The seven sacraments that we celebrate as Catholics are so much more than a ceremony to prepare for;
they are God’s way of reaching down to us and offering us a lifelong gift—
a gift of grace that gives us a glimpse of heaven and a taste of eternity.
As such, preparation for each of the sacraments is very important.
The rite of infant baptism is celebrated with those children who are ages 7 and younger.
If you have a child(ren) of that age, or are expecting a baby, and would like to know more
about preparing to have your child(ren) baptized, please contact Deacon John.
First Eucharist and Reconciliation
The celebration of First Eucharist is the second sacrament of initiation in our Catholic faith, with baptism being the first. For those who are baptized, the Archdiocese guidelines state that one-year of religious education is needed before preparing for these sacraments. Children generally prepare for the sacraments of reconciliation and First Eucharist during second grade, provided that the child has been attending religious education the previous year. For more information, please contact Carol Daun.
Baptism of children age 8 and older
Children age 8 or above, who are interested in being baptized, are invited to explore the RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults) process. This process follows the format of the adults wishing to be baptized, but is adapted to fit the child’s age level. This process generally lasts 2 years and does require the participation of either the child’s parent(s) or another adult with whom the child has a close relationship. This process is designed to meet the needs of the family. Please contact Carol Daun to learn more.
RCIA - Adult baptism and Adult Confirmation
Congratulations on your engagement! If you are a registered, practicing member of our parish, please contact Deacon John as soon as you are engaged, and at least 6 months before the desired wedding date to begin preparing for this sacrament. If you would like to register as a member of our parish, please email parish office.
Anointing of the Sick
Anyone with serious illness, facing surgery or the challenges of advancing age can be anointed. Please call the parish office as soon as possible, 414-762-4200 ext. 120 to speak with our secretary.