Holy Communion

Mass Times

All times listed are in Central Time (CST)

 

Sunday

Main Church
7:00 AM
9:00 AM
11:00 AM
1:00 PM (Spanish)
6:00 PM

 

Monday

Our Lady of the Angels Chapel
9:00 AM

 

Tuesday

Our Lady of the Angels Chapel
9:00 AM
6:45PM

 

Wednesday

Main Church
6:00 AM
9:00 AM

 

Thursday

Our Lady of the Angels Chapel
9:00 AM
6:45 PM

 

Friday

Our Lady of the Angels Chapel
9:00 AM

 

Saturday

Our Lady of the Angels Chapel
10:00 AM Daily Mass

 

Main Church
5:00 PM Vigil

 

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1st Communion for Children

St. Anthony of Padua’s Sacrament Preparation program is a collaboration between our Parish, the Family and the Child.

Is your child ready?

There is no rush to get started if your child or your family isn’t ready. We can always take the year to ease into it. What does it mean to be “ready” for Sac. Prep?

  • Your child has relationship with Jesus, and desires to receive Him sacramentally in the Eucharist.
  • Your child understands sin and desires God’s forgiveness and mercy in the sacrament of Holy Confession.
  • Your child was BAPTIZED in the Roman Catholic Church, and you can produce the baptismal certificate at time of registration (along with your child’s birth certificate).
  • Your child is at least 7 years old at the time Sac. Prep begins in September.
  • Your child has good attendance in faith formation classes, or Catholic School, and will attend grade-level formation again beginning in the fall.

Is your family ready?

There are no conveyor belts to Heaven or the sacraments! Just because your child meets the above requirements, this year is not the right year for your family if you cannot answer “YES!” to the following questions:

  • Do you attend Holy Mass every single Sunday and Holy Day of Obligation?
    If you attend occasionally or even monthly, then you are not ready to start the process for First Holy Communion for your child. Jesus commands us to Keep Holy the Sabbath and to worship God in Holy Mass every Sunday and Holy Day of Obligation. It is a mortal sin to miss Mass on Sundays. 
  • Do you go to sacramental Confession at least once a year?
    The Church requires yearly Confessions of all her members. Too many high school students (over 60%) have not gone to Confession since their first time. This is a tragedy, but one that we cannot blame on the kids.
  • Do you pray regularly at home?
    Jesus Christ is not a teacher, wise man, or prophet. He is our Lord and Savior. What is the purpose of Holy Communion if we do not have living faith in Jesus at home?
  • Are you able to attend the monthly Family Sessions alongside weekly faith formation and our Holy Communion Catechism lessons taught at home?
    Sometimes our schedules get crazy depending on the year and what activities our kids are involved in. Sac. Prep is a priority over sports, band, and other things. If this year is too full that you cannot make it a priority, then let’s look at next year.
  • Can the parent and child understand the content presented in the family sessions?
    Our Family Sessions are only offered in ENGLISH. The parent and child must be able to attend and understand the content presented in these family sessions to complete the program. Please consider this before registering your child at St Anthony.

 

If you answered “No” to any question above, then let’s devise together the best way forward that meets the needs of your family and upholds the dignity and power of the Sacraments. Jesus Christ desires you to know and love Him, to receive His free gift of salvation through faith, and to be not only in touch with Him, but in communion, in holy intimacy with Him.

Leslie Bevilacqua
Sacramental Preparation & RCIA for Children Coordinator (Bilingüe)

832-482-4062

lbevilacqua@ap.church

Diane Czerniak
Manager of Children’s Faith Formation & Sacraments

832-482-4037

dczerniak@ap.church

1st Communion for Teens

First Communion Preparation for Teens in 9th-12th Grade. Our Sacramental Preparation program prepares teens over a two year period.

Preparación de primera comunión para adolescentes en 9no a 12mo grado. Nuestro programa de Preparación Sacramental prepara a los adolescentes durante un período de dos años.

9TH GRADE

Those who have completed one year of EDGE or Catholic School (8th Grade) will register for Life Teen (9th Grade) or attend Catholic School AND attend Sacramental Preparation programming.

Aquellos que han completado un año de EDGE o Escuela Católica (Grado 8) se registrarán para Life Teen (Grado 9) o asistir a la escuela católica y asistir a la programación Preparación Sacramental.

10TH-12TH GRADE

Sacramental Preparation will be through our Teen Confirmation Program. Participants will receive their First Reconciliation, First Communion, and Confirmation.

La Preparación Sacramental será a través de nuestro Programa de Confirmación para Adolescentes. Los participantes recibirán su Primera Reconciliación, Primera Comunión y Confirmación.

Shelly Wilson
Manager of Youth Ministry & Confirmation

832-482-4136

swilson@ap.church

Angie Muckenthaler
Confirmation/Youth Ministry Assistant

amuckenthaler@ap.church

 1st Communion for Adults

Sacramental Preparation will be through our Adult Confirmation Program – Participants will receive their First Reconciliation, First Communion, and Confirmation. During the Fall Semester, Adult Confirmation preparation is offered through an 8-10 week course. What you need:

  • Must be at least 18 years old AND graduated from High School.
  • Have already received the Sacrament of Baptism in the Catholic Church.
  • Do not have any marriage impediments (see here for clarification).
  • Are growing in their personal relationship with Jesus Christ.

 

***You will need to provide a recently issued copy of your baptismal certificate dated within the last 6 months. Please call the church that you were baptized at and ask them to “re-issue” your baptismal certificate.

Katie Krall
Manager of Adult Faith Formation & Sacraments

kkrall@ap.church

Adult Confirmation Interest Form Fall 2023 Calendar

Sacramental Preparation registration is only available from August 1st – 31st AND only through receiving a registration link which will be emailed to eligible families. Parents must attend a Parent Meeting to learn more about the program and if your child is eligible to register.

 

Parent Meetings

  • April 21, 2:30PM in Sheltz Fellowship Hall
  • April 21, 4:15PM in Sheltz Fellowship Hall
  • April 22, 5:30PM in Our Lady of the Angels Chapel
  • April 24, 4:45PM in Our Lady of the Angels Chapel