Youth Faith Formation Ministry
The sacraments are given to the Church by Jesus Christ himself. Through them we are given grace or a share in the Divine Life. The sacraments are celebrated in visible ways through ritual action and known as liturgical ceremony. If properly disposed those who receive and celebrate the sacraments bear good fruit in holiness and are strengthen to do the will of God in charity and giving witness to the Good News of Jesus Christ.
There are seven sacraments. The first three sacraments are known as the Sacraments of Initiation: Baptism, Confirmation and Holy Eucharist. There are two other sacraments known as the Sacraments of Healing: Reconciliation and the Anointing of the Sick. The final two sacraments are refered to as
Sacraments at the Service of Communion: Marriage and Holy Orders.
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SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM
Although everyone is eligible for the Sacrament of Baptism, there are certain requirements in our parish. If a child is five years old or younger he/she does not need to attend any special classes to be baptized.
If the child is older, he/she is required to attend the R.C.I.C. or R.C.I.A. program, depending on the age of the child. (These two programs are explained in the Our Lady of Perpetual Help Ministeral Booklet). Parents presenting the child for Baptism must bring all documents required before they attend the baptismal classes.
Baptisms are held once a month. However, parents may choose which Mass they want the Sacrament of Baptism to be celebrated. The Baptismal ceremony will be conducted in English during the 5:00 am Saturday (Vigil Mass), 9:00 am and 11:00 am. Masses on Sundays. If a Spanish ceremony is preferred, parents may choose the 12:45 pm Mass on Sunday.
CELEBRATION OF THE SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION
1. The religious education of a child is the main responsibility of their
Parents and godparents.
2. Children preparing for the Sacrament of Reconciliation are already
enrolled in the two-year preparation program preparing them for the
celebration of First Communion.
3. The Generations of Faith is for all families, especially those children in
their first and second year of preparation. Attendance is obligatory!
4. Parent meetings are for the parents of children in their second year of
preparation. Attendance is required.
5. Parents and godparents are responsible for teaching the following to
-Sign of the Cross
-Act of Contrition
-Formula for Confession
6. Parents and family members are asked to come with their children for
the first celebration of Reconciliation (confession) in the Church and
invited to celebrate this beautiful occasion after receiving this
Sacrament, in their own way. This celebration as family shows the child
the love and support of family.
7. A sponsor for the Sacrament of Reconciliation is not needed.
8. Current schedule for the Sacrament of Reconciliation is posted in the
YOUTH FAITH FORMATION MINISTRY
Ministries under Youth Faith Formation Ministry:
• Confirmation Preparation
• Elementary / Middle School Faith Formation
• First Communion Preparation
• Generations of Faith (GOF)
• Spanish Sacramental Preparation
Duties: To assist in leading children in faith preparation, to learn and to have a loving relationship with our Lord Jesus Christ.
Time: Sundays from 9am – 10:30am and 11am – 12:30pm (en Español). If not available every Sunday, you are welcomed to substitute for Catechists when needed.
Special Skills: A love of God, the Church, God’s people and youth. A life characterized by regular practice of faith. Participation in our local church; weekly attendance at Sunday Eucharist and a devotion to the Most Holy Eucharist and Mary, the model of all Catechists.
Coordinators: Lee and Lupita Alvarado (361) 215-2218
5830 Williams Drive
Corpus Christi, TX 78412
Ph. (361) 991-7891
Fax (361) 993-1211
Weekdays: 8:00 am
Saturday Vigil: 5pm
Sunday: 7am, 9am, 11am,
12:45pm (Spanish Mass)
5pm & 7:30pm
Our Lady of Perpetual Help
Catholic Church & Academy
Saturday: 3pm - 4:45pm
Sunday: 4pm - 4:45pm