Grace and Peace to You from the St. Helen Disciples & Apostles team.
Teens who are enrolled in 6th-8th grade or as high school freshmen, sophomores, or juniors and have not yet received the Sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation, and/or 1st Eucharist; St. Helen offers a 2-year program designed to prepare them for the sacraments of Baptism, c, and/or Confirmation. The first year of our sacramental preparation, the teens are considered Disciples, and the second year, the teens are Apostles. The two-year sacramental preparation includes weekly Mass, EDGE/Life Nights, Tuesday classes, and a retreat.
The Diocese of Phoenix requirements for those receiving the Sacraments of Initiation states that each teen must display an openness of heart through:
- Mass attendance
- Consistent attendance at formation sessions
- Participation in a retreat
- Willingness to participate in community service
If your child is in grade 6th, 7th, 8th grade in the fall of 2019, your child will register for Sacrament Preparation and EDGE.
If your child is in grade 9th, 10th, or 11th grade in the fall of 2019, your child will register for Sacrament Preparation and LIFE TEEN.