Anointing of the Sick
Communal celebrations are scheduled through the year at each of the three Masses. For individual needs, please contact the rectory.
Baptisms can generally take place at any of our weekend Masses (except during Lent). When parents request baptism for their child, they are required to attend the baptismal preparation class which is normally held on the fourth Sunday of the month in the Helen Room following the 10:30 a.m. Mass. Both parents are invited to attend; at least one must attend.Reservations are required and may be made by calling the rectory at 254-6233.
All children who are preparing for First Holy Communion must be Catholic, either by having been baptized Catholic or having been received into the Catholic Church. A copy of the child's baptismal certificate is required in most cases for verification. Parents of non-Catholic children interested in becoming Catholic should call the RCIA director in order to determine the steps that ought to be taken to bring their children into the Catholic faith prior to receiving any other sacraments.
Baptized children make their First Communion at a special 2:00 p.m. Mass on the first Sunday in May. Parents are required to attend meeting to go over both the theology of the Eucharist and the procedures for their child's first reception of Communion. The Friday before their First Communion, children participate in "Jesus Day," during which they take part in several activities designed to help them better understand the Eucharist, such as the making of special bread. In addition, they practice for the Mass and for reception of the Eucharist. (RE students are given a form for Jesus Day to present to their elementary school.)
Baptized children are confirmed in the eighth grade on an evening determined by the Archbishop's office. On the second Sunday of November, candidates and their sponsors attend an afternoon workshop in the gym, followed by the Rite of Invitation at the 5:00 Mass. Candidates also attend a Saturday Confirmation Retreat in the spring. Candidates must complete 20 hours of service work prior to being confirmed. Details are available through the school office (256-1761)and the Religious Education office (256-8815).
Allow 6 months preparation. Contact one of the priests or deacons. Guidelines are available in the rectory office.
Saturdays in church from 4:00-4:45 p.m. and communally with Immaculate Conception and Ascension, our One Bread, One Body partnership parishes, during Advent and Lent.
First Reconciliation for second graders takes place sometime after the first of the year.
Are you interested in becoming Catholic?
If you are interested in further understanding our faith or becoming Catholic, please contact Ellen Garmann, 254-6233 x313.