Sacramental Policies

Baptism - Couples expecting the birth of their first child should contact Fr. Kucera at least 3 months prior to the due date so that they can participate in a baptism class. Baptisms are celebrated during the regular parish Mass.

Matrimony - Engaged couples should contact Fr. Kucera before setting a date to reserve the church and to determine freedom to marry. Marriage preparation sessions with the priest take at least 6 months.

Confessions - Scheduled confessions are once each month, rotating between the two churches. Communal penance services are celebrated in Advent and Lent. Other times are available by appointment.

Anointing of the Sick - Communal celebrations are conducted once a year. Those living in area nursing homes are anointed twice each year. If you are planning to have surgery or feel weak due to age or a progressive illness, contact Fr. Kucera to celebrate this sacrament. Also call the parish office if you are hospitalized. The appropriate sacrament for those who are dying is Viaticum, that is, the Eucharist. Don't hesitate to contact Fr. Kucera at any time when a critical situation emerges.

Confirmation - Preparation for the celebration of the sacrament takes place on a parish level to assist parents in preparing their child for the sacrament.  Sessions take place during the school year on a once or twice per month schedule for twelve sessions approximately 2 to 2 1/2 hours long, usually immediately following Sunday mass.  Candidates are typically in the the sophomore year of high school.  Attendance is separate from Faith Formation sessions. In the event of conflicts, home study led by parents or guardians is possible to receive the sacrament.  The sacrament is celebrated with those who meet the following requirements: 

1) They are baptized and not yet confirmed;
2) They have reached the age of reason;
3) They have a valid sponsor;
4) They have been suitably instructed;
5) They are in a state of grace and have the intention of receiving the sacrament of Confirmation -properly disposed;
6) They must be able to renew their Baptismal promises.