A quote from our Patron Saint of Confirmation, St. Madeleine Sophie Barat.
“We possess within ourselves all the gifts of the Holy Spirit: we have been clothed with them by the sacrament of Confirmation. But it is for us to develop them and make them bear fruit. Let us work then with courage and perseverance at the task of our perfection. Let us ask the Holy Spirit, above all, for the gift of fortitude so necessary in order to fulfill our vocation.”
Please contact Ann LaBeck for fore information.
A number of Catholics missed out on the preparation for Confirmation as teenagers, or have perhaps been away from Church and are now being drawn to a fuller and deeper relationship with God through their faith. Confirmation is the Sacrament that completes the Sacraments of Initiation (Baptism, Eucharist, and Confirmation) into the Church.
Adult Confirmation Testimonies:
During the preparation of confirmation class, it gave me a chance to think about my baptismal promise and about what it means to me in my life as a Christian. The most memorable part of the Rite is that I’ve been blessed with oil on the forehead by the bishop. Ever since that moment, I began to feel closer to God and to grow up spiritually. Also, I have found myself praying more. Nowadays, I’m more aware of the Holy Spirit’s presence in my life and I feel very blessed by God. God bless you. ~Hannah, confirmed spring 2010
If you were not ready for Confirmation as a High School student, we are still here for you! Here is a testimonial from a recent Confirmandi:
Are you thinking about Adult Confirmation? Is Confirmation something that you think you should have or experienced in High School and believe you are the only one who didn’t follow the “normal path time frame for Confirmation”? Are you thinking you don’t know if you have the answers or can even articulate the questions in the exploration of your faith? Then adult confirmation is for you!I have been active in the parish since we moved to Bellevue with our daughter ten years ago. This year Jo David ask me to consider becoming a Eucharistic Minister and she learned that I was not Confirmed. As a result of her discovering this I received an email inviting me to the 2012 Adult Confirmation sessions. Knowing Confirmation was something that had been in the back of my mind for years and I not knowing what steps to take to make this happen it this was the blessing and nudge that I needed. I walked into the classroom in January and have enjoyed every minute of the preparation and spiritual growth that followed. I met amazing members of our parish community of all ages and backgrounds – some like me others not and ALL have become amazing friends. The fellowship, comradely and questioning that resulted from our preparation has lead to so much growth and learning that words cannot express. If you are reading this and in any way it touches your heart… walk through that door in January you will be ever so glad you did. I am.
Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA)
Are you interested in the Catholic faith? We most often have a group of people forming in September and receiving the Sacraments of Initiation around Easter of the following year. There are additional opportunities to become connected with the Church throughout the year. We welcome an opportunity to visit with you and discuss your hopes for your faith journey. Please contact Ann Kareta our RCIA Coordinator.
If you are planning a wedding, please contact the church at least six months in advance of the date you have in mind. It is most efficient to contact the church BEFORE making reception commitments. In this way a couple may be made aware of the dates and times available for weddings, whether a Mass or the wedding ceremony itself.
The wedding preparation itself consists of the taking of a Catholic assessment, after the results of this assessment have been processed, a feedback session is scheduled. The option is available for instruction is a weekend retreat called Engaged Encounter.
We can facilitate all of this for couples living in the parish and being married at another Catholic Church as well as those wishing to be married at St. Madeleine’s. Please keep in mind that it is not possible for a priest or deacon of this archdiocese to preside at a wedding outdoors or at a location other than a Catholic Church.
Please contact Ann Kareta at 425-747-6770 ext 103 or email@example.com
The Sacrament of the Sick is administered after the 9:00 am weekday Mass on the first Friday of every month. Visits and communion to the sick or homebound are part of our pastoral care ministry.
Eastside Catholic Hospital Ministry covers all calls for Sacramental attention during evening and weekend hours. You may access the Chaplain’s office by calling 206-748-1500.