Faith Formation Programs at The Madeleine

Baptism

In the Sacrament of Baptism, many signs and symbols represent our dying to self and rising from the water to new life in Christ Jesus. The Madeleine parish community is present for the Sacrament to support and welcome us into a life of faith. In addition, parents promise to raise their child in the Catholic faith, with the loving support of a godparent and our church.

We offer the Sacrament of Baptism to registered parish families who have been active in our community for a minimum of three months.

Please download and print all three documents related to Baptism found on this site:

Step-by-step guide | 2017-18 Class and Sacrament times | Baptismal Registration form

 

First Penance & First Eucharist

These Sacraments are available to all children who are in second grade or older. Preparatory classes are held during the 10:00 AM Mass. During Mass, the children enrolled in First Eucharist preparation will be called forward (along with the children participating Children’s Liturgy of the Word) and each group will be sent to their respective classes. Both groups will return for the Liturgy of the Eucharist. As part of the program, there will be one Saturday morning retreat for parents, a workshop prior to each sacrament, a family day of service, and a parent social with the pastor. 

Our fun and informative class series is based on concepts from the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd program. It is loaded with hands-on projects, thoughtful, age-appropriate discussion, and family follow-up activates.  Our goal is to lead each child toward his or her own experience of faith and relationship with God.

Download Registration Forms | Download Schedule

 

Confirmation

This year we are offering a confirmation program here at The Madeleine, as well as a confirmation program meeting at Central Catholic High School. 

With permission of their pastor, students from any parish in the Archdiocese may attend the program at CCHS, then be confirmed at their own parish or at The Madeleine.

Confirmation is open to any High School youth, but generally freshman & sophomore, who have been baptized and received First Reconciliation and First Eucharist. 

Class times

Registration forms are in the back of church and online on the parish website www.themadeleine.edu/faithformation

Parent Meetings—Mandatory

Parents of confirmation student must attend one of the following meetings:

Download registration form

Download Out of Parish Pastor Permission

Download The Madeleine Confirmation schedule (Will be posted when finalized)

Download Central Catholic Confirmation Schedule (Will be posted when finalized)

 

Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults — RCIA

Are you interested in the Catholic Faith? The Madeleine parish will begin a new journey in faith to share the richness of the Catholic Church and our parish family on Sunday September 24th from 9:00 to 9:55 AM in the Fireside room.  We invite you to inquire about the Church and be introduced to some of our parish members. For more information, an explanation of the RCIA program, and/or to register, contact Julie Onderko at the parish office, or by email to jonderko@themadeleine.edu.