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Mrs. Gigi Pekala and Mrs. Marie Trebing

Baptism

This sacrament of initiation and welcome into our faith-community may be celebrated during a weekend Mass or at 1:00 p.m. on the second and fourth Sunday of the month. For parents anticipating the birth and baptism of their first child, Pre-baptismal Class is held on the second Sunday of every other month (January, March, May, July, September and November) at 1:00 p.m. in the Parish Center. It is recommended that you attend this class prior to your child's birth. Call the parish office to register for baptismal and/or pre-baptismal classes.

First Communion

First communion is part of the religious education program and is celebrated in the second grade Religious Education program. For older parishioners, the RCIA program prepares adults for this sacrament and is celebrated during the Holy Saturday Mass.

Reconciliation

First Reconciliation is part of the religious education program and is celebrated in the second grade religious education program. The sacrament of Reconciliation is celebrated every Saturday from 3:30 - 4:30 in the church.

Confirmation

Confirmation is part of the religious education program.  The children are prepared for the sacrament in eighth grade and celebrate the sacrament in the beginning of ninth grade.  For older parishioners, RCIA program prepares adults for this sacrament and is celebrated during the Hold Saturday Mass.

Anointing of the Sick

Please call the Rectory Office if you wish to receive this sacrament or if you wish to have Holy Communion brought to your home.

Marriage

Arrangements for Marriage must be made at least six months prior to the wedding. The Marriage Preparation Program is mandatory by the Diocesan guidelines. Please read the Marriage booklet for more detailed information.

Holy Orders

Ordination is the rite of the Sacrament of Holy Orders by which a Bishop, as the successor of the Apostles, confers the Order of Bishop, Priest (“Presbyter”), or Deacon on a man, enabling him to exercise a sacred power which comes from Christ on behalf of the Church. The ordination ceremony includes various rituals rich in meaning and history, including prostration, laying on of hands, anointing of hands, giving of the chalice and paten, and the sign of peace. If you are interested in becoming a decon or priest, please visit the diocesan website and talk with our parish clergy.

 

Parish Nurse Corner

health

“Are any of you sick? You should call for the elders of the church to come and pray over you, anointing you with oil in the name of the Lord.”” - James 5:14

Influenza is a respiratory illness from which most people recover without difficulty. For people in the high risk categories, it can have severe complications and even death. A complication might be mild dehydration but if not treated, could escalate into a very serious concern. The flu can also cause bacterial pneumonia and worsen conditions like congestive heart failure, asthma, or diabetes. In the US an average of over 200,000 people are hospitalized each year because of complications of which 36,000 will die. Flu is serious business so protect against it.

2017 Annual Catholic Appeal

ACA 2017

Renewed in Faith Hope and Charity

The 2017 Annual Catholic Appeal is now underway in the diocese. To view some of the charitable initiatives, please view the video below that displays some of the programs & beneficiaries. 

As a parish it would be an accomplishment to meet our goal and increase parishioner participation. Please pray for a successful campaign. Thank you. Father Prince.

Coffee Hour

coffee2The Parish Coffee Hour is held most Sundays following the 9:30 am Mass.

Baked goods are always welcome! There are usually 2 families who volunteer to host each Sunday. The first Sunday of the month is always hosted by the Prime Timers.If you would like to host a coffee hour please contact Cyndi Markovitz.