We have made a shift in our Religious Education program at CTK. You might have heard of the Restored Order of the Sacraments of Initiation taking place: Baptism, then Confirmation and Holy Communion. Our primary focus will be to prepare the parents of the children who are to receive Confirmation, then First Communion. As you promised at your children’s baptism, you are to be “the first and best teachers to your children in the ways of the Faith,” and your parish family is ready to assist you in that role. Anticipating the changes, the Family of Faith curriculum from Sophia Institute will be used to assist you in passing along our Catholic Faith to your children.
Reminder: this move to restore the order of the Sacraments of Initiation is required by the Archbishop of Denver. All parishes throughout the Archdiocese (the local church) are undertaking the same task. Confirmation and 1st Communion will now be received in Third grade. In order to teach the children, we will prepare ourselves to deepen our relationship with Jesus Christ through the Church (Catechism of the Catholic Church #1285). We will undergo this shift together with the unifying strength given by the Spirit (Galatians 5: 22-25).
May the Lord bless you and your families as we walk together in the ways of Christ.
Rev. James R. Fox
For more information on the Restored Order of the Sacraments, you can visit the Saints Among Us page at the Archdiocese of Denver, or you can contact the CTK Religious Education office at 303-674-5282.