Ss. Cyril & Methodius Saturdays 5:30 -5:55 P.M. or by appointment.
St Hubert Saturdays 3:30 - 3:55 or by appointment.
SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM:
Parents expecting their first child are required to attend catechesis together with the Godparents. Realizing that the Sacrament of Baptism is not a private event, baptism of infants and children is held within the context of liturgical celebration. Please contact the parish office to schedule the Sacrament of Baptism.
SACRAMENT OF MARRIAGE:
Couples contemplating marriage should contact the parish office one year in advance. Catechesis is required with “Sponsor Couples” or “Engaged Encounter” and with the pastor. Please contact the parish office to schedule the Sacrament of Marriage.
Reconciliation, Confirmation and First Eucharist
Both the family and the parish have important roles in preparing children for First Reconciliation, Confirmation and Eucharist. The Church prepares and welcomes children to First Reconciliation and First Communion when they reach the age of discretion, 7 years old. Intergenerational workshops for children and their parents are held in preparation for the reception of these Sacraments. Before receiving First Eucharist, the Church requires that children receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation (Penance). First reception of this sacrament takes place during the Advent season at a parish reconciliation service.
Catechesis for confirmation and first Eucharist emphasizes the theology of Christian initiation, which links baptism, confirmation and Eucharist as one process incorporating one into a lifelong journey of conversion in faith. The primary focus in preparing children for these sacraments of initiation is spiritual formation. For individuals baptized in infancy, the normative age for the Sacrament of Confirmation in the Diocese of Greensburg will be about the age of 13 (Grade 8).
Please contact Dianne Sutton to find out more about Sacramental Preparation.