Marriage Preparation

First Step: Contact the Parish Office

Contact the Parish Office to set up the initial interview. It is recommended that the first contact be a minimum of 6 months before the wedding but 9 months to one year is preferred in order to allow time for proper preparation. At this first meeting we will discuss the documentation that is needed. You will also be scheduled for the FOCCUS premarital inventory and the Marriage Preparation Course. NO DATE CAN BE SET FOR A WEDDING UNTIL THE INTIAL INTERVIEW TAKES PLACE.

The FOCCUS premarital inventory is in an instrument to help you as a couple identify issues you want or need to discuss before marriage. Each of you will be given an identical list of statements to which you either agree or disagree. After completing the inventory you are encouraged to discuss it on your own as a couple. identify issues you want or need to discuss before marriage. Each of you will be given an identical list of statements to which you either agree or disagree ... (more)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sacramental Preparation

Baptisms

Infant Baptisms generally are held on two designated Sundays a month (except during Lent & Advent). Please contact the parish office (ext #3) to set up a meeting with one of our priests. Father will outline the preparation and the required documents.  At least one parent must be a Roman Catholic.  Once the required documentation has been received by the parish office you will be contacted to set the date for baptism.

School Age Baptisms (4 years old and older to age 18): October registration for Baptism after Easter. Contact Victoria Pusiak (ext #8) for school age baptism

Adult Baptisms (18 and older) please contact Deacon Jeff LeBane (ext #6) to enquire about the RCIA program

 

The Process

The preparation of our children for First Communion begins at Baptism, with particular focus during this entire school year on the meaning and practical application of the Sacrament.

This is one of the three Sacraments of Initiation, or belonging, through which people become full members of the Body of Christ, the Church.

The formal instruction emphasizes the reality that we are members of the Family of God called to gather at the Table of the Lord week in and week out to be fed by Jesus with himself. The children are taught that God's children try to imitate the love of Jesus. They learn to forgive others and to celebrate the fact that Jesus will forgive us if we are sorry. This is part of what it means to become active, participating members of the Church ... (more)