We are happy to know that you are ready to prepare for your child’s baptism! We are here to help. First, schedule an appointment with Fr. Ed, 615-550-2832, then, you must attend a Baptism Preparation Class. Our classes are held monthly throughout the year. Families do not need to register for the class, just come in on the day of the class.
Baptism Preparation Classes in Spanish
Contact Deacon Rafael, moc.nilknarFpilihPtSs@leafaRnocaeD.
Baptism Preparation Classes in English
Mike and Lucy Quillin, moc.nilknarFpilihPtS@perPmsitpaB.
We will be conducting our English language baptism preparation classes via Zoom. There is no charge for the book. Classes are scheduled on the following dates:
- September 13
- October 4
- November 1
- December 6
Please complete the registration below and you will receive the login information for the class as well as information about picking up the resource book that you will use for the class.
Reconciliation (Confession) Times
English: Saturday, 4:00-5:00 pm, or other times by calling Father Ed, 615-550-2832, or Father Bolster, 615-550-2833.
Spanish: Thursday, 6:00-7:00pm, or other times by calling Father Bolster, 615-550-2833.
First Reconciliation occurs during the second grade for children, or in conjunction with RCIA.
Guide to Confession | Examination of Conscience
Assistant Director of Formation of the Young Church
Appropriate Sacramental Formation is critical to the proper reception and life-long practice of the Sacraments. To that end, all students wishing to receive any sacrament must attend Religious Education Faith Formation classes for the two years prior to the sacrament being received with a minimum of 75% attendance.
During the first and second year, Catechesis of the Good Shepherd, Level II students prepare for and celebrate the sacraments of Reconciliation and Eucharist for the first time. Parents have an important role in the preparation for these sacraments; and are asked to attend the 6 mandatory Meditation Series evenings with their child. All meetings will be hosted by Michaela Miller, CGS Coordinator, and are held for the purpose of presenting talks on the respective Sacraments, and all details related to the Sacraments. Parents are also encouraged to attend Adult Faith Formation as they continue their own faith formation journey.
Director of Formation of the Young Church
Confirmation Preparation is a 2 year process at St. Philip. All middle school students age 12 and over must complete both years of Confirmation preparation at St. Philip, regardless of their grade. Confirmation 1 and Confirmation 2 students are asked to attend weekly Faith Formation sessions on Sunday at 9:30am or 11:15am (in Spanish) or Wednesdays at 5:00pm with a minimum of 75% of attendance. During these sessions, first year, Confirmation 1, students and parents explore the beauty of Theology of the Body for Middle Schoolers; second year, Confirmation 2, students and parents delve into the Sacrament of Confirmation and what it means to be Catholic.
- Confirmation 1 students are also required to complete 10 service hours (5 for the community and 5 for the church) and attend the diocesan Sealed retreat.
- Confirmation 2 students are required to complete 20 service hours (10 for the community and 10 for church), attend Sealed Retreat and Youth 2000.
Teens who have not yet received the sacraments of First Reconciliation, First Eucharist, or Confirmation should contact Julianne Staley, 615-550-2838, to assess what additional formation may be required. Parents are also encouraged to attend Adult Faith Formation as they continue their own faith formation journey.
Marriages must be scheduled with Father Ed, 615-550-2832. Four months notice required. Couple must attend the Diocesan preparation program. To talk with someone about the program, call the Engaged Couple Formation Office, 615-383-6393.