All baptized children from grade two and up who desire to enter into full communion with the Catholic Church with the reception of Eucharist and/or Confirmation are eligible for this program provided that they have successfully completed a minimum of two consecutive years of formation in the Catholic Faith.
Children who are in their second year of Religious Education prepare for this Sacrament of Healing. Parents, as the first teachers of their children, are asked to attend a retreat in February so that together we may guide the children to our loving and forgiving Father.
Children receive this Sacrament of Initiation in May at the conclusion of their second year of Religious Education. During classroom instruction and completed home assignments, children are educated on the Eucharistic Meal as both a Sacrifice and a Celebration and the special gift it is to us. Information and details for this Sacrament will be communicated to the parents by December. Reflection on the Sunday readings at home is encouraged so that the children might come to know our Savior, Jesus Christ.
Confirmation is celebrated in the seventh year of Religious Education. As a reminder of their baptismal commitment, candidates serve their Church, family and community. Candidates study, pray, and reflect during their preparation for this Initiation Sacrament. Attendance at weekly classes and the completion of requirements are an essential part of preparation for Confirmation. An important parent meeting in October covers all necessary information and details pertaining to the preparation and reception of this Sacrament.
If your child might be a candidate for the Sacrament of Confirmation, Please call the Religious Education Office between the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at 305-665-0037.
*You must be a registered parishioner of The Church of the Epiphany.
"The matrimonial covenant, by which a man and a woman establish between themselves a partnership of the whole of life, is by its nature ordered toward the good of the spouses and the procreation and education of offspring; this covenant between baptized persons has been raised by Christ the Lord to the dignity of a sacrament." (Canon 1055)
As a parish, Epiphany Church takes its responsibilities in the preparation and celebration of the sacrament of matrimony very seriously. As a community, we rejoice that you have chosen your parish church for your wedding. We further hope you are taking this momentous step in your lives with joy and with a commitment to share your lives with each other forever.
The Archdiocese of Miami, also vigilant about the seriousness of entering into a lifelong union, has issued special regulations regarding marriage between minors and up to nineteen (19) years of age. Epiphany supports and observes this regulation.
In order to enable the couple to carry out the proper preparation, we require a ten to twelve month period prior to the wedding. When one of our parishioners is ready to set a date for his or her marriage, it will be necessary for the couple to come to the Rectory Office to make their intentions known.
Times of weddings at Epiphany
Epiphany Parish offers a period in which you can come together to learn more about our faith through the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults. This method, (RCIA) is a formation process to prepare adults and persons who have reached the age of reason, to receive the Sacraments of Initiation: Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist.
The RCIA is for:
• Unbaptized adults and young persons who have reached the age of reason and wish to become Catholics.
• Adults baptized in another Christian tradition who are seeking full communion with the Roman Catholic Church and seek the Sacraments of Confirmation and Eucharist.
• Baptized Adults who were baptized as infants in the Catholic Church and now seek the Sacraments of Eucharist and Confirmation.
The spirit and teachings of the Catholic faith are shared in a weekly meeting through dialogue among participants, lay people, and clergy of our parish. The RCIA is a journey that takes us through what we believe as Catholics, how we celebrate those beliefs, and how we live our life to bring us closer to God. In the process, participants get prepared to make the personal decision to receive the Sacraments of Initiation.
Are you interested in becoming a Catholic? Were you baptized Catholic as a child but have not yet celebrated the Sacraments of Confirmation and/or Eucharist? Do you know someone who still has not received their Sacraments of Initiation? If you do, please contact Susana Yllanes for more information at 305-665-0037 – email@example.com