Religious Education

Baptism: Beginning July 1st 2021, all Baptisms will be celebrated within a weekend Mass; Saturday at 4:15 pm (English), 6:30 pm (Spanish) or Sunday at 9:00 am (English). At SMM, baptisms are reserved for registered parishioners. For the next Baptismal preparation class sessions, check this website for times and dates.

Marriage: Couples are to contact the parish priest of their intended marriage prior to setting the date for that celebration. The Catholic Church requires formation of engaged couples which does require time and energy on the couples part to complete.

Confirmation: At SMM, preparation for the celebration of the sacrament of Confirmation is a two-year process, typically students begin their first year study in their 8th grade year (13/14 years old) and begin their second year study in their 9th grade year (14/15 years old).

Parents of students in this age/grade level are encouraged to speak with their child about the importance of the sacrament of Confirmation in their life. If the child is prepared to move forward with celebrating this sacrament, both parents and child need to set up an appointment to meet with the pastor for more information. A parent's meeting for new Confirmation candidate will take place on Tuesday, October 19, 2021, at 6 pm in the parish center.

Sacramental preparation for First Penance and First Eucharist: A parent's meeting was on held Tuesday, August 10 in the parish center for sacramental parents, if you were unable to attend contact the pastor for information about the meeting.

Religious Education of children: A parent's meeting for children in grades K, 1st, 3rd, 4th, 5th, & 6th grades will be held later on Tuesday, September 28 at 6 pm in the parish center.

Christian Initiation of Adults: In becoming a Roman Catholic Christian, one is embracing a way of life, for the rest of their life. Some persons are Catholics all their lives, baptized as children, received the sacraments of Penance and Eucharist at an elementary school age and were fully initiated into the Church with the celebration of Confirmation in middle or high school.

For the unbaptized adults, the Holy Spirit may call them to a new way of living, a life of service and communion with purpose and drive to live a life as a Roman Catholic.

If you are one such person and you begin to feel the tug of the Holy Spirit in your life, to live as a Christian in the tradition of the Roman Catholic Church, we invite you to inquire how you can learn to study, to pray, and to live in our faith tradition.

Quinceanera: contact parish office for more information.