The Sacrament of Baptism is celebrated for infants on the second and fourth weekends of each month, except during the Lenten season. The celebration may take place during the 10:30 a.m. or 12:00 p.m. Mass on Sunday, or at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday. Parents are invited to contact Judy Fanelli, even before their baby is born, so that participation in our preparation program can be arranged and the baptism planned.
The Sacrament of Reconciliation is offered in the church on Saturdays (except Holy Saturday) between 4:00 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. Personal appointments for other times are available and can be made by contacting Father Jim.
During the Lenten season, a communal Celebration of Reconciliation is offered in conjunction with Our Lady of the Visitation parish.
Couples who are planning to marry should begin their preparation for the sacrament at least one year prior to the wedding date. Please contact Judy Fanelli to make arrangements.
Ministry to the Ill & Homebound
At times physical injury, old age, or debilitating disease prevents our parishioners from participating regularly in the celebration of the Eucharist. During such times, contact with the community of faith is needed more than ever before. We can arrange for you to receive the Eucharist, the Sacrament of Reconciliation, and/or the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick in your home or hospital room. Please contact Judy Fanelli if you wish to be visited.
Initiation into the Catholic Church
The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is a process of formation and initiation for those (age seven and older) who have never been baptized and wish to become members of the Roman Catholic Church.
Formation and initiation opportunities exist also for adults baptized into the Roman Catholic Church as infants, but who have not received the sacraments of Confirmation and/or Eucharist.
Christians baptized in Eastern Orthodox Churches or in communions other than Roman Catholic who wish to enter into the fullness of Catholic communion may also participate in the RCIA formation process.
For more information, please contact Father Jim.