Sacraments

Sacrament of Baptism

“I baptize you in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.”

For parents seeking baptism for their child, please call the Parish Office three months prior to Baptism.

Each child must have at least one godmother or godfather. The word “godparent” is used to describe either or both – a child may have one of each. Godparents should be practicing Catholics who have been fully initiated into the Church through the sacraments of Baptism, Eucharist and Confirmation. Godparents represent the spiritual community of the parish. Being a godparent is much more than an honorary title. Through Baptism, godparents enter a life-long faith relationship with the child ---an unbreakable bond.

Baptism is the first Sacrament celebrated in the process of becoming a full member of the Catholic Church. Baptism welcomes the person into our faith community.

Sacrament of First Communion

“This Body will be given for you. This is the cup of the new covenant in my Blood; whenever you receive them, do so in remembrance of me.”

First Holy Communion is a two-year process usually begun in the First Grade and continuing through Second Grade.

Our classes are held on Wednesday from 6:00 – 7:00pm.

A copy of the Baptismal certificate is required with registration. The cost of registration is $75 for one child or $100 for two or more.

For more information, call the Parish Office at 433-5536.

"The Eucharist is “the source and summit of the Christian life. The other sacraments are bound up with the Eucharist and are oriented toward it. For in the blessed Eucharist is contained the whole spiritual good of the Church, namely Christ himself, our Pasch."

Sacrament of Confirmation

“Lord, send out your Spirit, and renew the face of the earth.”

Holy Baptism is the first sacrament of initiation, and Confirmation is the second. By Confirmation the baptized are more perfectly bound to the Lord Jesus and His Church, and they are enriched with a special strength of the Holy Spirit to be witnesses of Christ and the truth of His Gospel.

Preparation Classes:

Classes to prepare to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation are held on the first and third Mondays of the month from 6:00 – 7:00pm in the Parish Hall.

For more information, call the Parish Office at 433-5536.

"Confirmation completes the grace of Baptism by a special outpouring of the gifts of the Holy Spirit, which seal or ‘confirm’ the baptized in unison with Christ and equip them for active participation in the worship and apostolic life of the Church” (Catechism of the Catholic Church)."

Sacrament of Marriage

“I will love you and honor you all the days of my life.”

Before setting the date for your wedding, contact the Parish Office. We require six months notice. The date will not be confirmed until you have had a meeting with the priest. No plans are to be finalized until this meeting has taken place. The priest will confirm the availability of the church for your wedding ceremony and his availability to officiate.

The fee for having a wedding at the Church is $700.00. If the person getting married is a registered parishioner the total fee is $500. This fee includes the use of the Church and the stipend for the priest.  It also includes a refundable deposit of $100.00, which is returned if the Church is left clean. After you talk to the priest and decide on a date and time you have 10 days to send in the refundable deposit to hold the date. The remainder should be paid two weeks before the wedding.

For more information, call the Parish Office at 433-5536.

Marriage is a “covenant or partnership of life between a man and woman, which is ordered to the well-being of the spouses and to the procreation and upbringing of children. When validly contracted between two baptized people, marriage is a sacrament” (Catechism of the Catholic Church, 1601).

Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick

“Lord Jesus Christ, look with compassion upon your servant whom we have anointed in your name for the healing of their body and spirit."

The proper effects of the sacrament include a special grace of healing and comfort to the Christian who is suffering the infirmities of serious illness or old age, and the forgiving of the person’s sins (Catechism of the Catholic Church).

If you or someone you know would like to receive the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick, please contact the Parish Office at 433-5536.536.

“Anointing of the sick” is one of the seven sacraments, also know as the ‘sacrament of the dying,’ administered by a priest to a baptized person who begins to be in danger of death because of illness or old age, through prayer and the anointing of the body with the oil of the sick.