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SACRAMENTS & EDUCATION

Passion. Experience. Diligence.

Sacraments and Eduction

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BAPTISMVACATION BIBLE SCHOOL1ST-6TH GRADE RELIGIOUS EDUCATIONFIRST COMMUNION7TH-8TH GRADE FORMATION: EDGE9TH-12TH GRADE FORMATION: LIFE TEENCONFIRMATIONRCIAYOUNG ADULTMATRIMONYVOCATIONSANOINTING OF THE SICKFUNERALS

Christ instituted the sacraments of the new law. There are seven: Baptism, Confirmation (or Chrismation), the Eucharist, Penance, the Anointing of the Sick, Holy Orders and Matrimony. The seven sacraments touch all the stages and all the important moments of Christian life: they give birth and increase, healing and mission to the Christian's life of faith. There is thus a certain resemblance between the stages of natural life and the stages of the spiritual life. CCC #1210


Sacrament

Baptism

 
 

Scripture and Tradition
Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, until the end of the age.” (Matthew 28:19-20)

General Information
In asking that your child be baptized, the Church takes this as a pledge that you are committed to see to it that this Baptism bears fruit. Attendance at a class is necessary before the birth of your first child.

 

CLASS INFORMATION
Classes are held every even month (February, April, June, August, October and December) usually on the first Sunday of each month.

ADMINISTERING THE SACRAMENT
The Baptisms are normally held on the second, third, and fourth Saturday of each month.

CONTACT
Kimberly Clulee
Records Administrator
337-837-1864, ext. 223
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EDUCATION

K-5th Grade Vacation Bible School

General Information
Through educational, spiritual and creative activities children are presented with opportunities to grow in the knowledge of the Catholic Church and in their relationship with Jesus.

2017 Vacation Bible School Announcement:
As part of our mission to be a stronger and more effective community of disciples, our team has decided to restructure our Vacation Bible School program. Due to staff changes and circumstances we will take this year off from VBS. We truly appreciate your understanding and continued support of our mission. We are in planning sessions for our 2018 session, please stay tuned for more information.

CONTACT
Cristy Savoie
Faith Formation 1st-6th, Director
337-837-1864, ext. 225
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education

1st-6th Grade Religious Education

 
 

Scripture and Tradition
Our generation will show that it can rise to the promise found in each young person when we know how to give them space. This means that we have to create the material and spiritual conditions for their full development; to give them a solid basis on which to build their lives; to guarantee their safety and their education to be everything they can be; to pass on to them lasting values that make life worth living; to give them a transcendent horizon for their thirst for authentic happiness and their creativity for the good; to give them the legacy of a world worthy of human life; and to awaken in them their greatest potential as builders of their own destiny, sharing responsibility for the future of everyone. If we can do all this, we anticipate today the future that enters the world through the window of the young. 
Pope Francis 7/22/13, Garden

General Information
The mission of the CCD program is to provide the children of Sacred Heart with a foundation in the Roman Catholic faith including God’s Word, Sacraments, 10 Commandments, prayers, and the tradition of our Catholic faith. All classes are held at St. Cecilia School in Broussard, Louisiana.

Registration is currently closed for the 2017-2018 Formation Year.  If you have any questions please contact Cristy Savoie.

CONTACT
Cristy Savoie
Faith Formation 1st-6th, Director
337-837-1864, ext. 225
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sacrament

First Communion

Scripture and Tradition:
I am the bread of life. Your ancestors ate the manna in the desert, but they died; this is the bread that comes down from heaven so that one may eat it and not die. I am the living bread that came down from heaven; whoever eats this bread will live forever; and the bread that I will give is my flesh for the life of the world.” The Jews quarreled among themselves, saying, “How can this man give us (his) flesh to eat?” Jesus said to them, “Amen, amen, I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you do not have life within you. Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise him on the last day. For my flesh is true food, and my blood is true drink. Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood remains in me and I in him. Just as the living Father sent me and I have life because of the Father, so also the one who feeds on me will have life because of me. This is the bread that came down from heaven. Unlike your ancestors who ate and still died, whoever eats this bread will live forever.
(John 6:46-58)

General Information
Preparation for First Eucharist is separate from, and in addition to religious education classes which occur either in a Catholic school or through our parish religious education program for public school students. The program is typically done in a child’s second grade year. Preparation of older children is done through a process of Christian Initiation for Children, and the Director of Faith Formation is to be contacted about these special needs.

Registration is currently closed for the 2017-2018 Formation Year.  If you have any questions please contact Cristy Savoie.

CONTACT
Cristy Savoie
Faith Formation 1st-6th, Director
337-837-1864, ext. 225
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EDUCATION

7th-8th Grade Formation: EDGE

Edge is a Middle School Catechetical Formation Program designed to meet the psychological, social, catechetical and emotional needs of middle school students.  Our goal at Sacred Heart is to allow our middle schoolers to begin the steps to start the journey of taking ownership of their faith and to build a strong community around them.

Edge Middle School Ministry is open to all public and private school 7th and 8th grade students. Edge meets Monday evenings in the PLC from 4:45 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Edge creates a foundation of faith with a large and small group community to support the middle school students on their journey of evangelization of faith and establishing a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.

CONTACT
Jake  Etcheverria
Youth and Young Adult, Coordinator
337-837-1864, ext. 280
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EDUCATION

9th-12th Grade Formation: Life Teen

As a Eucharist-centered movement within the Roman Catholic Church, Sacred Heart Life Teen leads teenagers and their families into a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ and His Church. With the Blessed Virgin Mary as our intercessor and guide, Life Teen seeks to unleash the fullness of the Sacramental power present within the young Church.

Life Teen High School Ministry is open to all public and private high school students in grades 9th through 12th. Life Teen meets Sundays starting with 5:00pm mass and Life Night to follow until 8:00pm in the PLC. Life Teen assists teens in taking ownership of their faith, preparing them for a lifelong relationship with Jesus Christ.

CONTACT
Jake  Etcheverria
Youth and Young Adult, Coordinator
337-837-1864, ext. 280
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Sacrament

Confirmation

Scripture and Tradition:
Now when the apostles in Jerusalem heard that Samaria had accepted the word of God, they sent them Peter and John, who went down and prayed for them, that they might receive the holy Spirit, for it had not yet fallen upon any of them; they had only been baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus. Then they laid hands on them and they received the Holy Spirit.
Acts 8:14-17

Baptism, the Eucharist, and the Sacrament of Confirmation together constitute the “Sacraments of Christian Initiation,” whose unity must be safeguarded. It must be explained to the faithful that the reception of the Sacrament of Confirmation is necessary for the completion of baptismal grace. For “by 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. 
CCC #1285

General Information
Confirmation is traditionally made during the 11th grade school year.  Confirmation meets every second Sunday from September through April, from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the PLC.  If you have already completed your junior year of high school please reference the RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults) formation ministry. 

Requirements
Students must have attended previous Catechetical Formation from either a Catholic Church or Catholic School. 
Student will attend one of three parish retreats offered by Sacred Heart of Jesus.
Regularly attend the Confirmation Formation every second Sunday of the month September through April. 
Non-Catholic Private and Public School students will attend Life Teen weekly.

Confirmation Formation is currently closed for the 2017-2018 Formation Year.  For questions, please contact Jake Etcheverria.

 

CONTACT
Jake  Etcheverria
Youth and Young Adult, Coordinator
337-837-1864, ext. 280
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Education and sacrament

RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults/Adult Sacramental Formation)

General Information
The Catholic Church welcomes new members and tries to provide appropriate spiritual formation according to each person’s needs. Some who come to us have had little or no affiliation with, or religious training in, the Christian faith. Others have been baptized and have been active members of other Christian denominations. The process of formation is called the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA). RCIA is a communal process and involves a number of stages which lead the unbaptized to the sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation and First Eucharist at the Easter Vigil, at which time they become full members of the Roman Catholic Church. The entire process takes several months or, for some, a few years, but participants are invited to proceed at a pace that individually suits them.

CONTACT
Paul Hood
Evangelization, Director
337-837-1864, ext. 299
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EDUCATION

Young Adult

General Information
Sacred Heart has a passion for leading everyone into a deeper encounter with Jesus Christ.  The Young Adult Ministries of Sacred Heart exists to provide a communal life, prayer, and formation for those 18 to 30 of age. Our gatherings range from community dinner, guys/girls night out, prayer opportunities and catechetical formation.   

To learn more please contact Jake Etcheverria


CONTACT
Jake Etcheverria
Youth and Young Adult, Coordinator
337-837-1864, ext. 299
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education and sacrament

Matrimony

Scripture and Tradition
But from the beginning of creation, ‘God made them male and female. For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother (and be joined to his wife), and the two shall become one flesh.’ So they are no longer two but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, no human being must separate.
Mark 10:6-9

Sacred Scripture begins with the creation of man and woman in the image and likeness of God and concludes with a vision of “the wedding-feast of the Lamb.” Scripture speaks throughout of marriage and its “mystery,” its institution and the meaning God has given it, its origin and its end, its various realizations throughout the history of salvation, the difficulties arising from sin and its renewal “in the Lord” in the New Covenant of Christ and the Church.
CCC #1602

General Information
Marriage is a covenant of love and a sacramental bond between a woman and a man. It is also a legal contract. Both the state and the church, therefore, have laws and policies relating to marriage. State requirements may be discovered by contacting the Clerk of Court’s office. All couples wishing to celebrate the sacrament of Matrimony at Sacred Heart of Jesus are required to participate in a marriage preparation program. The complete details of preparing for this sacrament will be discussed at your first interview. This interview should be scheduled at least six months prior to your intended date of marriage. This is the policy of the parish as well as the Diocese of Lafayette. Weddings are scheduled either on Friday evenings, Saturday mornings, or Saturday afternoons no later than 1:30 p.m. No Saturday evening weddings.

CONTACT
Kimberly Cluelee
Records, Administrator
337-837-1864, ext. 223
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sacrament

Vocations

Scripture and Tradition
Jesus went around to all the towns and villages, teaching in their synagogues, proclaiming the gospel of the kingdom, and curing every disease and illness. At the sight of the crowds, His heart was moved with pity for them because they were troubled and abandoned, like sheep without a shepherd. Then He said to His disciples, “The harvest is abundant but the laborers are few; so ask the master of the harvest to send out laborers for his harvest.” Then He summoned His twelve disciples and gave them authority over unclean spirits to drive them out and to cure every disease and every illness.
(Matthew 9:35-10:1)

Holy Orders is the Sacrament through which the mission entrusted by Christ to His Apostles continues to be exercised in the Church until the end of time: thus it is the Sacrament of Apostolic Ministry. It includes three degrees: Episcopate, Presbyterate, and Diaconate.
(CCC #1536)

General Information
If you would like to inquire about becoming a Roman Catholic Priest or Deacon or to become a religious sister or brother, please contact the parish office.

CONTACT
Kimberly Clulee
Records, Administrator
337-837-1864, ext. 223
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sacrament

Anointing of the Sick

Scripture and Tradition
Is anyone among you sick? He should summon the presbyters of the Church, and they should pray over him and anoint (him) with oil in the name of the Lord, and the prayer of faith will save the sick person, and the Lord will raise him up. If he has committed any sins, he will be forgiven.
James 5:14-15

By the sacred anointing of the sick and the prayer of the priests, the whole Church commends those who are ill to the suffering and glorified Lord, that He may raise them up and save them and indeed she exhorts them to contribute to the good of the People of God by freely uniting themselves to the Passion and Death of Christ. 
CCC #1499

General Information
Contact the parish office when there is a need for the anointing of the sick for yourself or a loved one. If you are needing access to a priest during non-operating hours please call the 337-837-1864 and press 1.

CONTACT
Colette Anzalone
Ministry and Volunteer, Coordinator
337-837-1864, ext. 227
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RITE

Funerals

Scripture and Tradition
I, John, saw a new heaven and a new earth.  The former heaven and the former earth had passed away, and the sea was no more.  I also saw the holy city, a new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.

I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, "Behold, God's dwelling is with the human race.  He will dwell with them and they will be His people and God himself will always be with them as their God.  He will wipe every tear from their eyes, and there shall be no more death or mourning, wailing or pain, for the old order has passed away.

Revelation 21:1-5

General Information
We are sorry for your loss; we are here to serve you through this very difficult time. Our parish is able to assist you with making arrangements for the funeral and burial service, including help with cemetery and mausoleum reservations.

CONTACT
Colette Anzalone
Ministry and Volunteer, Coordinator
337-837-1864, ext. 227
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