Contact: Jen Wenzke, firstname.lastname@example.org
Baptism is the first sacrament of the Church. Through the waters of Baptism, we are washed clean of sin and become members of the Body of Christ, the Church. Through Baptism, we become a part of the “priesthood of believers” and share to a limited degree in the ministerial work of Christ. Baptisms are scheduled on Sundays following the 11 a.m. Mass.
Baptism is generally administered to infants of Catholic parents, we also baptize adults. This is done through the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA). Click here to learn more about RCIA.
The Sacrament of Reconciliation is a celebration of God’s forgiveness of sins committed after Baptism. Catholics are encouraged to receive this sacrament at least once a year, but many Catholics find that the sacrament is a wonderful source of grace and receive the sacrament regularly — weekly, monthly or semi-annually. We offer reconciliation every Saturday from 3:15 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. Parishioners can also contact any parish priest to schedule an appointment. Hours are extended to celebrate this sacrament prior to Christmas and Easter. Please look for updates under Mass and Confessions Times and in the bulletin.
Contact: Tina White, 614-451-2855, email@example.com
The Sacrament of Confirmation is integrally tied to the Sacrament of Baptism. Adults who are baptized will receive the Sacrament of Confirmation at the time of their baptism. Those who are baptized when infants or young children receive this sacrament at a later time (after they have attained the “age of reason”) and can freely choose to receive it. This sacrament completes Baptism because it calls one to a fuller living of the Christian life and, in the power of the Holy Spirit, equips them for service. Young parishioners (typically eighth grade) who are baptized and interested in further exploring the gifts of the Holy Spirit are encouraged to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation.
Contact: Jen Wenzke, firstname.lastname@example.org
The Sacrament of Matrimony is a call by God to a couple to enter into a marriage characterized by Christian love which in turn mirrors Christ’s love for the Church, his bride. In a society of fragile marriages, the Church calls couples to consider this call from God seriously and to assume the vocation of marriage for life. Because this is perhaps the most important decision of a couple’s life, the Church offers couples pre-marital counseling and preparation to help them receive and follow God’s plan for their lives.
The Celebration of the Eucharist (Mass) is at the heart of the Catholic faith. It truly expresses who we are in our relationship with God while forming us into a people destined for glory. We gather each Sunday as a parish family to celebrate Mass. Sunday Mass is the foundation of parish life. For the Catholic Christian, weekly attendance is necessary to maintain a healthy and vital relationship with God. Weekend Masses are celebrated on Saturdays at 4:30 p.m. and on Sundays at 7:30 a.m., 9:15 a.m. and 11 a.m. Daily Masses are offered at 6:30 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. Monday through Friday and at 9 a.m. on Saturday. Holy Day Mass schedules are published in the bulletin and on the parish website.
Contact: Msgr. Stephan J. Moloney, 614-451-4290, ext. 4, or the Diocesan Office of Vocations, 614-221-5565
The Sacrament of Holy Orders is received in three steps, each one sacramental. Each step configures the person to Christ in a special way and puts the person in a special relationship with the Church. The first step is ordination to the diaconate. A deacon serves the diocese in ways designated by the bishop and may be either a single or a married man. The second step is the Presbyterate. A priest who is ordained for a diocese serves the diocese for which he is ordained. A priest ordained for a religious order, such as a Dominican, Franciscan or Jesuit, serves a larger area according to the particular needs of his religious order. The third step is ordination to the Episcopacy. A bishop is appointed as a successor to the apostles and serves the church as spiritual leader and father of a particular diocese.
ANOINTING OF THE SICK
Contact: A Priest at the Parish Office, 614-451-4290
The Church is a healing community in the spirit of Christ. This sacrament, administered by a priest, was once considered a sacrament of the dying, and referred to as “Extreme Unction” or “Last Rites.” However, it is now considered as a sacrament of the living and is administered not only at the time of near death, but also to the seriously ill (physically or mentally), those facing serious surgery, those in chronic pain, and the elderly.