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Sacrament Preparation Policy

The purpose of this policy is to stress the important relationship between living faith, Church affiliation and the sacraments, and to affirm our responsibility to receive the sacraments of the Church with the proper disposition.

Students intending to receive First Eucharist, Reconciliation, and Confirmation at Queen of Peace Church must be enrolled and participate in religious education classes through one of the following.

  • Queen of Peace School
  • Parish Religious Education Program (PREP) - 80% minimum attendance rate required
  • Right of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) - 80% minimum attendance rate required

Students must be enrolled for one (1) full year prior to receiving a sacrament and must complete all diocesan and parish requirements prior to receiving a sacrament. Candidates and their families must be attending Sunday Mass regularly at Queen of Peace and be actively involved in parish life. Candidates for the sacraments must be baptized and fulfill all requirements of the Code of Canon Law.

Students transferring from another parish and entering Queen of Peace School or PREP for the first time during a sacramental preparation year will be required to show evidence of participation in a religious education program in their former parish and a basic understanding of Catholic belief and practice before being accepted for candidacy for a sacrament. Should they fail to show appropriate evidence of knowledge and practice of the Catholic faith, prospective candidates will be expected to participate in special classes or individual tutoring as determined by the Administrator of Religious Education or Pastor.

Any candidate for a sacrament who did not enroll and participate in religious education classes for one (1) full year prior to receiving a sacrament will have the reception of the sacrament postponed until preparation is completed, as determined by the Administrator of Religious Education or Pastor.

Students whose parents decide to provide formal religious education in a home-based manner are to follow the Guidelines for Home-Based Religious Education as well as the Graded Course of Study for Early Childhood and Elementary Catechetical Programs and Forming Young Disciples. (These documents are available through the Archdiocesan Office of Evangelization and Catechesis.)

 

Approved by: Queen of Peace Education Commission Committee 11/2010 AND Queen of Peace Parish Council 11/2010

 

Parish Contact Info

Rectory Office: (513)863-4344

Fax: (513)863-4364

 

Office Hours:

Monday - Friday
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
(closed 12 - 12:30)

Summer Hours: 9:00 am - Noon


Parish Office E-mail: parishoffice@qpchurch.org

 

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