Infant baptism classes for parents are scheduled with Jack Thrippleton and baptisms take place in your home parish as part of the Sunday Mass.
Older children and adults in need of baptism should also contact Jack Thrippleton and inquire about RCIA/RCIC.
First Reconciliation and First Communion
Preparation for First Reconciliation (Confession) and First Communion (Eucharist) begins in Year One as students begin work on memorizing key prayers and understanding God's love for them. During Year Two students start practicing the nuts and bolts of making a good confession and receiving the Eucharist, as well as growing in understanding of the meaning behind the sacrament.
Children typically begin Year One preparation during 1st grade and receive the sacraments in Year Two, during 2nd grade. The classes are not grade specific however, and children in 1st grade up to 3rd grade may register for our Year One class to begin the process. 4th and 5th graders in need of First Sacraments should contact Elizabeth Thunstrom before registering to determine which class they should attend.
6th graders to adults who are in need of First Sacraments should contact Jack Thrippleton about RCIA/RCIC.
First Sacraments classes are offered during Catholic Academy as a part of the Family Formation and Discover! programs. When registering for Family Formation or Discover!, just check the First Sacraments box on the registration form and your student will automatically be enrolled in the First Sacraments class. Participation in Family Formation or Discover! is required to participate in the First Sacraments class.
The monthly sacrament classes will be supplemented with a parent-child at-home workbook.
A NOTE FOR 2022-2023 1ST AND 2ND GRADERS: As we transition to a two year sacrament program, all current 2nd graders will be "grandfathered in" and will have a one-year sacrament program, receiving the sacraments in winter/spring 2023. Current 1st graders will begin Year One of their sacramental journey in 2022-2023.
Preparation for Confirmation begins in Year One as teens begin by learning how to take ownership of their faith in a more adult way through participation in Nisi Dominus and other special events. In Year Two they begin formal Confirmation classes and grow in understanding of the sacrament and the Catholic faith, culminating in receiving the sacrament of Confirmation at the end of Year Two. Teens typically begin Year One in 9th grade, but Confirmation classes are not grade or age specific, so teens from 9th grade up to 11th grade who are just beginning the Confirmation process should register for Year One. 12th graders who have not participated in Nisi Dominus and are in need of Confirmation should contact Jack Thrippleton before registering to determine what class they should attend.
Adults in need of Confirmation should contact Jack Thrippleton about RCIA.
Year Two Confirmation classes are offered during Catholic Academy as a part of the Nisi Dominus program. When registering for Nisi Dominus just check the Confirmation box on the registration form and your student will automatically be enrolled in the Confirmation class. Participation in Nisi Dominus is required to participate in the Confirmation class.
A NOTE FOR 2022-2023 9TH AND 10TH GRADERS: As we transition to a two year sacrament program, all current 10th graders will be "grandfathered in" and will have a one-year sacrament program, receiving the sacrament in 2023. Current 9th graders will begin Year One of their sacramental journey in 2022-2023 as part of Nisi Dominus.
Contact your parish office for more information about marriage preparation.
Saints Peter and Paul in Braham
Christ the King in Cambridge
Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton in Isanti
If you are discerning a call to Holy Orders, or just want to learn more, please contact Fr. Don Wagner for more information or visit the St. Cloud Diocese Vocations page.
Anointing of the Sick
If you or someone you know is in need of Anointing of the Sick, please contact Fr. Don Wagner for more information. To learn more about Anointing of the Sick generally, visit the USCCB page.