Sacraments and Rites

 

The Sacrament of Reconciliation brings about a change of heart through God's mercy. It brings us closer to Him through confession and penance.

Prayer and Examination of Conscience Guide [PDF]
The Light is On - Guide to the Sacrament of Reconciliation

Sacramental Preparation for Children
(From the Handbook for Parish Faith Formation Directors/Coordinators of Religious Education)
Since parental involvement is vital and primary in catechesis, it is recommended there be at least two parental meetings in preparation for each sacrament received. This gives parents the opportunity to explore the sacrament in their own lives as well as its importance for their child. Many parishes face the reality of people returning to the Church and bringing non-baptized children of catechetical age with them. In these cases, it is optimal if the children could participate in an RCIA adapted for Children. This may involve different age levels so age appropriate materials are needed. Many publishers have good materials available for such groups. Contact the Diocesan Office if assistance in finding these materials is needed.
 

Sacramental Preparation for Children
(From the Handbook for Parish Faith Formation Directors/Coordinators of Religious Education)

Since parental involvement is vital and primary in catechesis, it is recommended there be at least two parental meetings in preparation for each sacrament received. This gives parents the opportunity to explore the sacrament in their own lives as well as its importance for their child. Many parishes face the reality of people returning to the Church and bringing non-baptized children of catechetical age with them. In these cases, it is optimal if the children could participate in an RCIA adapted for Children. This may involve different age levels so age appropriate materials are needed. Many publishers have good materials available for such groups. Contact the Diocesan Office if assistance in finding these materials is needed.

Below are the guidelines for Confirmation in the Diocese of Savannah for 2015-2016. Please review these guidelines carefully, as there have been some revisions.

Memo from the Bishop

Confirmation Directives

Administración del Sacramento de la Confirmación

Approved Confirmation Textbooks

Knowledge of Faith Assessment Tool for Confirmation

 


 

Rite of Election 2017

Saturday, March 4, 2017- Site Sacred Heart, Warner Robins 11:00am
Sunday, March 5, 2017- Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, Savannah  3:30pm

Rite of Election Memo - To Pastors, Pastoral Assistants, and RCIA Directors
List of Catechumens and Candidates**   [Word]  [PDF]

Instructions for leaders at the Rite

Submit your lists of catechumens and candidates to our office no later than February 1, 2017.

**Please make sure you complete both lists (attending and not attending) so that all names can be listed in the program

Instructions to Download and E-mail Forms [PDF]

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