Anyone desiring a baptism is asked to call the office during business hours to schedule. A one-hour baptism preparation class is required, as well as a copy of the birth certificate of the person desiring the sacrament. For Spanish speakers, the class is generally held on the last Saturday of the month, with baptism to follow the next day, after the 12:30 pm Mass. Please use this link for the registration form: Baptism Registration Form
FIRST HOLY COMMUNION and RECONCILIATION EVENTS – SPRING 2020 STUDENTS
Our First Holy Communion Masses, originally scheduled for last April, will be held on Saturday, October 3.
The only thing you need to bring with you is your child’s baptism candle, or a new one just for First Communion. Father Fabio will do a blessing with the children in the main aisle.
Confessions: Please call Father Fabio at 770-757-8958 to schedule your confession with him. If he cannot answer the phone, leave your name and a phone number and he will call you back. All First Communicants must have confession before Oct. 3.
Parents, please practice the Act of Contrition with your child until they know it perfectly. This prayer, spoken after children confess their sins, is part of expressing sorrow for sins committed. A copy of the prayer and more information about First Reconciliation (confession) will be in the bulletin insert for September 6. You can access the material on the home page of this website, click on Weekly Bulletin in the toolbar, and find the proper date. There are also handouts in the narthex of the church with this information.
Parent Meeting/Rehearsal: There will be no parent meeting or rehearsal.
Dress code: traditional white dresses and veils for girls; boys will wear dark dress pants, dress shirt in white, and a tie. Suits or sport coats are also welcome. No flip-flops or jeans, please. All people, including First Communicants, must wear a mask.
Church arrival: On the day, families will proceed directly to the church with their first communicant. Everyone must wear a mask. Please arrive a little early. All families, including godparents, will be seated in a pew in the church. There are no reserved seats for families. There is one pew per family, with a comfortable seating of 10 per pew. Please plan accordingly.
Please seat yourselves this way: First Communicants will on the aisle, followed by parents, godparents, and other family members. Each pew will hold 10 people comfortably. Please keep this in mind when inviting others to Mass.
Reception: There will be no reception after the Masses. First Communicants will be given a gift bag to take home, as well as their certificate.
FIRST HOLY COMMUNION EVENTS 2021 – June 5, 2021
CONFIRMATION 2021 – Scheduled for July 17, 2021; Weekend Confirmation retreat is in planning stages.