Sacraments

BAPTISMS: First three Sundays after the noon Mass; Fourth Sunday during the 12:00 Mass. Call the Parish Office to schedule. Baptismal Preparation Program required for first time parents class is held 1st Thursday of each month, 7:30 p.m. Parish Center. Participants sign in at the class. Questions? Call Deacon Bob Zinck, 433.7728.

CONFESSIONS: Saturday mornings 9:00-9:45 (or by appointment)
Special Reconciliation Services held during Advent and Lent.

EUCHARIST: Children are prepared for their First Eucharist in the second grade. Older children may also be prepared for the sacrament. First Communions take place during the Easter season at the regularly scheduled Sunday Masses.

CONFIRMATION: At Incarnation, students are prepared for this sacrament in the eighth grade. Young adults may also be prepared for the sacrament. Confirmation is celebrated in the spring.

WEDDINGS: To prepare thoroughly for this important event, couples who wish to marry should begin sacramental preparation at least six months before the ceremony. Weddings are most frequently celebrated on Saturdays, beginning any time between 2:00 and 3:30. Weddings may also be scheduled on Friday evenings. Please contact Pastoral Associate, Marilyn Porcino.

RCIA: Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults: In this process, people are initiated and become members of the Catholic faith. The process is comprised of four stages and celebrates various liturgical rituals. Candidates and their sponsors meet on Monday evenings, September through Easter. Please contact Pastoral Associate, Tim Niesel.

ANOINTING of the SICK: We take particular care to visit those who are hospitalized or in nursing homes. Eucharistic ministers visit the nursing homes on Sundays. Masses are scheduled monthly at Bethany and Liberty Retirement Communities. Contact the office with any special needs.

BEREAVEMENT: Pastoral Associate, Tim Niesel ministers to bereaved families, assisting with the liturgy and funeral planning.

Mass Offerings: In an effort to comply with the guidelines established by the Archdiocese, our new Mass Offerings policy took effect January 1, 2002. A parishioner may offer one Mass per calendar year for an individual (living or deceased) to be remembered at a weekday Mass.