Sacraments

Reconciliation
Saturdays: 4:30 pm - 5:00 pm or any time upon request.

Baptism
If you are planning to have your child baptized, you should be aware of the following regulations:

* Unless you receive prior permission, the child is to be baptized in your parish, which is the parish in which you are registered or where you live.  All Catholics in the United States belong to a full territorial parish by virtue of their address.

You will be required to make a pledge to raise the child in the faith.  If there is sufficient doubt in the priest's mind that the parents will not raise the child in the faith, he can refuse to do the baptism.

*  According to the new Code of Canon Law, the sponsors for the child (godparents) must both be baptized and one must be a practicing Roman Catholic.  The new Code of Canon Law also insists that the Roman Catholic sponsor must have received both the Sacraments of Baptism and Confirmation. 

Requests for a baptismal date should be made two months in advance.  Parents haveing their first child baptized must participate in a preparation program.  Preparation programs are held monthly.  Baptisms can be scheduled most Saturdays or Sundays, except for major holidays.

First Eucharist
The children receive First Eucharist in the second grade as a group in the month of May at a Saturday Liturgy. Through classroom and home instruction, "Jesus Retreat Days", parent meetings and special Sunday liturgies the children grow in their knowledge of Eucharist.

First Penance

Children make their first penance before First Eucharist at a penance service. Individual confessions are heard in the Penance room after which individual absolutions and individual penance are given.

Matrimony
If you are planning to be married, you should be aware of the following regulations:

The Diocese requires one year's notification to the parish before your marriage.  If two Catholics are being married, the marriage may take place in the parish of the bride or the groom.  If they are being married in another parish, a letter of permission from their own parish is required.

If a Catholic marries a non-Catholic and they wisht to marry in a ceremony other than that of the Roman Catholic Church, this is possible but requires permission of the Church.  All other regulations must be met.  A non-Catholic minister can be part of a Catholic ceremony.

Pre-cana is required before marriage.  If either party has been married before, whether Catholic or not, an impediment exists which must be remove by the Church's Tribual before they can remarry.

Confirmation
After a two-year program including service obligations and classes of study, high school students qualify to receive the sacrament of confirmation.

Sacrament of the Sick
The Sacrament of the Sick is available at anytime upon request by calling the rectory. This sacrament should be received prior to hospitalization (if possible), while hospitalized, for the homebound, for the dying, or whenever healing is needed.  Families should not wait until someone is on the verge of death to contact a priest.  Anyone who is seriously ill, has a chronic illness, or is going to have major surgery should be anointed. 

Communion / Sick Calls
When any member of your family becomes ill or is confined to the home and unable to come to the Celebration of the Eucharist, please contact the parish office so that arrangements can be made for Communion to be brought to the house.

RCIA - Rite of Christian Initiation
RCIA is a Rite of the Catholic Church to initiate non-Catholics into the Catholic Christian community. Those Catholics who have not received Confirmation or Eucharist are also part of the RCIA process.

Individuals preparing for the sacrament gather periodically to deepen their own faith experience and to learn how the Christian community preaches and lives the Good News of Jesus Christ. Catechists, sponsors and members of the parish staff are all vital team participants.

Fr. Thomas Mangieri Pastor

Celebrate the Eucharist

 

Saturday Eve: 5:30 PM
Sunday: 8:00 AM, 10:00AM, 12 Noon, 7PM (Spanish Mass)


Monday: 7 PM (preceded by Novena to Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal/Benediction at 6:30PM)
Tuesday-Friday:  8 AM    
Holy Days: To be announced from the pulpit

Sacrament of Reconciliation
Saturday 4:30 - 5 PM and by appointment.

 

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