Baptisms

 Parents anticipating the birth of their first child are asked to attend baptismal instructions; parents who have attended this training once will not need to attend upon the birth of younger children. Baptismal classes are held the first Monday of every month from 7:00 until 8:00 p.m. in the Parish Center. We suggest that you attend this session before the birth of your child if possible. To register, please call the Rectory at (570) 724-3371. Please note: Baptisms cannot be scheduled until all the necessary paperwork is completed.


 

Confirmation

 Confirmation is administered every year to 8th grade students in our Parish CCD program. Children withing to receive Confirmation must be enrolled and participating in the CCD program for two years before they are eligible to receive the sacrament.

 Qualifications for Godparents for Baptism & Sponsors for Confirmation

 In order for a person to be a Godparent for Baptism or a Sponsor for Confirmation, Canon Law (Church Law) identifies several qualifications for that person:

  1. Must be registered in a Catholic parish, attend Mass weekly, and receive the sacraments.  Please note the pastor is not allowed to give a sponsor card for persons who are not registered at the parish;
  2. Must have completed their 16th year and cannot be the father or mother of the one being baptized or confirmed;
  3. Must have received the three Sacraments of Initiation: Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist;
  4. If married, the marriage must be recognized as valid by the Catholic Church; couples who are not married may not be living together;
  5. Those Catholics who have joined another religion may not act as a Godparent or Christian witness;
  6. For Baptism, two sponsors are suggested, one of each gender, however, only one sponsor is required.  For Confirmation, only one sponsor is needed. 

 

Reconciliation

 The Sacrament is celebrated on Saturdays from 4:00 - 4:45 pm and Monday,Wednesday, and Friday from 11:45 -12:00noon in the church. Also by appointment.

  

 


 

Marriage

 In order to complete the necessary paperwork, couples are asked to contact the Rectory at least one full year in advance of the proposed marriage date.

 

 

 

 

Anointing of the Sick

 Please contact the Rectory whenever a member of your family has become sick or hospitalized. Please note, because of the new government regulations regarding privacy, hospitals cannot release information without a patient's consent.