EUCHARISTIC CELEBRATIONS
Mass Times

PENANCE
Saturday at 3:00 p.m.
Appointments are also available; call the rectory at 688-9143.

BAPTISMS
Baptisms are celebrated at 10AM or Noon Mass OR the third Sunday of the month at 1:15PM. Baptisms are not celebrated during Lent. Both parents are required to attend a Pre-Baptismal meeting. Please call the rectory to register for a class. Sponsors must have letters of recommendation from their respective Catholic parishes.

SACRAMENT OF THE SICK
If anyone is ill and would like the Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick, please call the rectory.

SACRAMENT OF MATRIMONY
Engaged couples are to make wedding arrangements at least six months in advance. Pre-Cana classes are required.

EUCHARIST TO THE SICK AND SHUT-INS
If ill or shut-in, please call the rectory if you wish that the Blessed Sacrament be brought to you.


Sacramental Preparation

Baptism - The Rite of Baptism asks the parents: "Do you clearly understand what you are undertaking?" that they are affirming is their acceptance of the responsibility to train their children in the practice of the faith. In the Baptismal rite, parents publicly ask for Baptism for their children. They bless their children with the Sign of the Cross. They renounce Satan and reaffirm their own faith. They bring their children to the waters of Baptism and accept a lighted candle, which symbolizes the Light of Christ. They receive a blessing as parents of their children. All of this presumes a Christian home where the parents are practicing their own faith. This will insure that all the Baptismal promises are fulfilled. For further information about immediate preparation for Baptism.

First Penance - Initial preparation will take place in the home by the parents who are their children's primary religious educators. Parents' instruction will be expounded upon in the second grade religion classes along with role playing. Attendance at workshops for parents and students is required. Reception of the sacrament is based on the child's readiness not age or grade level. Regular attendance at Mass is required.

First Holy Communion - Initial preparation will take place in the home by the parents who are their children's primary religious educators. Parents' instruction will be expounded upon in the third grade religion classes along with learning about the Mass. Attendance at workshops for parents and students is required. Reception of the sacrament is based on the child's readiness not age or grade level. Regular attendance at Mass is required.

Confirmation - Preparation is available for those youth who have completed the required high school religion courses in Grades 9 and Grade 10, attend Mass regularly, recognize their unique gifts and share their talents in service to the community, and freely desire to be Confirmed. A preparation program that includes formation sessions, a retreat and field trips is required prior to Confirmation. The immediate Confirmation preparation program is normally undertaken in the second semester of the sophomore year of high school and is required of both public school and Catholic school students.

The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA)

Mission: The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is the process by which one becomes Catholic. Inquirers are welcomed with their questions and invited to learn more about and/or become a part of Roman Catholicism. The process is concerned with the spiritual, educational, liturgical, apostolic, and practical formation of those who wish to have a closer relationship with Jesus through entering into His Church in Getzville, New York.

Sessions: Participation can lead to full Sacramental Initiation into the Catholic Church.

Who can Inquire: Anyone over the age of seven who is: 
• Not Baptized 
• a non-Catholic Christian 
• an adult Catholic who wishes to prepare for First Holy Communion and/or Confirmation

Who can help: Catholics who are interested in sharing their faith with others.

How to get started: Call the Parish Office at 688-9143.