Bethlehem Faith-Formation and Sacrament Prep (Grades K–4)
Bethlehem is a family faith-formation program that assists parents in preparing their children to live the Catholic faith. The program includes weekly grade-level children’s classes, parent faith-formation sessions, and family sessions.
For those who prefer a “safer-at-home” program, there is a parent-led option that includes a textbook, activity materials, an optional online component, periodic parent meetings, and periodic check-in or review of completed materials.
The Bethlehem program also prepares children to receive the Sacraments of Reconciliation, Confirmation and Eucharist.
Classes meet on Sundays, 11:00 a.m.–12:15 p.m. beginning September 20.
Register for Bethlehem Faith-Formation and Sacrament Prep (Grades K-4) here.
NOTE: The Archdiocese of Denver has instituted the “Restored Order of the Sacraments,” where children normally celebrate their first Reconciliation in 2nd grade, and Confirmation and first Holy Communion in 3rd grade.
Confirmation for 6th–12th Grade
This Confirmation program is for students in grades 6th-12th grade. In the Archdiocese of Denver, we normally celebrate Confirmation in the 3rd grade according to the Restored Order of the Sacraments.
As part of Confirmation prep, 6-12th graders will be asked to participate in the St. Mary youth program (either Nazareth middle school or Emmaus high school) in order to further help integrate them and their family at St. Mary’s parish.
Additionally, teens and parents will be asked to attend a once-a-month supplemental class on a Sunday from 11:00am -12:30pm.
You can register for the program here!
We are excited to celebrate your child’s Baptism at St. Mary Parish! Any child under the age of seven years can be baptized by the faith of his or her parents. Parents and Godparents must have attended a Baptism prep class within the last two years.
We invite you to download our Baptism Preparation brochure here.
Will you be godparents for an upcoming baptism? Download our Godparent Eligibility Form here.
If you are looking for a baptismal record, please contact the parish office at 303.798.8506.
Becoming Catholic: RCIA
Are You Looking For Information On Becoming Catholic?
Perhaps you, your spouse, a family member, or a friend are feeling called by God to become a member of His beloved Church. The ancient initiation process of the Catholic (aka “universal”) Church is called the Rite of Christian Initiation (RCIA).
This process is for anyone who wants to become a member of the Church through the sacraments and also for those individuals who need to complete their Sacraments of Initiation (Baptism, Confirmation, and Holy Eucharist). The process is available for children, teens, and adults.
This ancient rite will form you in the ways of Christ and the Church and teach you how to develop an intimate relationship with our loving God through prayer, the sacraments, and especially the Eucharist.
To learn more about RCIA and how to become a fully initiated member of our Catholic family, please contact Anthony Fortunato at AFortunato@StMaryLittleton.org or at 720-283-4726.
All are welcome to contact him to inquire about the process or to ask questions about the faith!
Congratulations on your engagement! We are happy to walk with you as you prepare to enter into this most sacred vocation. The first step is to contact Anthony Fortunato to schedule a meeting and to receive your Marriage Prep Packet.
Learn more about our Marriage Prep Retreat here.
Anointing of the Sick
Anointing of the Sick is the sacrament that is received by those who are ill or suffering. By the sacred anointing and the prayer of the priest, the whole Church commends those who are sick to Christ. The sick person receives the Holy Spirit’s gifts of strength, faith, peace, and courage, and his or her suffering is united with the suffering of Christ for the building up of the Church. (Catechism of the Catholic Church 1520-23).
Do you need to schedule Anointing of the Sick?
If you are calling during our normal office hours (M-F 8:00 am-4:30 pm), please call the parish office 303.798.8506 and tell the receptionist you are requesting Anointing of the Sick. If you are calling outside of our normal office hours, please contact our answering service at 303.281.9833.