismal preparation class in order to learn more about the purpose of Baptism, choosing of godparents, and responsibilities that come with this sacrament prior to setting a date for Baptism.  Contact the Parish Office, 262-673-4831 ext. 7403, or parishoffice@stkiliancong.org, for more information.

Confirmation

In the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, young people are confirmed at age sixteen, in their Junior year of High School.  To prepare for this Sacrament of Initiation, they attend religious education sessions, complete service projects, participate in a retreat and participate in the liturgical life of the parish.  Preparation for Confirmation begins in the 9th grade.

Confirmation for Adults who have been baptized will involve preparation and is arranged through contact with the parish.  Contact the Director of Christian Formation, 262-673-4831 ext. 7406, or dre@stkiliancong.org, for more information.

First Eucharist

First Eucharist is celebrated in the 2nd grade.  Direct preparation for the sacrament is completed by the parents in the home. The school and religious education programs assist parents in carrying out this right and responsibility.  Preparation for First Eucharist begins in 1st grade. Contact the Director of Christian Formation, 262-673-4831 ext. 7406, or dre@stkiliancong.org, for more information.

First Reconciliation

First Reconciliation occurs in the second grade and is celebrated prior to First Eucharist.  Direct preparation for the sacrament is completed by the parents in the home.  The school and religious education programs assist parents in carrying out this right and responsibility.  Preparation for First Eucharist begins in 1st grade.  The program is designed to aid the students and their parents in feeling comfortable with this Sacrament of Healing.  Contact the Director of Christian Formation, 262-673-4831 ext. 7406, or dre@stkiliancong.org, for more information.

Reconciliation

Individual reconciliation is celebrated at the time indicated in the bulletin or by appointment with the Pastor.  Communal services are celebrated during the Liturgical Seasons of Advent and Lent.  Contact the Parish Office, 262-673-4831 ext. 7401, or parishoffice@stkiliancong.org, for more information.

Eucharist for the Sick and Homebound

St Kilian is happy to give pastoral support to those in the hospital, sick, or homebound.  Due to the medical privacy laws, hospitals do not notify us when parishioners are patients.  Therefore, we ask the family to give us a call.  Those at the Hartford Hospital receive Communion from a Eucharistic Minister each Sunday. To request Communion be brought to an individual or if you have any questions about Communion to the sick or homebound contact the parish office.  Contact the Parish Office, 262-673-4831 ext. 7401, or Parish Office@stkiliancong.org, for more information.

Anointing of the Sick

The Anointing of the Sick can be administered to individuals who are facing serious illness, serious surgery or suffering the effects of advanced age. Anointing of the Sick is celebrated at the time indicated in the bulletin or by appointment with Fr. Britto Suresh. Those seeking the sacrament are encouraged to meet with him before going to the hospital. Periodically, the sacrament is celebrated communally.  Contact the Parish Office, 262-673-4831 ext. 7401, or parishoffice@stkiliancong.org, for more information.

Viaticum and Prayers for the Dying

When a Catholic is dying, he or she may desire Eucharist.  Eucharistic ministers and lay presiders, as well as the Pastor, are able to administer Viaticum outside Mass and may lead the prayers for the dying.  Contact the Parish Office, 262-673-4831 ext. 7401, or parishoffice@stkiliancong.org, for more information.

Ministry to the Grieving

When a family has experienced the death of a loved one and is in need of support, please call the parish office for information about the services that may be available.  Contact the Parish Office, 262-673-4831 ext. 7401, or parishoffice@stkiliancong.org, for more information.

Marriage

St. Kilian's marriage preparation process uses personal reflection, reflection upon your relationship and liturgical and musical preparation to help you get off to a good start with your marriage.  Everything we do, including preparation of the details of the wedding itself, has a good marriage as its goal. We are indeed privileged to walk with you at the beginning of your lifetime journey together.  Contact Fr. Britto Suresh at (262) 673-4831, ext. 7401, or frbritto@stkiliancong.org at least six months prior to your anticipated wedding date.  Contact the Parish Office, 262-673-4831 ext. 7403, or parishoffice@stkiliancong.org, for more information.

Our Director of Music, Audrey Timm-Rhinehart, will assist you in making appropriate religious music selections for your ceremony and arranging for musicians as well.  We ask that you reserve your loved secular music for your reception.  For all music selections, musicians and stipend information, contact Audrey Timm-Rhinehart at: musicministry@stkiliancong.org at least three months before the wedding is ideal.

Adult Education

Throughout the year, there are opportunities for adults to learn more about their faith or about the Bible.  The parish offers sessions at various times which will be published in the bulletin.  Other forms such as guest speakers, videos with discussion, parish missions, retreat days will also be listed in the bulletin as they are scheduled.  Contact the Parish Office, 262-673-4831 ext. 7403, or parishoffice@stkiliancong.org, for more information.

Small Groups

We encourage you to create bible study groups, prayer groups, reflections groups, support groups and fun groups.  Any group may meet under parish auspices provided that your plans and materials are approved by Fr. Britto.  We'll be happy to get you started and support you in your endeavors. These groups are a wonderful way of fostering friendship and companionship.  Scripture reflection groups and a support group for those who are grieving are some groups that are currently meeting.  Contact the Parish Office, 262-673-4831 ext. 7403, or parishoffice@stkiliancong.org, for more information.