Sacraments


Baptism

Attendance at one baptismal preparation session is required before Baptism can be scheduled. Preparation may begin at 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 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 the Christian faith.

To register for the Baptismal class and schedule a Baptism, please call Diane Lewis at 410-676-5119, ext. 115, or email Diane.Lewis@archbalt.org. You can begin the process by completing the Baptism Registration Form to request a baptism. The registration form as well as the other required documents must be returned to schedule the pre-baptismal class and baptism.

CLICK HERE for the Baptism Registration Form in English

CLICK HERE for the Baptism Registration Form in Spanish

                                            

For the Baptism of adults or children over the age of 7, contact Deacon Chuck Hoppe at 443-372-7111 or email: William.Hoppe@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 begin during 2nd grade.

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

2023-2024 Faith Formation Registration

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

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


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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 begins 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 2023 IS APRIL 1st!

HIGH SCHOOL CALENDAR

SFDS PARENT CANDIDATE GUIDE

WORTHY OF THE CALL

HIGH SCHOOL CREATED TO LOVE 

SERVICE SIGN-UP

ADULT CONFIRMATION

Contact Deacon Chuck Hoppe at William.Hoppe@archbalt.org or call Prince of Peace, Edgewood, MD (410) 679-5912

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. E-mail for dates and to register to  William.Hoppe@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 Deacon Chuck Hoppe at William.Hoppe@archbalt.org


Certificate Request

If you need to obtain a copy of a sacrament performed at St. Francis de Sales. You may request one here!

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