Eucharist Adoration - Celebrated on the First Friday of each month starting at 8:30am and concluding with Benediction at 5:00pm.
Praying of the Rosary - On Saturday at 4:30pm and Thursday at 8:30am
Perpetual Help Devotions – Tuesday at 7:55am
Book of Prayers for Sick and Deceased Loved Ones - Located in the back of church.
Hospital Visits – Please call the Parish Office or have someone call for you if you are admitted to the hospital and would like a priest to visit you. When you are admitted, please let the hospital know your parish.
Eucharist - Mass Times – Weekend – Saturday at 5:00pm Sunday at 7:00am and 10:00am Weekday – Monday through Friday – 8:00am Holy Day – 8:00am and 5:00pm
Prayer for Vocations
Lord, God, who in your great and loving purpose has called men and women to serve you as priests, sisters, brothers, and deacons in all parts of the world, grant them your blessing. Support them with your presence that they may never be lonely nor grow weary in doing your work. Help them to bear Christ’s name boldly and to serve you faithfully. Unite us with them in the fellowship we share in Christ, and in the ministry of service. And Lord, if you seek among us for priests, sisters, brothers, and deacons, help us to answer your call willingly. Amen.
The Sacrament of Baptism
Baptism, the first of the seven sacraments of the Church is typically associated with infants. An adult can request baptism anytime he decides to dedicate his life to the Lord. This ceremony symbolizes a life-long commitment to God and is seen as a celebration. During baptism, the priest pours a small amount of water on the person’s head to represent cleansing the person from sin. Baptisms are scheduled on the first Sunday of the month or by appointment with the Pastor.
The Sacrament of Confirmation
Traditionally, the Sacrament of Confirmation is the second of the sacraments. Confirmation is the perfection of Baptism, and it gives us the grace to live our life as a Christian boldly and without shame. Confirmation makes a person a soldier of Christ. A bishop oversees confirmation ceremonies. The bishop anoints the person by making a cross on his head with an olive oil mixture that is blessed on Maundy Thursday. The bishop prays that the person can receive Christ. The cross on the forehead symbolizes that the one being confirmed will openly accept Christ and will not deny his faith. Every three years the bishop is invited to come to the parish. Preparation begins with Faith Formation classes in the parish program or in a Catholic school. Please contact the parish office.
The Sacrament of Holy Communion
The Sacrament of Holy Communion is the third of the Sacraments of Initiation. Even though we are required to receive Communion at least once per year (our Easter Duty), the Church urges us to receive Communion frequently (even daily, if possible). In Holy Communion, we are eating the True Body and Blood of Jesus Christ, without which “you shall not have life within you.” (John 6:53) Communion stems from the last supper, at which Christ shared bread and wine with the 12 apostles. Preparation can be made through the parish program or a Catholic school. First Holy Communion usually takes place on the first Sunday after Easter.
The Sacrament of Confession or Reconciliation
Through the Sacrament of Reconciliation we recognize and celebrate the love and forgiveness of Jesus and the peace that He brings. The churchgoer confesses his sins to a priest to receive forgiveness from God. In exchange, the confessor is to forgive others. A person going to confession should first pray to God so that he can be aware of his sins and be able to examine his conscience. Confession is available every Saturday from 4:30pm to 4:50pm or by appointment with the Pastor. Please call the parish office.
The Sacrament of Marriage
The union of husband and wife in marriage represents family values and the values of God. The fact the marriage is one of the seven sacraments demonstrates the high importance that is placed on marriage and family life within the Catholic church. The sacraments states that the bond of marriage cannot be dissolved by others. The sacrament of marriage states that when married, the couple will follow the laws of the church regarding marriage and that those wishing to be married must have blessings from their parents and the pastors of the church. At least a six-month notice must be given to allow adequate preparation for this beautiful gift of God’s love. Please call the parish office for an appointment.
The Sacrament of Holy Orders
Ordaination of priests and bishops is also known as holy orders. During the ceremony the priest vows to lead other Catholics and becomes able to perform communion and other sacramental ceremonies. By being ordained, it demonstrated that the priest has the necessary knowledge to be a messenger of Christ. For more information about a vocation please call the parish office.
The Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick
Traditionally referred to as Extreme Unction or Last Rites, the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick was previously most commonly administered to the dying, for the remission of sins and the provision of spiritual strength and health. In modern times, however, its use has been expanded to all who are gravely ill or are about to undergo a serious operation, and the Church stresses a secondary effect of the sacrament: to help a person recover his health. Please request the Sacrament of Anointing prior to surgery. A Communal Anointing scheduled during Advent and Lenten season.