Anointing of the Sick
In the Catechism of the Catholic Church (#1511) we read, “The Church believes and confesses that among the seven sacraments there is one especially intended to strengthen those who are being tried by illness, The Anointing of the Sick.” Whenever the need arises, please contact the parish to request this sacrament for yourself, a family member, or a friend.
The Catechism of the Catholic Church (#1213) teaches that, “Holy Baptism is the basis for the whole Christian life, the gateway to life in the Spirit, and the door which gives access to the other sacraments.” Because of the importance of this sacrament parents are requested to contact the parish as soon as possible after the birth of their child to set a date and time for the baptism and to arrange for a required Baptism Preparation Session. If parents prefer, participation in a preparation session may take place prior to the birth of their child.
First communion preparation is offered through our Religious Education Program. Adults who have not yet received the Holy Eucharist can prepare to do so through our Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA) Ministry.
Concerning preparation for the Sacrament of Marriage, the Catechism of the Catholic Church (#1632) states, “So that the ‘I do’ of the spouses may be a free and responsible act and so that the marriage covenant may have solid and lasting human and Christian foundations, preparation for marriage is of prime importance.” For this reason engaged couples are asked to contact the pastor at least one (1) year prior to their desired wedding date in order to begin the preparation process. It is best to finalize the date with the pastor before finalizing the date with a reception hall so that any possible confusion or conflict might be avoided.
Confessions are heard each Saturday from 2:45PM to 3:30 AM in the Reconciliation Room in the church and, at other times, by appointment. The parish also gathers for the communal celebration of God’s forgiveness during the seasons of Advent and Lent as announced.