Anointing of the Sick
“When the Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick is given, the hoped-for effect is that, if it be God’s will, the person be physically healed of illness. But even if there is no physical healing, the primary effect of the Sacrament is a spiritual healing by which the sick person receives the Holy Spirit’s gift of peace and courage to deal with the difficulties that accompany serious illness or the frailty of old age.”
Please notify the Parish Office as soon as possible when someone becomes seriously ill or is admitted to the hospital.
Baptism is the rite of initiation into the Christian community of the Catholic Church.
Baptisms are celebrated after the 11:30am Mass on Sundays upon request. Both first-time parents need to attend a Pre-Jordan class, which is held the first Wednesday of every month. Pre-Regisration for the class is required by contacting the Parish Office. Sponsors not from the parish are required to submit a Certificate of Eligibility from their parish two weeks prior to the Baptism.
The Sacrament of Matrimony (aka Marriage) is a covenant, which is more than a contract. Covenant always expresses a relationship between persons. The marriage covenant refers to the relationship between the husband and wife, a permanent union of persons capable of knowing and loving each other and God. The celebration of marriage is also a liturgical act, appropriately held in a public liturgy at church. Catholics are urged to celebrate their marriage within the Eucharistic Liturgy.
Notify the Parish Office and the priest of your intention to marry at least six months prior to the date of the wedding to assure sufficient preparation time. You will be required to attend Pre-Cana sessions which the priest will discuss with you.