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Frequently Asked Questions
Marriage Preparation 2021-2022
Click the following links for information on marrying at St Francis Xavier:
- Intro and FAQ: The Sacrament of Marriage FAQ
- Pastor Welcome Letter: Welcome Letter
- Marriage Prep Basics at SFX: Marriage Preparation Basics
- Fee Schedule: St Francis Xavier Wedding Fees
- Outdoor Weddings: Outdoor Wedding Guidelines and Fees
- Checklist: Marriage Preparation Requirements Checklist
- Environment Guidelines: St Francis Xavier Parish Environment Guidelines
- Music Guidelines: Music Guidelines for the Celebration of Marriage
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Diocese of Helena The Diocese of Helena Suitable Place for Outdoor Wedding
Questions regarding Family Ministry and Marriage Preparation please contact
Questions regarding annulments please contact Ann Moriarity at firstname.lastname@example.org and view this FAQ by the USCCB.
We look forward to welcoming new members into our parish community!
Baptism Preparation for Infant/Child – Pre-Registration Is Required with Brian Johnson 406-926-9797 or email@example.com
When: Offered once a month, 11:30 am. Attend BOTH one “A” session AND one “B” session, with some work at home in-between. “A” Sessions: Aug. 14th, Oct. 3rd, Dec. 5th, Feb. 6th, April 3rd, June 12th “B” Sessions: Sept. 5th, Nov. 7th, Jan 2nd, Feb. 27th, May 15th, July 10th
What: Preparation for parents & guardians of children for the Sacrament of Baptism. Two session programs, attend in either order, with reflections to complete between sessions. Baptisms scheduled at regular weekend liturgies.
Children under the age of 7 years are baptized during Mass (the 5:00 pm on Saturday evening or the 10:00 am on Sunday.) Once a month on a designated weekend. Please contact Autumn Schwenk 406.542.0321 in to parish office to schedule a date.
First Holy Communion and First Reconciliation
First Reconciliation preparation is offered in the Fall each year. Second graders and above, who have been baptized Catholic, are invited to experience this sacrament in preparation for receiving their First Holy Communion. Please contact Brian Johnson 406.926.9797 firstname.lastname@example.org
Preparation for 1st Reconciliation & Communion
When: Sept. 21/22 “Sacraments”
Oct. 19/20 “The Prodigal”
Nov. 16/17 “Lions, Witches, and Wardrobes”
Dec. 1st 7pm First Reconciliation (one session for all participants)
Dec. 15 (one session for all participants) “From Forgiveness to Feast!”
Jan. 18/19 “Exodus & Memorial”
Feb. 15/16 “The Last Supper”
Mar. 8/9 “First Communion Bread Baking”
April 5/6 “The Holiest Week of the Year”
April 10 Palm Sunday
April 14 Holy Thursday
April 15 Good Friday
April 16 Easter Vigil
April 30th to June 26th First Communions at regularly scheduled weekend masses,
1-3 families per mass. Online signup goes live the week of Jan. 18/19.
The Sacrament of Confirmation is offered to those baptized in the Catholic faith going into their junior or senior year of high school. There is a one year preparation process for confirmation beginning in the Fall.
Young Adults contact Shai Lafleur email@example.com
Adult Confirmation is offered in conjunction with our RCIA process. Please contact Brian Johnson firstname.lastname@example.org 406.926.9797
When & What:
Program aimed at High School Sophomores; Juniors & Seniors by special permission
Monthly Meetings, September to April, at St. Francis Xavier.
Prerequisite: 2 years active involvement in Experiential Faith Formation Nights.
Includes service in liturgy at 6pm Mass at St. Francis Xavier, formation and support for Sponsors, and one of two confirmation preparation retreats (Oct. 8-9 OR Feb. 4-5). See attached High School Youth Ministry Calendar for Additional Details. Confirmation Ceremony is typically in April or May, determined by the Bishop’s office, TBD.
Questions? Please contact Shai Lafleur email@example.com