Roman Catholics believe in Seven Sacraments. If you on someone you know is behind in receiving any of the sacraments, please contact us and we’ll help you get “caught up.” Please see below for information on each of the seven sacraments.
Preparation for infant or child baptism, which is usually celebrated in the context of Sunday liturgy, is offered monthly. Registration is a simple call to either parish office. Baptism of adults and reception into the Catholic Church of baptized non-Catholics normally takes place at the Easter Vigil.
Those interested should contact either parish office.
*Baptism Classes at St. John the Baptist will now be given every first Wednesday of the month after the 6:30PM Mass in church. Baptism Classes at Sacred Heart will continue to be held on the second Thursday of each month at 6:30PM. To sign up please call or email either office. All contact information is on the front cover.
Communal Celebrations of this healing sacrament are held seasonally. Individual confession and absolution is available on Saturdays from 4:15 pm to 4:30 pm at St. John the Baptist, and after the 6:30 pm Mass until 6:45 pm at Sacred Heart and by appointment.
(Confession may be available on some Tuesdays after Mass at the Shrine, depending on the priest’s availability.)
Reception of the precious body and blood of Jesus is offered in the context of Mass every day in Roman Catholic Churches worldwide. Please see the above schedule for our One Faith Community with three worship sites. For children in 2nd Grade and above, Religious Education is required and a firm understanding of Holy Communion is expected before the child is to receive her/his first Holy Communion. Once the person receives his/her first Holy Communion, it is anticipated that she/he will continue to receive Communion weekly. Please contact either parish office for more information
Those in 10th Grade or above wishing to be confirmed in the Catholic faith are invited to contact either parish office. Completion of the Religious Education Confirmation Program is required for those in High School. There is a separate process for adults. Please contact either parish office for more information. (Please note some dioceses require a Catholic to be confirmed in order to be a Godparent, a sponsor for Confirmation and/or get married.)
Anointing of the Sick
Intended for the ill or infirmed, preparation for surgery or other conditions—contact either parish. Anointings are celebrated seasonally and prior to hospitalization and by appointment.
Those wishing to celebrate the sacrament of Marriage are invited to contact the pastor before any other arrangements have been finalized.
(Preferably at least twelve months in advance.)
Anyone interested in religious life (brotherhood, sisterhood, priesthood, etc.) should contact the pastor or the Diocesan Vocation Director.
(Please pray for our seminarians and those in the novitiate as well as those in the discernment process.
Please also pray for an increase in vocations to religious life!)
The preferred form of burial for a Baptized Catholic is a Mass of Christian Burial, not a service at a Funeral Home.
Please contact either office for further information.