Sacrament Preparation

Baptism

The sacrament of Baptism is usually celebrated Saturday evenings after the 5:00 PM Mass or Sunday mornings after the 10:45 AM Mass. Baptism may also be celebrated during Mass. A Baptismal preparation class is normally required for parents and godparents before having a child baptized. Classes are offered on a regular basis; please see the weekly bulletin for dates.

The church specifies that in order to qualify as a godparent, the candidate must be regularly practicing his or her Catholic faith, must have already received the sacraments of initiation (Baptism, Eucharist and Confirmation), and must not be hindered by some aspect of his or her sacramental life that needs to be reconciled. (e.g., a marriage outside the church.) A godparent must be at least 16 years of age and may not be the child's mother or father.

To schedule baptism, call the parish office.

First Reconciliation and First Eucharist

Second graders celebrate their first Sacrament of Reconciliation in January and First Eucharist during the Easter Season. Children are prepared for reception of the sacraments by their teachers at St.Vincent de Paul Parish School and the School of Religious Education.

Confirmation

The Sacrament of Confirmation is a sacrament of initiation and witness that brings Catholics into the fullness of the faith. Confirmation is celebrated yearly for the high school sophomores, juniors, seniors and adults not yet confirmed. Those being confirmed must attend a series of Confirmation preparation classes and a parish approved retreat.

Anointing of the Sick

This sacrament of healing and strengthening is offered to those who are seriously ill, in poor health due to age or disability, or anticipating surgery. Please call the parish office if you would like to celebrate this sacrament of healing.

Weddings are celebrated in Church after the couple completes a program of marriage preparation. Please contact the parish office as soon as possible after engagement and no later than six months before the anticipated date of marriage. This allows the couple an opportunity to reflect on the life commitment they are about to make and to register for the marriage preparation classes and meetings with the priest or deacon.

Sometimes, no matter how hard a couple tries, their marriage ends in divorce. The Church believes in both the sanctity of marriage and offering reconciliation. If you have questions about the annulment process, please contact Father Dave, Father Francisco or Father Bobby at the parish office.