The seven sacraments touch all the stages and all the important moments of Christian life: they give birth and increase, healing and mission to the Christian's life of faith. There is thus a certain resemblance between the stages of natural life and the stages of the spiritual life. (CCC 1210)
Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA):
The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults is the process of inquiring, faith sharing, instruction, and liturgy for those who seek to become Catholics. All who are interested in inquiring about the Catholic faith are welcome. Contact: Marie Moran 227-5334 x 113
The parents must be registered and practicing members of the parish. Sacramental preparation sessions are required. Contact Marie Moran - 227-5334 x 113
First Reconciliation and First Eucharist:
Preparation for these Sacraments ordinarily occurs in the second grade. All those preparing for these Sacraments are enrolled in the parish faith formation program. Preparation also includes regular Mass attendance and family sessions at church and at home. Contact: Marie Moran – 227-5334 x 113
In our parish, the age of Confirmation is at the junior year of high school, for those who were baptized before the age of discretion. Confirmation is celebrated in our parish annually. Candidates must be attending Mass regularly and enrolled in our parish faith formation program for the two-year preparation period.
Contact: Chris Hammen – 227-5334 x 114
Diocesan policy requires a minimum time of marriage preparation. The couple is to contact the parish no less than six months before the proposed wedding. Every effort will be made to accommodate the couple’s plans. However, the date of the wedding will not be confirmed until after the initial stages of the preparation have been completed.
Contact: Father Tolleson or Deacon Iver Johnson 227-5334
Communion Calls and Anointing of the Sick:
- Home Visits:
If you or someone you know would like to have a home visit, have Communion brought to your home or have the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick, please contact Suzanne Johnson - 227-5334 x 116
- Hospital Visits:
If you or a family member anticipate being in the hospital and would like to receive a visit, please contact the parish office. If it is not possible to contact the office previous to your hospital stay, please call the parish office after your admission. Also, have it noted on the hospital admission form that you are Catholic, to which parish you belong, and that you request a visit. The hospital does not inform the parish that you are a patient.