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Download Registration Form

Students in all grades (K-10) may use this form to register for the relgious education program.  Please complete the form as completely as possible and return it, along with your registration fee, by mail or you can drop it in the Sunday offertory basket.


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Ila Lamsargis

Religious Education Coordinator
Grades K-6

Miss Melinda Riley
Religious Education Coordinator
Grades 7-10
Confirmation Program
(608) 228-8011

 2013-14 Pre-K to Grade 6 Class Schedule Minimize

September 2013 - 15, 22

October, 2013 - 6, 13, 20

November, 2013 - 3, 10, 17

December, 2013 - 1, 8, 15

January, 2014 - 5, 12, 19

February, 2014 - 2, 9, 16

March, 2014 - 2, 9, 16

April, 2014 - 6, 13


First Reconciliation will be celebrated at the Waterloo Campus on Wednesday, December 11, 2013.
Practice for First Communion will take place at 6:30 pm on April 30th in Waterloo.  The Sacrament will be celebrated at the 8:30 am Mass on Sunday, May 4, 2014 at the Waterloo Campus.


 2013-14 Grades 7-12 Class Schedule Minimize

September, 2013 - 18, 25

October, 2013 -
2, 9, 30

November, 2013 - 6, 13, 20

December, 2012 - 4, 18

January, 2014 - 8, 22, 29

February, 2014 - 5, 12, 19

March, 2014 - 5, 12, 19

April, 2014 - 9, 16, 23

 For Grades K-6 Minimize

Welcome to another exciting year of religious education!  A reminder to all parents that you need to complete a registration form for the RE program.  If you are in need of a registration form, you can download one here.  You can email it back to me, or you can return it when you come to Mass.

The parish is also conducting a new census.  All parishioners need to complete a census form to become members of Holy Family.  If you need to complete a form, you can download one on the homepage of the web site and return to me or put in the collection basket.

This year, we will be combining our program.  All students in grades K-6 will be invited to participate in RE at the Marshall Campus.  

The usual fee of $25.00 will be charged per student.  Children outside of the parish will be accepted into the program for a registration fee of $50.00 per student.  Checks can be made payable to Holy Family Parish.

Please check in often for updates to the K-6 program.  Looking forward to working with you and your children again this year!


-Mrs. Ila Lamsargis

 For Grades 7-12 Minimize

Dear Holy Family Parents,

I want to thank you for giving me the privilege of helping you raise your sons and daughters in our Catholic Faith. I am excited about this opportunity for a number of reasons:

1. I love being Catholic! God has given us amazing riches in Christ and in His Church. I want to help your children discover for themselves the great blessings of being Catholic.

2. We live in a culture that is less and less Christian, and in some arenas is blatantly anti-Christian and anti-Catholic. Today’s Catholic children need to be prepared to defend their faith as they get older. Our youth will be our next generation of Church leaders.

3. Pope Benedict XVI has called us to The Year of Faith. As we all explore our Catholic faith as adults, we have opportunities to come together cross-generationally through our common faith.

My goals for the year are:

1. Our youth will grow in their relationship with God and their understanding of the Church.

2. Our youth will begin to meet the catechetical standards promulgated by Bishop Morlino. (I’ve attached the diocesan 7th Grade standards as an example for everyone to look at. Since we are just beginning the implementation of these new standards, it may take a few years before we can realistically achieve them.)

3. Our youth will grow in Faith and Love. The Scriptures tell us, “If I…can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but have not love, I am nothing” (I Corinthians 13). As our knowledge and faith deepen, so should our love for God and for others.

4. Our youth will have fun in our group and want to learn and grow.

I’ll have more specific details regarding curriculum and standards, and our catechetical team members, on our first night, October 10th. If you have questions or concerns, or you’d like to help on Wednesday nights, please contact me! I prefer email to phone calls, but both are ok. 

Thanks Again!!
Melinda Riley





 About the Sacrament of Confirmation Minimize

The Sacrament of Confirmation is the third of the Sacraments of Initiation. This Sacrament completes a Catholic’s initiation into the Church.

The Sacrament of Confirmation is celebrated as needed at the parish. The last time the Sacrament was celebrated was in May, 2011. We are usually clustered with other parishes in the Diocese. Preparation for Confirmation takes place during Religious Education classes and ordinarily encompasses grades 10 and 11. However, in order to reach the desired number of candidates for conferral of the Sacrament as required by the Diocese, grade 9 may also be included in the program. For adults requiring the Sacrament of Confirmation, please see our section on R.C.I.A. – the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults.

In the Old Testament the prophets announced that the Spirit of the Lord would rest on the awaited Messiah and on the entire messianic people. The whole life and mission of Jesus were carried out in total communion with the Holy Spirit. The apostles received the Holy Spirit at Pentecost and proclaimed “the great works of God” (Acts 2:11). They gave the gift of the same Spirit to the newly baptized by the laying on of hands. Down through the centuries, the Church has continued to live by the Spirit and to impart him to her children.

It is called Chrismation (in the Eastern Churches: Anointing with holy myron or chrism) because the essential rite of the sacrament is anointing with chrism. It is called Confirmation because it confirms and strengthens baptismal grace.

The essential rite of Confirmation is the anointing with Sacred Chrism (oil mixed with balsam and consecrated by the bishop), which is done by the laying on of the hand of the minister who pronounces the sacramental words proper to the rite. In the West this anointing is done on the forehead of the baptized with the words, “Be sealed with the gift of the Holy Spirit”. In the Eastern Churches of the Byzantine rite this anointing is also done on other parts of the body with the words, “The seal of the gift of the Holy Spirit”.

The effect of Confirmation is a special outpouring of the Holy Spirit like that of Pentecost. This outpouring impresses on the soul an indelible character and produces a growth in the grace of Baptism. It roots the recipient more deeply in divine sonship, binds him more firmly to Christ and to the Church and reinvigorates the gifts of the Holy Spirit in his soul. It gives a special strength to witness to the Christian faith.

Only those already baptized can and should receive this sacrament which can be received only once. To receive Confirmation efficaciously the candidate must be in the state of grace.

The original minister of Confirmation is the bishop. In this way the link between the confirmed and the Church in her apostolic dimension is made manifest. When a priest confers this sacrament, as ordinarily happens in the East and in special cases in the West, the link with the bishop and with the Church is expressed by the priest who is the collaborator of the bishop and by the Sacred Chrism, consecrated by the bishop himself.

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