Sacraments

Baptism

For infants and children under 8 years of age. Parent(s) needs to register and

speak with a priest. They and Godparents are required to attend two meetings prior to

the Baptism, normally held on Thursdays at 7 PM prior to the Baptism. For children 8 or

over please contact the Faith Formation office.

Baptism Guidelines

Monthly Schedule: usually the fourth Sunday of the month at 1 PM, following Noon

First Communion

Children need two years of preparation for this sacrament, normally starting

in first grade. Parents are required to attend Sunday Mass regularly and attend all

preparation meetings prior to the First Communion. The Communion celebrations are

always in May. Parents are given a choice of date and time for their Communion Mass.

The dates are sent in the Fall.

First Penance

Is normally a month or two before the First Communion so that children and their

families see the connection between penance and the ability to receive with a clean heart.

The requirements are regular Sunday Mass attendance and special meetings when

required. Children and parents need to participate in “Jesus Day” which is a half day

preparation for First Penance.

Confirmation

Young men and women who have completed 7th grade and have been baptized.

If you attend Sunday Mass regularly, you are invited to begin preparation for

Confirmation. The preparation for Confirmation consists in meetings, service hours, and

retreats.