The Rite of Baptism

RITE OF BAPTISM (For Children Under the Age of 7) Congratulations on the birth of your child! We look forward to welcoming your child into God’s family and as a member of the Holy Family community. When planning for your child’s Baptism, please allow the process to take from three to six months. To begin the process for Baptizing your child at Holy Family, South Pasadena, CA please submit the  Baptism Registration Form. Once this form has been completed, you will be contacted via …

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Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults and Children

Rite of Christian Initiation: Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist Every society that wants to continue must admit new members. This is true of sporting leagues, universities, the unions, the United States and churches. In some societies, very little may be required to gain admittance: When you wish to become a member of a book or record club, you just send in the coupon and the check. At another extreme, young men gained admission to adulthood in certain African cultures by elaborate …

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First Eucharist

First Eucharist (formerly known as First Communion)

Eucharist Eucharist comes from the Greek eucharistia, meaning thanksgiving. Ever since Pentecost, when the Church, the People of God, began building a church, they were sustained with the spiritual food in times of trialsl and in time of celebration. Eucharist is that food, the real presence of the risen Lord. The Second Vatican Council, in its Constitution on the Church, rightly proclaimed that the eucharistic sacrifice is “the source and summit of the Christian life.” The Eucharist is, for Catholics, …

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The Rite of Confirmation

The Gathering Rite includes a welcoming hospitality for the guests and candidates. The procession of the candidates precedes the procession of the celebrant, pastor, assisting priests, lector(s) and servers. The entire assembly is invited to join in singing the gathering song. The bishop or his delegate welcomes all, and begins the Eucharistic celebration. Because confirmation is celebrated during the Easter season, a sprinkling rite is common during the Gloria.   Click here for Teen Confirmation preparation Click here for Adult …

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