REQUIREMENTS FOR BAPTISM
You must PRE-Register in person or by telephone at the Church Office PRIOR to attending the PRE-baptismal classes. Class space is limited. A fee of $5.00 per person applies.
After the classes have been taken, please refer to the attached form for further information on the REQUIREMENTS
Children who are seven (7) years old or older must go through the Religious Education Program before baptism.
Baptism Application MUST be signed by both Mother and Father. If there are special circumstances why one of the parents, cannot sign the form, please contact our office for instructions.
FIRST HOLY COMMUNION
Sacramental Preparation is conducted through our Office of Faith Formation. Individuals are prepared within a formative faith community to celebrate the sacraments of Reconciliation and Communion for the first time with reverence, understanding, and hope.
Children are expected to participate in the Faith Formation program for two years and have reached the age of reason (age 7) before being eligible to celebrate the sacrament.
Several special sessions preparing for First Communion and Reconciliation will be scheduled in addition to regular Faith Formation. There are also retreats scheduled. Please see the calendar for actual dates each year.
For more information contact the Office of Faith Formation.
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Confirmation is a Catholic Sacrament of mature Christian commitment and a deepening of baptismal gifts. It is one of the three Sacraments of Initiation for Catholics. It is most often associated with the gifts of the Holy Spirit.
For people who were baptized as infants, Confirmation is the final sacrament of initiation. Once one has completed the reception of Baptism, First Communion and Confirmation they are considered to be in full communion with the Catholic Church. It is a rite of passage and a recognition of a certain level of maturity in one’s faith life.
The Sacrament of Matrimony not only celebrates the love of husband and wife, but also the love of almighty God for His people.
It is not only a pledge of fidelity made by the bride and groom to each other, but also a sacred time when they are reminded of God’s pledge of total and faithful love for them as they begin their new life together.
The Sacrament is rightly called PUBLIC PRAYER.
SACRAMENT OF THE SICK
The Sacrament of the Sick is for all those who are suffering from any form of illness – mental, physical, or spiritual.
Please contact us as soon as an illness has been diagnosed so that you can have the full benefit of this wonderful sacrament.
Contact our Parish Office to make the necessary arrangements for a priest to visit.
Call: (305) 559-6111 ext. 0 for the receptionist.
If you are home-bound and would like to receive Holy Communion, our Ministry to the Sick Program provides compassionate and caring visitation of the sick and shut-ins.
For more information about the Ministry to the Sick OR to volunteer to become one of our special Ministers, contact the Ministry of Care.