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Children's Faith Formation 

 

Elementary Faith Formation classes are offered for Kindergarten through Fifth Grades and take place on Sundays, 10:30-11:30am in the St. Bridget Elementary School. We are using the Loyola Press Finding God curriculum for the 2024-25 year. Classes begin Sunday, September 8th, 2024 and run through Sunday, May 4 2025. If you have any questions about our programs, please contact Michael Mitchell, Director of Religious Education.  Email:  mmitchell@saintbridgetchurch.org; phone:  804-525-7903.

Registration for 2024-2025 Faith Formation classes will open July 1, 2024. Check back here for the registration link.

Faith Formation Parent Handbook: HANDBOOK

Loyola Press Finding God Parent Resources: AT-HOME RESOURCES

 

Sacramental Preparation: First Reconciliation and First Holy Communion

 

Please continue praying for our children as they learn and grow with the sacraments. The greatest gift we can give our children is their faith in Christ. Preparation for First Reconciliation and First Holy Communion is open to all St. Bridget children who are in the 2nd grade. All baptized children must prepare for First Reconciliation before preparation for First Holy Communion.

Sacramental preparation is a combination of at-home reading & activities and in-person parish sessions. We are using the Dynamic Catholic books, Blessed First Reconciliation and Blessed First Communion, in our preparation this year.

Children must also be enrolled in Faith Formation classes or attend a Catholic school during their preparation.

In addition, families should be registered members of the St. Bridget Parish. You can register as a parishioner HERE.

Orientation for Sacramental preparation takes place on Sunday, October 6th, 2024. Please contact Michael Mitchell, Director of Religious Education, at mmitchell@saintbridgetchurch.org or (804) 525-7903.

Registration for 2024-2025 Sacramental Preparation opens July 1, 2024. Check back here for registration link.

Dynamic Catholic Blessed curriculum: RESOURCES

 

A typical year of Sacramental Preparation includes the following:

Sacramental Preparation Orientation

First Reconciliation

  • At-Home Blessed First Reconciliation book to be completed
  • Two Parent sessions focused on Reconciliation, discussion and review (at the parish, one hour each)
  • First Reconciliation Retreat for family (at the parish, two hours)
  • Celebration of First Reconciliation – March

First Holy Communion

  • At-Home Blessed First Communion book to be completed
  • Two Parent sessions focused on Communion, discussion and review (at the parish, one hour each)
  • First Communion Retreat for family (at the parish, two hours)
  • Celebration of First Holy Communion – May

“Let the little children come to me, and do not stop them; for it is to such as these that the kingdom of heaven belongs” (Mt 19:14).

Contact Info

Saint Bridget Catholic Church
6006 Three Chopt Road
Richmond, Virginia 23226

Office & Clergy: (804) 282-9511
Fax: (804) 285-7227
parishmail@saintbridgetchurch.org

Office Hours
Mon-Fri: 9 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.

Mass Schedule

Monday - Saturday: 8 a.m.

Sunday Masses
7:30 a.m.
9:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m.

+Saturday Vigil: 5:30 PM

 

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