2017 Holy Rosary Parish Religious Formation
and Preparation for the Sacraments of Confirmation, Penance and First Holy Communion
January 1 New Year’s Day! No Atrium
January 8 Epiphany celebration at the 11 am Mass.
Come follow the Befana to the Celebration of Little Christmas in Little Italy in the Church Hall immediately following the 11 am celebration of Mass. Confirmation Preparation 10:50 –12: 30 pm Meet in Church -Tabernacle side- for Mass
January 14 Saturday – Retreat for Confirmation Candidates and Sponsors with Fr. Previte
10:00 am – 3:30 pm. Prayer and Reflection, Sponsor and Candidate sharing time, the Sacrament of Reconciliation and Lunch and practice in Church.
January 15 No Atrium/Religious Formation at 9:30 a.m. today --- INSTEAD, please attend the Celebration of the Sacrament of Confirmation at the 11 am Mass. Please join the celebration of Mass and reception in the Church Hall following Mass. The Celebration of the Sacrament of Confirmation is a Parish event and part of the Religious Formation for the children. Please adjust your family's schedule so you may attend.
January 22 Atrium/Religious Formation 9:30 to 11:00 am
First Communion Session 1 for Parents and Children – 11:10 to 12:30 pm in Atrium
January 29 Atrium/Religious Formation 9:30 to 11:00 am
February 5 Atrium/Religious Formation 9:30 to 11:00 am
First Communion Session 2 for Parents and Children – 11:10 to 12:30 pm in Atrium
February 12 Atrium/Religious Formation 9:30 to 11:00 am
First Communion Session 3 for Children – 11:10 to 12:30 pm in Atrium
February 19 Presidents Day Weekend – No Atrium/Religious Formation
February 26 Atrium/Religious Formation 9:30 to 11:00 am
First Communion Session 4 for Children – 11:10 to 12:30 pm in Atrium
March 5 Atrium/Religious Formation 9:30 to 11:00 am
First Communion Session5 for Children – 11:10 to 12:30 pm in Atrium
March 11 Saturday – First Reconciliation for First Holy Communion Families at 1:30 pm in Church
March 12 Atrium/Religious Formation 9:30 to 11:00 am
First Holy Communion Session 6 for Children -- 11:10 am to 12:30 p.m. in Atrium
March 19 Atrium/ Religious Formation 9:30 – 11:00 am
March 26 No Atrium Spring Break
April 2 Atrium/Religious Formation 9:30 – 11:00 am
April 9 Passion Sunday - Atrium/Religious Formation 9:30 to 11:00 am
April 13 Holy Thursday -7:30 pm Mass of the Lord’s Supper
First Communion Children to sit in the First Row
April 14 Good Friday – 3pm The Passion according to St. John sung and 7pm The Stations of the Cross (outdoors weather permitting– or indoors if inclement weather)
April 15 Holy Saturday- 9 pm Easter Vigil Mass
April 16 Easter Sunday! (No Atrium)
April 23 Atrium/Religious Formation 9:30 to 11:00 am
April 28 Friday – First Holy Communion retreat 8:30- 2:30 pm
Mass at 12:15 and Second Reconciliation at 1:30 pm
April 29 Saturday – First communion retreat 9:00 – 1:30 pm and First Communion Practice in Church 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm, one Parent or Grandparent to attend
April 30 Reception of the Sacrament of First Holy Communion at the 8:30 a.m. celebration of Mass. Parish celebration immediately follows Mass in the Church Hall. Mystagogy for First Communicants only in Atrium at 10:30 -11:00 am
May 7 Atrium/Religious Formation 9:30 – 11:00 am
May 14 Atrium/Religious Formation, Parish Families and Confirmation meet in Atriums at 9:30 am to assemble for procession to church for the May Crowning.
May Crowning in the piazza at 10:15 am for parish families and Atrium/Religious Formation First Communion Children to wear First Communion Clothes. Have a blessed and peace-filled summer. Don’t forget to plan to process at the Feast of the Assumption on August 15th. First Communion children lead the Procession. Angels and saints are needed as well as those to pray the Rosary in the procession. Please plan to process after the 10:00 a.m. Mass!