"It is the unique role of the Sacraments in the life of a faith community to be the means by which God transforms our hearts and lives."

Baptism

 We welcome all Christians to celebrate the sacrament of Baptism. As our parish is continuing to grow, we ask that you prayerfully consider joining us. Whether celebrating a child or an adult baptism, it is our joy to share in this sacrament with you and your family. For more information please email Fr. Greg at glmiller@csbsju.edu or start by filling out the following: 

Baptismal-record-keeping-form

 

Eucharist

First communion is received when a child is in second grade. As part of this sacrament, preparation in religious education classes helps the formation of our students understand the Catholic faith. An additional workshop for family and students will be held on November 11 from 9:30 - 11:30 AM as well as rehearsal prior to this mass of celebration for parents and students are available. Stay tuned for date details for rehearsal. 

Communion Form

Reconciliation

Our parish has two annual taize reconciliation services which allow for our community to enter into a deeper relationship with Christ. Renewal from this sacrament is important to our Catholic faith that we are courageously able to release the weight of this world and receive mercy as well forgiveness from God. This year our services will be on December 12th and March 20th at 7 PM.

 

 

Confirmation

All youth entering into 11th grade are welcomed and encouraged to join in our Faith Formation classes geared towards Confirmation preparation. This year our Liturgy will be celebrated on March 11th at 2 PM as well as a practice on March 7th will be held prior to this celebration at 6:45 PM in Avon. In addition, our twinned parishes will be hosting a Confirmation retreat on January 27th from 9 - 9 PM. For our Confirmation policy and other details click here:

 Confirmation Requirements

Confirmation Info.

Confirmation Sponsor

Service Sign - Up

Matrimony

We encourage all couples to contact our pastor at least 12 months prior to your proposed wedding date. It is important that we allow for 6 months of wedding preparation which includes a short engaged encounter for all engaged couples. In addition, both the bride and groom are encouraged to plan the elements of their liturgical celebration with our pastor. For more information, please click here: 

Wedding Planning Guide Twinned Parishes 2017

 

 

Anointing of the Sick

As part of our parish life we strive to pray and be close to those who are in need of healing. Therefore, we celebrate this sacrament at our communal parish liturgies this year on October 7th and 8th. Additionally, our pastor is available for individual anointing.