Restored Order Resources

Beginning in the spring of 2019, all parishes within the Diocese of Springfield in Illinois are restoring the Original Order of the Sacraments of Initiation between 2019-2025.

In the early Church, the person was immersed into the waters of Baptism, anointed with chrism, and shared in the Eucharistic meal as part of a single event. Over time, and for many reasons, the celebration of these three sacraments became separated from one another. In the renewal stemming from the Second Vatican Council, the Church was asked to more clearly set forth the intimate connection of Confirmation with the whole of Christian initiation.  This original order also helps us recognize that sharing in the Eucharist completes our initiation into the Church and that it is Eucharist which is the “source and summit of our faith.”

Religious Education Curriculum: Publisher Resources

Parent and Family Resources

Cathy Becker (RCL Benziger)

Children Families and the Holy Spirit (pdf)

Restored Order - Preparation Confirmation and Eucharist (pdf)

Our Family Gathers (sample)

Our Family Faith Neighborhood (sample)

Donna Dausman (Ss. James & Patrick, Decatur)

Restored Order:  Receiving the Sacraments of Initiation in their Original Order (pdf)

Ann Gage (Blessed Sacrament, Quincy)

Reconciliation and Eucharist Preparation session ideas (pdf)

Diocese of Honolulu

Family Retreat Series on the Sacraments (live link)

Sophia Institute

Family of Faith (live link)

Scott Elmer (from the DAEC Presentation)

Restoring the Order of the Sacraments (pdf)

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