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.
Older children or teens will be baptized at the Holy Saturday Mass (Easter Vigil) on April 3, 2021. Everyone will assemble outdoors (weather permitting) approximately 8:00 pm, or sunset. Please bring your godparents or sponsor with you to Mass. Remember that all sponsors must be practicing Catholics. If they are a couple, they must be married or living apart. All sponsors should adhere to the tenets of the Church, attend Mass regularly, and have received the sacraments of baptism, Confirmation and Holy Eucharist. They promise to take their responsibilities as godparent or sponsor seriously.
Link to Baptism form: Baptism Registration Form Please print this form, complete, and turn into the office.
FIRST HOLY COMMUNION and RECONCILIATION:
First Holy Communion is scheduled for June 5, 2021 at 10:00 am. Children must receive First Reconciliation (confession) a week or two before the June 5. These dates and times will be announced closer to the event. Children will be given a card with their name on it to give to Father, so that we know Reconciliation has been attended.
Please continue to practice the Act of Contrition prayer with your child. This prayer should be memorized before time for confession.
As of this writing (March 2021), no rehearsal has been scheduled. Parents will arrive early at the Mass, and sit in a pew of their choosing. The child receiving the sacrament shall be seated on the aisle, followed by parents, godparents (or sponsor) and remaining family. Each child should bring their baptism candle, or a First Communion candle for a blessing. Each pew can hold about 10 people. Safety policies for the Covid-19 virus are still in place until further notice.
Dress: Girls may wear a white dress and veil. Boys can wear dark pants and a dress shirt and tie. Boys can also wear a sport coat or suit, if they desire. Dress shoes please, and no tennis shoes, jeans, or sandals.
Confirmation is scheduled for July 17, 2021 at 10:00 am with Bishop Ned Shlesinger.
As of this writing (March 2021), there is no rehearsal planned for the Mass. If this changes, we will let you know as soon as plans are announced.
A confirmation retreat at Camp Covecrest LifeTeen Center is being planned. All parents should sign the letter sent home March 2 and 3, so that we know of your interest in sending your teen to retreat.