"Holy Orders is the sacrament through which the mission entrusted by Christ to his apostles continues to be exercised in the Church until the end of time: thus it is the sacrament of apostolic ministry. It includes three degrees: episcopate, presbyterate, and diaconate." (CCC 1547). For more information see Vocations
"The sacrament of Anointing of the Sick has as its purpose the conferral of a special grace on the Christian experiencing the difficulties inherent in the condition of grave illness or old age. The proper time for receiving this holy anointing has certainly arrived when the believer begins to be in danger of death because of illness or old age. Each time a Christian falls seriously ill, he may receive the Anointing of the Sick, and also when, after he has received it, the illness worsens." CCC 1527-1529
"The special grace of the sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick has as its effects:
the uniting of the sick person to the passion of Christ, for his own good and that of the whole Church;
the strengthening, peace, and courage to endure in a Christian manner the sufferings of illness or old age;
the forgiveness of sins, if the sick person was not able to obtain it through the sacrament of Penance;
the restoration of health, if it is conducive to the salvation of his soul;
the preparation for passing over to eternal life."
Please call the parish office at 872-0922 if you or someone in your family is in the hospital or seriously ill; the hospitals no longer call the churches.
Preparation for First Communion and Reconciliation begins during the 2nd grade. As part of the preparation first communion candidates attend a retreat sponsored by the confirmation candidates. Each confirmation candidate will be paired up with a 2nd grader as prayer partners, praying for each other as they both prepare to receive their sacrament.
For more information visit our First Communion page.
Parents and godparents are required to attend the Baptismal Seminar held at the Parish Center on the first Saturday of each month. The Baptism will be on the last Sunday of each month. Please contact the parish office to register in advance.
The wedding preparations policy of the Diocese requires that engaged couples must contact the Priest/Deacon (Officiant) SIX MONTHS prior to the intended wedding date. No wedding plans/arrangements can be made prior to the first meeting with the Officiant.
St. Anthony of Padua