Sacraments

SacramentsBaptism

Baptism is the basis of the whole christian life, the gateway to life in the Spirit, and the door which gives access to the other sacraments. Through baptism we are freed from sin and reborn as sons of God; we become members of Christ, are incorporated into the Church and made sharers in her mission: Baptism is the sacrament of regeneration through water in the word. (CCC 1213)

Whether we are baptized as infants or adults, baptism is the Church’s way of celebrating and enacting the embrace of God.

Infant baptisms are performed by appointment. Parents are expected to attend a Pre-Baptismal Program.

Adults and children over seven are required to go through the RCIA program before being baptized.  For more information on RCIA visit our RCIA Page.

To make arrangements for the sacrament of baptism, call the Parish Office at (859) 986-4633

Confirmation

Confirmation is a sacrament of mature Christian commitment and a deepening of baptismal gifts. It is one of the three Sacraments of Initiation for Catholics. It is most often associated with the gifts of the Holy Spirit.

CCD classes are held every Sunday at 10:30 am in the Fellowship Hall. For more information contact the Church office at (859) 986-4633.

Holy Communion

The eucharist, or holy communion, is both a sacrifice and a meal. We believe in the real presence of Jesus, who died for our sins. As we receive Christ’s Body and Blood, we also are nourished spiritually and brought closer to God. It is the sum and summary of our faith.

If you, or a member of your family, is home-bound or in the hospital, you may contact the Parish Office and request a visitation with holy communion

Penance

Penance, or confession, has three elements: examination of conscious, confession of sin, and penance. In it we find God’s unconditional forgiveness, and as a result we are called to forgive others.

You can receive this sacrament before Mass on Saturday: 6:30 pm to 6:50 pm, and Sunday: 8:30 am to 8:50 am. You may also call the Church office and schedule an appointment with Fr. Flanagan.

Marriage

Marriage is a celebration of God’s love shared between a man and a woman who freely give themselves, each to the other mutually and definitively, in order to live a covenant of faithful and fruitful love.

Since the couple must go through a formation program, six (6) months’ notice is required. No permanent date is set until the couple has a personal interview with Pastor. No reception plans should be made until a date is set.

Anointing of the Sick

Anointing of the Sick, formally known as Last Rites or Extreme Unction, has as its purpose the conferral of a special grace on the Christian experiencing the difficulties inherent in the condition of grave illness or old age (CCC 1527).

Privacy laws prevent ministers from obtaining names from hospitals. If you or a member of your family requires a visit, please notify the Church office at (859) 986-4633.
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