Times of confessions
6:30 PM Tuesday
3:00-3:30 PM Saturday
First Reconciliation is usually celebrated in
the second grade after preparation in the
first and second grade. For older children,
Contact the parish at least six
months prior to your proposed
wedding date to begin
Anointing of the Sick
Communal Anointing of the Sick
is held three times a year
Individual Anointing at any time
Request the Baptism of a child
Baptisms may be celebrated during or
after any weekend Mass. Instructions
for parents having their first child
baptized are held the first Thursday of
each month at 6:30 PM.
Request the Baptism of
RCIA is the normal path to initiation into
the Catholic Church
Confirmation of Children is usually
celebrated in Junior High with previous
years of preparation. If your child was not
confirmed for any reason,
Confirmation of Adults is usually celebrated
after study and preparation. The rite is
celebrated at Rosary Cathedral, Toledo.
Sacraments are the means and form for the transformation of our lives, to live a life of holiness, to be holy as God created us to be. Although there should be "sacramental" times all throughout each day, we celebrate seven as a whole Church. Each of the seven sacraments is visible or sensibly perceptible. However, the Sacraments are not just signs or symbols. They manifest beyond the visible. They are real, bringing about what they say.
For instance, in Baptism, we see, hear, and feel flowing water and hear the words of Baptism. In the Eucharist we take God's creation of wheat and grapes and we contribute our human stamp on them as they are made into bread and wine, and then we offer back to God. We recall our story as we hear it in the Scriptures and we experience the words of Jesus at the Last Supper as he blesses, breaks and shares his Body and Blood and tells his followers to do this, all of this, and make memory.
The reception of the Sacraments commits us to live a Christ-like life. It is more than just a social obligation, "going through the motions" of attending Mass on Sunday and going to confession once or twice a year. Each day is meant to be lived, drawing upon the grace we have received, to most closely enter into union with Christ, whose name we bear as Christians.
Vocations Office of the Diocese of
Rev. Msgr. Charles E. Singler, D.Min.,