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Sacraments

We are most anxious to make the celebration of the Sacraments a joyous, spiritual event in your family’s life and with the Parish. Please call the office for information regarding Baptisms, Weddings, becoming a Catholic, and Sacrament of the Sick.

The Catholic Church recognizes seven sacraments, instituted by Christ Himself, which are outward signs of an inward grace acting in our souls.

Baptism: This is the “gateway” sacrament. This is the sacrament that joins you with the Body of Christ, the community of believers. Baptism is required for the other sacraments. Contact the parish office for information on Baptism, or see the link on the web page.

Eucharist: Preparation for this sacrament for children occurs through the PREP program. Contact the PREP Director.  This is a joint program with St. Boniface.

Reconciliation: First reconciliation preparation for children occurs through the PREP program. Contact the PREP Director.  This is a joint program with St. Boniface.

Confirmation: Confirmation preparation is a 2 year program starting in the 7th grade. This is a joint program with St. Boniface. Contact the PREP Director.

Marriage: The sacrament of marriage is seen as a serious covenant between a man and a woman. Preparation occurs over several months. Please contact the Church Office at least 4-6 months before the anticipated marriage date for more information. 570-326-1544.

Holy OrdersThe Sacrament of Holy Orders is the continuation of Christ's priesthood, which He bestowed upon His Apostles; thus, the Catechism of the Catholic Church refers to the Sacrament of Holy Orders as "the sacrament of apostolic ministry."  There are three levels to this sacrament: the episcopate, the priesthood, and the diaconate.

Anointing of the Sick: This sacrament of mercy and healing offers prayers for possible recovery, but its primary intention is to give spiritual strength and calm the soul of the one suffering from illness. This Sacrament is not just for those in danger of death, but for anyone who suffers from serious or chronic physical or emotional illness of any age; or, who struggles with the infirmities of age.

To make arrangements please call or have a family member call the parish office at 570-326-1544 or by email at stboniface@comcast.net