Sacraments

We gather as a parish family to pray and celebrate.

The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults - RCIA

The RCIA process prepares adults 18 years of age and older for full initiation into the Catholic Church or for completion of initiation in the Catholic Church. The period of instruction and formation begins in the fall and continues through the Easter season. During this process, participants make a journey in faith while learning the teachings, practices and traditions of the Catholic Church. The RCIA reaches out to everyone: those who wish to be completely initiated into the Catholic faith by receiving Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist; those who wish to complete their initiation by receiving Confirmation and Eucharist and those from other Christian faiths who want to make a profession of faith in the Catholic Church.

 

Baptism

We welcome new members into the life of Christ and his church. For infants, Baptism is celebrated once a month. To make arrangements, please call the rectory to make an appointment with one of the priests. At that time, please bring your child's birth certificate to the rectory. To help the children grow in Christ as they grow physically and mentally, the parents receive instruction before the children are baptized.

Instruction Schedule:  1st Wednesday of each month at 7pm in the rectory.

Baptism ScheduleLast Sunday of each month at 1:30 pm in church.

 

Holy Eucharist

The celebration of the Eucharist is the summit of Catholic worship and the source of our Christian life. The priest, acting in the person of Christ, changes ordinary bread and wne into the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ. The Eucharist is the "Real Presence" of Jesus Christ.

WEEKDAYS: Monday - Friday: 7:00 am, 9:00 am, Saturday: 9:00 am
(There is no 7:00 am mass during the summer months)
SUNDAYS: Saturday: 5:00 pm, Sunday: 8:00 am, 9:30 am, 11:00 am, 12:30 pm (Italian)

 

Reconciliation

God, through the priest's ministry, absolves the contrite of their sins and reconciles them back to Himself and His Church.

Confession Schedule:  Saturdays: 4:00-4:30pm or by special appointment.

 

Confirmation

Our bond with Christ and our mission in the Church is strengthened by Confirmation. The Holy Spirit gives the fullness of grace through the bishop's annointing, fully initiating the confirmandi into the Church. The confirmed receive the seven gifts of the Holy Spirit.

Confirmation is conferred upon young people in the eighth grade or older and have received at least two years of instruction.

 

Marriage

Couples unite in an intimate bond of life and love, a living symbol of Christ's love for his Church.

Arrangements should be made for matrimony at least six months in advance of the scheduled wedding.

Couples must receive Pre-Cana instruction prior to receiving the Sacrament.  
For more information, please call for an appointment with a priest or deacon.

Click here for Pre-Cana information www.pre-cana.org

 

Anointing of the Sick

The sick are strengthened spiritually during timesof need. The Sacrament allows the sick to receive the healing power of Jesus.
 

Healing Masses are celebrated on the first Saturday of each month at 9:00am. If a priest is required to anoint the sick at home, kindly call the rectory.