Sacraments

Offered Regularly:

Eucharist

Eucharist can be received at any full mass we offer. Weekend masses are celebrated on Saturday at 5:00pm and Sunday morning at 9:00am. We also offer mass during the week in the Chapel on Tuesdays at 8:30am and on Wednesdays at 6:30pm (Lent through Advent). If you are unable to come to church due to illness, but would still like to receive communion, please call the Parish Office.

Reconciliation

Reconciliation/Confession is celebrated the 1st Saturday of the Month from 4:15 to 4:45pm.

Anointing of the Sick

This sacrament of healing is celebrated after all weekend Masses the second full weekend of each month in the Chapel.

 

By Special Appointment/Preparation:

Please note that Parish Membership is the first requirement to receive any of these sacraments.  Please download a registration form and return it to the Parish to get the process started.

Baptism

The birth of a baby is a special gift of God—for the parents, family, and parish community. That is why active membership in the parish and practice of the Catholic faith by the parent(s) is essential for the celebration of the Sacrament of Baptism. Often the birth of a child brings us back to what is most important in our lives and helps us clarify our deepest beliefs. The birth of a child can be a moment of grace, when God’s love is most evident and the desire to return to the practice of the faith is realized.

Baptismal preparation is required for those requesting the baptism of their child.  Baptismal preparation can be done before or after the baby is born.  Infant baptism is celebrated the first full weekend of the month at any of the weekend masses.

For those who have been parish members and practicing Catholics, please call the Parish Office to inquire about and register for this baptismal preparation.

For those newly registered as parish members who have been practicing Catholics at another parish, a letter from your last parish pastor or pastoral minister may be required in order for baptismal preparation to be scheduled. We ask that newly registered parish members become a part of our parish community by celebrating the Eucharist and practicing the faith with us for a period of time in preparation for baptism.

For those returning to the Church and to the practice of the faith, we welcome you back and ask that you engage in the process of preparation for the baptism of your child by participating in the weekly Eucharist and becoming part of our worshiping community. In this case, we want to assure that you and your family are well-prepared to receive the sacrament and that there is a well-founded hope that the child will be raised in the Catholic faith, and that takes time. The length and content of the preparation depends on the readiness and faith foundation of the parents.

First Communion and First Reconciliation

To begin the preparation for 1st Communion/1st Reconciliation, one year of catechesis is required. 1st Communion/1st Reconciliation preparation will begin in September and registration for the preparation begins in Spring. Children ages 7 and older who have completed a year of catechesis (or home school catechesis) are welcome. For more information, please contact Heather in the Parish Office.

Confirmation

The youth that would like to receive Confirmation needs to be an active member of our parish community, including attending mass.  To begin the preparation for youth Confirmation, two years of high school catechesis are required. Youth Confirmation candidates must be 16 years old at the time of Confirmation. Youth Confirmation preparation begins in September and ends with the celebration of the Sacrament of confirmation with our cluster parishes during the Easter Season. For more information, please contact Heather in the Parish Office.

Marriage

Planning and preparation for the sacrament of Marriage takes six months or more and involves multiple meetings with the pastor, a weekend retreat, and at least two meetings with a married couple from the parish.  One or both of the couple must be a registered parish member and both need to attend mass and participate in the liturgy for at least six months before those preparations can begin.  The time from joining the parish to the wedding date is often more than a year, so please keep this in mind when making wedding preparations.  After parish membership has been established, please call the Parish Office to begin preparation.