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 after 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.
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 course is required. The sacrament of Confirmation for adults is celebrated as a part of the RCIA program.
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.