Sacrament of Baptism
You must be a registered parishioner to request this sacrament for your child. Parents must attend our Baptism catechesis class held on the third Thursday of the month in the evening. The class explains the necessity of Baptism and the role of parents as the primary teachers of their children in the ways of faith. Godparents are required to fill out certain forms which will be distributed and explained at this meeting. Baptisms occur on the first and last Sunday of the month. On the first Sunday of the month Baptisms occur during either the 9am or 11am Mass. On the last Sunday of the month Baptisms are celebrated separate from the Mass on Sunday afternoons. Parents are encouraged to call the parish office and register prior to the birth of their child.
Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession)
Saturday 3pm – 4pm (or by appointment by calling the Parish Office). There are Parish Communal Penance Services, with individual confessions, scheduled during Lent and Advent each year.
Sacrament of First Reconciliation
In order to prepare for this sacrament, children must be attending our Catholic School or Religious Education Program regularly. Preparation is a two year process and First Reconciliation occurs early in December during the Advent Communal Penance Service of their second grade year. Parents are required to attend several informational meetings so that they are prepared to guide their students during this preparation process.
Sacrament of First Holy Communion
In order to prepare for this sacrament, children must be attending our Catholic School or Religious Education Program regularly. Preparation is a two year process and First Holy Communion occurs after Lent, in April of their second grade year. Parents are required to attend several informational meetings so that they are prepared to guide their students during this preparation process. Students and their parents will participate in a “Jesus Day Retreat” on a Sunday afternoon. First Holy Communion is then scheduled on an identified weekend in April, during either the 4:30 pm Saturday Mass, or the 9am and 11am Masses on Sunday. First Communicants are assigned to one of these Masses.
Sacrament of Confirmation
Confirmation preparation is a two year process. Children must be attending our Catholic School or Religious Education Program regularly. Confirmation is typically scheduled during the latter part of the seventh grade year. Candidates are expected to perform community service during their preparation time. There will also be meetings for candidates and sponsors as well as an all day retreat for candidates. Sponsors must be at least 16 years of age or older and must have been confirmed. Godparents are the preferred sponsors. Parents may not be sponsors for their own children.
Sacrament of Matrimony
You must be a registered parishioner for at least six months.All marriage preparation occurs with our pastor.Please call the parish office to schedule an appointment.Typically the church is reserved a year in advance.
Sacrament of Holy Orders
Those interested in entering the Priesthood or Religious Life should contact either Fr. Dennis Jaspers or Deacon Amado Lim through the parish office. You may also contact the Diocesan Vocation Office at 513.421.3131.
Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick
This sacrament is available to those anticipating a hospital stay or surgery. It is also available for those who are near death. Please contact the parish office and ask for the pastor.
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