Sacraments

Baptism

Every Fourth Sunday of the month at 11:30 A.M. Baptisms and Pre-Baptismal sessions must be arranged in advance at the Rectory.

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Marriage

Congratulations on your engagement.

We are happy that you have decided to marry in the Catholic Church and will be receiving the graces and blessings associated with the Sacrament of Marriage. Your decision to enter into the relationship of married life is a sign of love, hope, and strength for the entire community.

Weddings are special and joyful times for brides and grooms, for their families and friends and for the parish community. The new beginning, the love, the promise and hope that weddings are for us, make their celebration a special and grace-filled time in our lives. The church welcomes its members to celebrate and solemnize their wedding in the context
of our prayer as Christians. Indeed, so important is marriage in Christian life that it is called a sacrament.

Great care is taken to see that the prayer for this special moment is reverent, graceful, beautiful and open to the movement of God’s spirit among us. Our celebrations of the sacraments, marriage included, are always rooted in listening to the scriptures so that, we can be nourished and strengthened by God’s word. We always celebrate the sacraments
as a community. We gather our brothers and sisters in faith and ask for their prayerful. These celebrations are incomplete unless they are filled with song, with prayerful gestures, and with the silence in which we hear the voice of God in our lives.

All marriages should be arranged at least 6 months before the marriage date.

Weddings are held on Saturday only at either 12:00 pm or 2:00 pm. Securing the church date should be done before any other arrangements are made.

As a first step to planning your wedding, please contact the Rectory (708-862-4165).

Please also read the “Guidelines for Engaged Couples”.

Excellent video on many details and teachings from United States Conference of Bishops.

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Reconciliation

Every Saturday, 3:30 P.M. to 4:30 P.M. (English & Polish). Confession is always available by appointment at the Rectory.

 

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Anointing of the Sick – Sick Calls

If there is anyone who cannot attend Mass or receive the Sacraments because of illness or age, please contact the Rectory (708-862-4165).