Liturgies, Sacraments, Sacramentals

Anointing/Sacrament of Sick/Communion for Homebound

People who are approaching surgery, dealing with illness of mind or body and life changing health challenges are invited to receive the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick. Contact the parish office and our Pastoral Care Coordinator pre-surgery/hospitalization.

Contact Cathy J. Weidmaier

Baptism (infancy to 6 years old)

 Expectant parents and those already blessed with an infant child (in Church terms, 6 years or less) who are active members of the parish community are invited to contact the parish.

Contact  Linda Sapenaro

Blessing of New Home/Car/Business

Celebrate with the blessings and prayers of the Church when you are graced with a new (to you) home or car or business.

Contact  Fr. Holloway

Confirmation/ Youth

The Confirmation process is in association with Nativity of Blessed Virgin Mary Parish in Independence, and  is open to all youth of the parish that have completed eighth grade. The youth meet in the home of a group leader to involve themselves in functions that are social, spiritual and service oriented. Diocesan guidelines require days of reflection and retreats as well as volunteer service work in the local and broader community.

Contact Linda Sapenaro

Confirmation/ Adults

Adults who have been baptized in the Catholic Church but have not received the sacrament of confirmation and desire to do so should set up an appointment with the Fr. Dave Halloway to determine the most appropriate preparation program for the individual. The preparation program may include either a series of meetings in a group or as an individual leading to the annual confirmation rite celebrated with the Bishop or participation in the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA).

Contact Linda Sapenaro

Eucharistic Adoration

First Fridays following the 8:15 Mass. Concludes with Benediction at 9:30 am.

First Communion

Children must complete preparation for the sacrament of Reconciliation prior to the reception of First Communion.

Contact Linda Sapenaro

 First Reconciliation

Children must complete preparation for the sacrament of Reconciliation prior to reception of First Communion.

Contact: Linda Sapenaro

Initiation of Children Over Age 6

Unbaptized children or those whose faith experience has been in another tradition at age 7 become part of a family process. The family is immersed within the community and a few rites are celebrated as well. If continued discernment by family, children, and parish concurs, the child(ren) receive baptism, confirmation and Eucharist (usually during the Easter season).

Contact Linda Sapenaro

Funerals

Celebrations of the gift of a loved one’s life in faith are aided by pre-planning. Funeral seminars are periodically presented to offer assistance in preparing appropriate Scriptures, music, prayers, and other ritual selections. Christians deserve Christian burial.

Contact Cathy J. Weidmaier

Marriage

Parishioners registered and active in parish life at least 6 months are invited to contact the Parish Office a minimum of nine months before desired wedding date to allow us the time to aid lifetime preparations and meet both diocesan and parish guidelines.

Contact the parish office

Reconciliation

Saturday 3:00 pm or by appointment

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA)

Adults journey with parishioners and staff in exploring whether participation and worship in the Roman Catholic Church is where God is calling him/her. The process involves spiritual growth and discernment, knowing Jesus personally, learning about Church doctrine, beliefs, traditions and practices, and how to live as a Catholic in today’s world. Entrance into the church usually takes place during the Easter Vigil, depending upon the faith journey of the individual and parish process, with Baptism or Profession of Faith, Confirmation and Eucharist. Parishioners are invited to assist in this ministry with their prayers, hospitality, sponsorship, teaching, and assisting with days of recollection/retreats.

Contact Linda Sapenaro

Rosary

Recited a half hour before each Mass in church weekend and weekdays

 

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