Our Baptismal program assists parents who are registered parishioners in preparing their children for the Sacrament of Baptism. Parents who would like their child baptized should contact Julie Cohn at the parish office to arrange for a meeting. Baptismal meetings are scheduled once a month. Not a parishioner yet? Pick up a Welcome Packet from the parish office.
First Reconciliation is celebrated in grade 2 or above. Children must be enrolled in and attend Faith Formation classes or be enrolled in a Catholic school. First Reconciliation is celebrated in the winter.
First Eucharist is celebrated in grade 2 or above. Children must be enrolled in and attend Faith Formation classes or be enrolled in a Catholic school. All candidates must have received their First Reconciliation prior to making their First Eucharist. First Eucharist is celebrated in the spring.
Candidates for the Sacrament of Confirmation must already be baptized and have received the sacraments of Eucharist and Reconciliation. Candidates begin a two-year preparation program in grade 8 or above.
The Eucharist and Sacramental Anointing are available to the homebound and those in need. Please make arrangements by contacting the Parish Office.
Arrangements for Marriage must be made at least six months in advance. Please contact the Parish Office to arrange for a meetings with a priest or deacon. Couples marrying in the Diocese of Rochester take the Fully Engaged inventory during their marriage preparation time, usually six months to a year before the wedding. Fully Engaged is an inventory designed to help engaged couples solidify the foundation upon which they, together with Christ, will build their Sacrament of Marriage. Grounded in Church teaching and loaded with catechetical content, this dynamic premarital inventory is a trustworthy guide that meets the real challenges today’s couples face.
Engaged couples should register for a Marriage Preparation class offered by the Diocese. Click here for information about our sessions here at St. Rita.