Baptisms are scheduled by contacting the Parish Office. The baptism can be celebrated during Mass or at a convenient time. In most instances, parent preparation is given prior to the baptism.
Preparation for reception of the sacrament is taught in second grade in both the parish school and the parish religious education program. Parent meetings and preparation begin in the Fall, ending with celebration of the Sacrament of Reconciliation.
Confessions are heard on Saturday evenings from 4:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. or by appointment. A parish penance service is held during both Advent and Lent at announced times.
Preparation for reception of Holy Eucharist takes place in the second grade of both the parish school and parish religious education program. A parent preparation meeting is scheduled early in the second semester. Celebration of first communion is usually held on the Sunday following Easter. The First Communicants will make a retreat prior to the celebration.
The regular Mass times are listed in the Bulletin.
The celebration of the sacrament of Confirmation is celebrated for all those in the tenth grade and are members of our parish. Preparation for the sacrament will be done at the parish, times to be determined. Sponsors are asked to participate in formation sessions which include the confirmation retreat. Confirmation is administered by the bishop.
Couples are asked to contact the parish priest at least six months before the marriage. Instructions are given at the parish level and couples are encouraged to attend the diocesan Pre-Cana days, which are coordinated by Catholic Charities.
The Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick is for any member of the faithful in need of spiritual, physical, or emotional healing. Once referred to as "last rites," this anointing is recommended before death. This Sacrament is also a "Sacrament of Healing" and can be administered before surgery or because of grave illness. The Sacrament is administered by a priest. Please call the parish to request this sacrament.
The Catholic Church has always offered and still offers the practice of adoration to the Sacrament of the Eucharist, reserving the consecrated hosts with utmost care, exposing them to the solemn veneration of the faithful. The Eucharist is reserved in the tabernacle and exposed in the Blessed Sacrament chapel for adoration from 6:00 a.m.-ll:00 p.m.
The rosary is recited before the daily Mass and before the 8:00 a.m. Sunday Mass.
Adult Initiation (RCIA)
The Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA) is the process by which adults are received into the Church community. The RCIA prepares adults for the sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist, usually celebrated at the Easter Vigil. The RCIA meets on Sunday mornings. For additional information on the RCIA, contact the Parish Office.