Education

Adult Faith Formation

Rites of Christian Initiation of Adults (R.C.I.A.)

Adults seeking initiation into the Church participate in the R.C.I.A. process, beginning with a period of inquiry and leading to the celebration of Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist. Adults already baptized in other Christian denominations also participate in the R.C.I.A. process. The formal process begins prior to Lent, culminating at the Easter Vigil.

Contact Deacon Ernie Kociemba, R.C.I.A. Coordinator, for more information.

Sacramental Preparation

Baptism

Baptisms can be celebrated all Sundays of the church year except during Lent. A baptismal preparation class schedule will be available monthly by calling the Parish Center at 320-256-4207.

 

Communion

Communion is celebrated during all Masses and is also available to the home bound by contacting the Parish Office at 320-256-4207.

For a timeline of the First Reconciliation and First Eucharist, please visit the Youth Faith Formation page. 
 

Confirmation

Young adults in their junior year (11th grade) of high school are candidates for the Sacrament of Confirmation.
Faith Formation classes in grades 7-10 are considered essential preparation.

For a timeline of the Confirmation Preparation, please visit the Youth Faith Formation page.

Marriage

Couples planning to celebrate marriage are required to contact the parish at least six months before setting a wedding date. Sponsor Couples are trained to help engaged couples in the marriage preparation process to evaluate their relationship and preparations for marriage.

Marriage Preparation

Youth Faith Formation

Youth Ministry

St. Mary's Catholic School

320 5th Ave SE, Melrose, MN 56352  

St. John's-St. Andrew's Catholic School

PO Box 120, 121 2 Ave. N, Greenwald, MN 56335-0120

Church of St. Mary Parish Office
402 2nd St. SE, Melrose, MN 56352  |  Phone: (320) 256-4207  |  Fax: (320) 256-4208
 
Churches of St. Andrew, St. John & St. Michael Parish Office
PO Box 136, 211 2nd Ave. N, Greenwald, MN 56335-0136  |  Phone: (320) 987-3205

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Last update: 11/21/2019