Sacraments

Baptism

Infant baptism is celebrated after the 9:00am on Sundays. First-time parents are required to attend a Baptismal Prep class.  Parents should contact Bernetta Palasik by or before the eighth month of pregnancy to receive detailed information about the Sacrament of Baptism and preparation requirements for parents and godparents.

Marriage

Couples are asked to contact the Parish at least six months prior to the wedding date.  For full details on wedding procedures, a planning timeline, and fees see our Shrine Wedding Guide.

First Reconciliation, First Communion, & Confirmation

Our parish has formal preparation programs for First Reconciliation, First Eucharist, and Confirmation for children and youth. To receive the sacraments, you are required to attend religious education classes.  See more about the classes under Religious Education Ministries and contact Bernetta Palasik to register.

Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA)

Are you interested in becoming Catholic?  Do you know someone who is?  Are you an adult Catholic who has not yet been confirmed?  Perhaps you just want to learn more about the Catholic Faith, or have questions about it.  If any of this describes you, then RCIA is for you.  RCIA (The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) is the process for preparing adults for full communion with the Catholic Church through prayer, study, and spiritual formation, and for instructing adults returning to their faith or who simply want to learn more.  RCIA sessions are open to anyone interested in exploring Catholicism.

Anointing of the Sick

The Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick and communion in the home are available to those in need. Our health care ministers visit hospitalized and homebound members of our community. Please do not hesitate to call the parish office when the sacraments and health care ministry are needed.