Sacraments


 


Baptism

Attendance at one baptismal preparation session is required before Baptism can be scheduled. Preparation may begin any time during pregnancy.

Choosing a Godparent(s) for your child is an important duty for parents. Godparents are entrusted with the responsibility (along with parents) of raising the child in the Catholic faith; passing on the heritage of our faith. Choose Godparent(s) who will be a real and long-lasting help in the Catholic-Christian formation of your child. At least one Godparent should be over the age of 16, Confirmed in the Catholic faith and currently practicing their faith, including weekly mass attendance.  Others must be baptized in a Christian faith.

To register for Baptismal class and schedule a Baptism, please call Sandra Gill at 410-676-5119 ext. 110 or email:  Sandra.Gill@archbalt.org

  • For Baptism of adults or children over the age of 7, contact Angie Rebbert at 410-676-5119 ext. 121 or email: Angela.Rebbert@archbalt.org

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First Reconciliation/First Eucharist

To receive the sacrament of First Reconciliation and/or First Eucharist (First Communion), the Archdiocesan guidelines recommend that children be in second grade or higher and have at least one sequential year of prior Religious Education experience in addition to the current year’s instruction. Involvement in a parish Religious Education program, a Home-Study program or attendance in a Catholic school serves as experience. Preparations for these sacraments usually begins during 2nd grade.

View and Print a Faith Formation Class Registration form by choosing either .doc or .pdf format below:

2020 Registration

2020 RegistrationSPANISH

English Calendar Rev

Spanish Calendar Rev

In preparation for the sacraments, parents are asked to attend two parent education meetings and work with the child using a recommended book.

First Reconciliation Parent Zoom Meeting Video

For more information, please contact Angela.Rebbert@archbalt.org or 410-676-5119 ext. 121

 

SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION: Sundays at 7:30am and 12:30pm at the Main Church

 


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Confirmation

High School/Confirmation:  Contact Diane Lewis by e-mail or 410-676-5119 ext. 115

A two year program usually beginning for students in Grade 9 and includes catechetical sessions, service projects and retreats.  Celebration of the sacrament occurs at the end of the second year.

 

CONFIRMATION DATE FOR 2021

MARCH 27TH, 2021

11:00 AM MASS

2020 Registration

2020 RegistrationSPANISH

High School Calendar Jan – Apr 2021

SFdS Parent Candidate Guide

Confirmation Sponsor Guide

VIRTUAL Worthy of the Call

 

CONFIRMATION CANDIDATE-PARENT-SPONSOR-PARISH VIRTUAL SUMMIT 

Our purpose is to clarify the roles of key people in the Confirmation preparation process.  To that end the five sessions below have been created.

Please note:

  • Each session has a short video (<10 minutes), review of key points, and a series of discussion questions.
  • Once you start a session, plan on 15-30 minutes to complete it. If you stop in the middle of a session and then try to resume, it will restart from the beginning of that session.
  • It is preferable that the Candidate, Parent and Sponsor use a single device to view the videos. There is a maximum number of people who can share the link at one time.  If you run into problems accessing the link, please contact me and I can send you a new link.Diane.Lewis@archbalt.org

SESSION 1: What is Confirmation – https://share.nearpod.com/ioLfvKxt0bb

SESSION 2: Parent role in Confirmation prep – https://share.nearpod.com/ZxhGrgTpoab

SESSION 3: Sponsor role in Confirmation prep – https://share.nearpod.com/vsph/62FQHwcQLu

SESSION 4: Candidate role in Confirmation prep – https://share.nearpod.com/a9zylilOPcb

SESSION 5: Parish role in Confirmation prep – https://share.nearpod.com/vsph/GQnd9hXsNu

 

For your convenience, a link to the discussion questions from in all 5 parts can be found here – Virtual Candidate-Sponsor-Parent Meeting Discussion Questions

 

Parent is responsible for gathering information needed to complete the contract below.  Please complete the google form below on or before Feb 7th.  By completing the form, the data will be automatically loaded into my google account.

Candidate-Parent-Sponsor-Parish Contract – https://forms.gle/TLX727gbmjAnQqfd8

SERVICE VERIFICATION FORM

Fields marked with an * are required

2. Date(s) of Service

3. Hours of Service:

 

Adult Confirmation:  Contact Angela.Rebbert@archbalt.org or 410-676-5119 ext. 121

For adults who have celebrated the sacraments of Baptism and First Eucharist in the Catholic Church but did not have the opportunity to be confirmed.

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Marriage

According to Archdiocesan policy, couples are required to make an appointment with a priest or deacon of the parish at least six months in advance of the date they plan to celebrate their wedding in order to have sufficient time for marriage preparation.

Call the parish office at 410-676-5119 to set an appointment with a priest or deacon and to discuss the wedding ceremony, prayers, environment and music.

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Anointing of the Sick

Contact:  Parish Office at 410-676-5119

Available after all of the weekend Masses and at other times by appointment by calling the parish office.

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Become A Catholic/RCIA Program

Introduction to Catholicism Classes –“Come and See” – Three times a year, classes are scheduled to introduce individuals to the Catholic faith or to invite adult Catholics to update their own understanding of the faith. This serves as the first stage in the R.C.I.A. process. Call for dates and to register, 410-676-5119 x121 or Angela.Rebbert@archbalt.org

The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is a program designed for adults who seek the living God and desire to further their faith journey through study and conversion as the Spirit opens their hearts. If you would like to become a member of our faith, or if you are baptized Catholic and have not received First Eucharist and/or Confirmation, please contact Angie Rebbert at 410-676-5119 x121 or Angela.Rebbert@archbalt.org

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