Sacraments

Baptism

 

Parents wishing to have their baby baptized in our Catholic faith community should be participating members of the parish here. Please call the office to schedule the date and time. First time parents must attend a baptism preparation class. Please call the office to make a reservation for the class you are planning to attend. Baptisms are scheduled during masses on designated weekends. Private baptisms are usually scheduled for 12:30 PM on Sundays. Arrangements can be made by calling the office.

First Communion & Reconciliation

 

Children in first grade begin preparing for the sacrament of first Eucharist and first reconciliation. Completion of a first grade religious education program is required in order to prepare for these sacraments. A copy of your child’s baptismal certificate is required unless your child was baptized a St. Elizabeth Ann Seton.

Please contact the religious education office.  See the contact us page for e-mail and phone information.

 

Confirmation

 

Preparation for Confirmation has two main components. The first involves classroom instruction, retreats, workshops and service projects. Candidates are required to attend and actively participate. The second includes direct preparation for the sacrament. Completion of the Religious Education curriculum for grades 1-8 is expected for anyone wishing to enter the Confirmation program. Special make-up sessions will be provided if needed. Candidates who have met all requirements will be confirmed in the spring of their sophomore year of high school.

Marriage

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church is a beautiful and spiritual setting for weddings. Decoration of the worship space with flowers makes the space special and more beautiful for the wedding. Parish membership is expected for marriage ceremonies to be held at the church.

Please contact the main office six months ahead of the wedding date to make arrangements. See the contact us page for telephone or e-mail information.

Anointing of the Sick

The anointing of the sick is administered to bring spiritual, emotional and even physical strength during an illness, especially near the time of death.  It is most likely one of the last sacraments one will receive.  A sacrament is an outward sign established by Jesus Christ to confer inward grace.  In more basic terms, it is a rite that is performed to convey God’s grace to the recipient, through the power of the Holy Spirit.

For further information call the main office at 652-4300.