"Baptism, the Eucharist, and the sacrament of Confirmation together constitute the "sacraments of initiation," whose unity must be safeguarded. It must be explained to the faithful that the reception of the sacrament is necessary for the completion of Baptismal grace. For the sacrament of Confirmation, the baptized are more perfectly bound to the Church and are enriched with a special strength of the Holy Spirit. Hence they are, as true witnesses of Christ, more strictly obliged to spread and defend the faith by word and deed."
--Catechism of the Catholic Church, #1285
For children, Confirmation preparation is a two year process normally coinciding with 7th and 8th grades. In addition, the child must be enrolled in either (1) a Catholic school or (2) our regional Sunday religious education program. Those children wishing to be confirmed must also formally enroll in our Confirmation Preparation Program by contacting our Confirmation coordinator Ms. Anna Albrittain on 301.934.2261 ext. 105 or by clicking here. The cost is $100 per year per student.
For adults, please call Mr. William Wannall on 301.934.2261, ext. 107 to enroll in the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA). Classes are held every Tuesday, September through May, from 7-8:30pm.
Registration now open
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Sacred Heart Catholic Church
P.O. Box 1390
201 St. Mary's Avenue
La Plata, MD 20646
Weekend Mass Schedule
Saturday Vigil: 5:00pm
Sunday: 7:00am, 9:00am, 12:00pm (Sacred Heart)
8:00am (Mt. Carmel Monastery)
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