Baptism, Confirmation, Eucharist

Sacraments of Initiation — Baptism, Confirmation, Eucharist

One is fully initiated into our Roman Catholic Faith when all three sacraments have been received.

Baptism

Jesus said: “Go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.”  We first enter the Roman Catholic Community through the sacrament of Baptism.

Baptism – Quick Guidelines

  • Are you registered in the Parish?
  • If not, you do need to worship with us at weekend liturgy for at least 12 weeks.
  • To register, please stop by the church office or CLICK HERE to email us
  • Attend a baptism class and receive your baptism packet.- After the 12 weeks you can attend the next scheduled Baptism Class and receive your Baptism Packet.
  • Godparents need to attend the Baptism Class as well, either here or at their parish.
  • Both Godparents must be Roman Catholic and Confirmed.
  • When the Baptism packet is complete and turned in, your Baptism can be scheduled.
  • Baptisms are scheduled two weekends per month at all the Masses on that weekend.
  • There is a $100 Administrative fee when we schedule.

Questions, please call our Robyn Runco for more information!
(702)871-1904  X 232.  We look forward to serving you.

How do I/we prepare to celebrate the Sacrament of Baptism?

Infant and children under the age of 7 years:
Baptisms of infants and young children are celebrated during our Sunday liturgies twice a month.  We do not celebrate baptisms during the Season of Advent or Lent.

A baptism may not be scheduled until the following requirements are met:

  • The family may choose to register with the parish or not, however are required to worship with us at weekend liturgy for at least 12 weeks.
  • The parents must attend our parish baptism class after fulfilling the requirement above.
  • The godparents must attend a baptism class at their parish or at Christ the King and at both godparents must be Roman Catholic and Confirmed.

Children age 7 and above:
The Rite of Christian Initiation of the Roman Catholic Church asks that those children who have reached age 7 and above be fully initiated into the faith community.  This means they must be prepared to receive Baptism, Confirmation and First Holy Communion at the Easter Vigil.

Requirements:

  • Family must be registered and actively participating in our faith community, this includes regular attendance at our weekend liturgy.
  • Student is attends their age-level Religious Education classes on a regular basis for one year prior to the year they celebrate the sacrament.
  • Student is attending their Sacramental Preparation Class the second year, participating in the scheduled Rites and Sunday dismissals and participating with their parents/guardians in any mandatory family sessions.

Adults  (See RCIA)

First Holy Communion

At the Passover meal Jesus took the bread and said: “Take this and eat, this is my body.”  He then took the cup and said:  “Take this and drink, this is my blood, the blood of the covenant, shed for many for the forgiveness of sins.”

What are the requirements to receive First Holy Communion?

  • Student must be in second grade or above.
  • Family must be registered and actively participating in our faith community, this includes regular attendance at our weekend Liturgy.
  • Student is attending their age-level Religious Education classes on a regular basis for one year prior to the year they celebrate the sacrament.
  • Student is attending their age-level Sacramental Preparation Class the second year and participating with their parents/guardians in any mandatory family sessions.

How do adults prepare to receive this sacrament?

  • Adults who are baptized Roman Catholic refer to “Confirmation.”
  • Adults who were baptized in other Christian Faiths or who have not been baptized see “RCIA.”

Confirmation
“Be sealed with the gift of the Holy Spirit.”  “Peace be with you.”

Teens who are in tenth grade and above may receive this sacrament.  See “High School Youth Ministry” for an explanation of requirements.

What are the requirements for adults who were baptized Catholic?

  • Person must be registered and actively participating in our faith community, this includes regular attendance at our Sunday Liturgy.
  • Person must provide a copy of their baptismal certificate.
  • Person must attend the scheduled Adult Confirmation Sessions on a regular basis and fulfill the requirements outlined at these sessions.

Las Vegas 2017 Simbang Gabi

“SIMBANG GABI” – December 15-23, 2017

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Simbang GabiBACKGROUND: In the Philippines, these novena masses are celebrated in the morning, 4-5am or in the evening 6-7pm. It is also called “Misa de Gallo” (mass when the cock crows) or “Misa de Aguinaldo”. This is a very much desired Filipino religious tradition. Back home, families wake up early, attend Mass and fill many churches. After the liturgy, delicious Filipino food and delicacies are served and shared by families. Thus this Novena becomes both a religious and social gathering.

ACTIVITIES: In the Las Vegas valley, “Simbang Gabi 2017” is celebrated in different parishes at their regular mass time, as published in parish bulletins. Parishioners are invited to attend and participate the novena. The Pastor/Associate at the assigned parish may preside the liturgy. Visiting priests may be welcome to concelebrate. The readings of the day are read and proclaimed. A simple reception/fellowship takes place after mass.
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SCHEDULE of Mass/Novena: Dates, Time and Places
Simbang Gabi 2017

1. December 15, Friday – 8:00AM at Christ the King
4925 S. Torrey Pines Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89118

2. December 16, Saturday – 5:30PM at St Francis of Assisi
2300 Sunridge Heights Pkwy, Henderson, NV 89052

3. December 17, Sunday – Two Churches

  1. a) 12:30PM at Holy Spirit
    5959 S. Hualapai Way, Las Vegas, NV 89148
  2. b) 5:00PM at Saint Bridget*
    220 N. 14th Street, Las Vegas, NV 89101

4. December 18, Monday – 6:00PM at Saint John Neumann
2575 W. El Campo Grande Ave., North Las Vegas, NV 89031

5. December 19, Tuesday – Two Churches

  1. a) 8:00AM at Saint Joseph, HOM
    7260 W Sahara Ave., Las Vegas, NV 89117
  2. b) 7:00PM at Our Lady of Las Vegas*
    3050 Alta Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89107

6. December 20, Wednesday – 6:00PM at St Elizabeth Ann
Seton – 1811 Pueblo Vista Dr, Las Vegas, NV 89128

7. December 21, Thursday – 6:00PM at St Peter the Apostle
204 South Boulder Hwy, Henderson, NV 89105

8. December 22, Friday – 7:00PM at Saint Anne
1901 South Maryland Pkwy, Las Vegas, NV 89104

9. December 23, Saturday – 8:00AM at Saint Joan of Arc
315 S. Casino Center Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89101

NOTE: * Two parishes have evening masses from December 15 to 23, 2016. For correct & exact times, please call their parish offices: Our Lady of Las Vegas – (702) 870-2767 and Saint Bridget – (702) 384-3382.
Released: Fr. Manny Guico, Rev. 10-29-2017/rsjurani

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