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Sacraments

Sacraments make people holy, build up the body of Christ, and give worship to God.  They also nourish, strengthen, and express faith.  For more information, please contact the Parish Administration Center.

The Catechism of the Catholic Church recommends that children be baptized within the first weeks of their birth.  Baptisms are celebrated during or after Mass. Attendance at a Baptism Preparation Class is required.  If a child is five years of age or older, he or she is required to have personal preparation. Baptism of adults requires the completion of the RCIA program.

Private Reconciliation is offered most Saturdays at 9:00 a.m. and by appointment.  The confessional is located on the right side of the pews in the center of the church.  Please check with the Parish Calendar for up-to-date information. Click here for a handy guide on how to go to confession.

First Holy Communion is normally celebrated in Second Grade after completion of the sacramental preparation program, involving both parents and children.  Children older than Second Grade are required to have personal preparation. Adults are required to complete the RCIA program before receiving their First Holy Communion.

The sacrament of Confirmation is normally celebrated in the Spring for High School Juniors.  Participation in a preparation is required.  The sacrament of Confirmation for adults is celebrated as a part of the RCIA program.

Engaged couples are encouraged to contact the parish at least six months prior to their wedding.  Completion of the Marriage Preparation Program is required. More useful information on preparing for marriage can be found here: For Your Marriage and here:  Planning a Catholic Wedding.

Holy Orders is the sacrament of apostolic ministry and includes three orders; bishop, priest, and deacon.  If you or someone you know is interested in the Vocation of the Priesthood or Religious Order, please contact the Director of Vocations for the Madison Diocese.

Anointing of the Sick is received by those who are gravely ill, approaching serious surgery, or in danger of death.  Please contact the Parish Administration Office if you or someone you know is in need of this sacrament. 

Interested in Becoming Catholic?

RCIA is a process for non-Catholics who would like to become Catholic.
Learn more here.