"Ad Jesum per Mariam" To Jesus through Mary

Sacraments

Baptism:

The Sacrament of Baptism is the initial step in a journey of lifelong commitment and discipleship. Baptism is the Church’s way of celebrating and enacting the embrace of God.

Registration as parish members are required for the new parents. If you currently are not registered in our parish, please fill out and return the parish census/registration form located on our website under the Home Tab and then Parish Membership or copies can be found in our Church vestibule.

Parents are required to attend a pre-Baptism class prior to the sacrament being administered. Godparents are highly encouraged to attend with the parents to fully understand sponsorship and ceremony requirements. Parents preparing to have their child baptized should contact the rectory as early as possible to register for the Baptismal Catechesis class.  Parents and Godparents must attend classes which are held on the third Saturday of each month 10 AM  in the parish center.

The sacrament of Baptism in held on Sundays after the 12:00 Mass (around 1 p.m.).  Catholic godparents (sponsors) must submit the original Sponsor Certificate to the parish office from their respective home parishes at least one week prior to the Baptism ceremony.

If you are a registered parishioner at Our Lady of the Assumption and need to obtain a Sponsor Certificate, please contact the parish office for an appointment.

What is the role and requirements of the Godparents? 

 

Eucharist

Catholics believe that the Eucharist (Communion) is both a sacrifice and a meal. We believe in the real presence of Jesus, who died for our sins. As we receive Christ’s Body and Blood, we also are nourished spiritually and brought closer to God.

The Sacrament of the Eucharist may be received daily at parishes around the diocese.

Please refer to the Mass schedule for days/times at Assumption.

Additionally, if you or a family member is in need of a Eucharistic Minister to administer communion, please contact the rectory to make arrangements.

 

Reconciliation

The Sacrament of Reconciliation (a.k.a. Penance, Penance and Reconciliation, Confession) has three elements: conversion, confession and celebration. Through this sacrament we find God’s unconditional forgiveness.  We are also called, as a result, to forgive others.

If it has been awhile since your last confession, don't be concerned! Pick up a free brochure located in our church vestibule, titled  "Examination of Conscience". This is an excellent helpful "How-to" guide.

Reconciliation is held on Saturday afternoons from 3:00 – 3:45 in the Church.

If you need an alternate time for individual Reconciliation, please contact one of the parish priests.

 

Confirmation:

Confirmation is a sacrament of mature Christian commitment to the faith as well as a deepening of baptismal gifts. It is the final of the three Sacraments of Initiation (the others are Baptism and the Eucharist). Most often it’s associated with the gifts of the Holy Spirit … 

the spirit of [I] wisdom and [2] understanding, [3] right judgment and
[4] courage, [5] knowledge and [6] reverence, [7] wonder and awe.

Students who have completed their eighth year of religious education and who are ready to complete their initiation may receive this sacrament.  Please note:  candidates must have a sponsor who has submitted a sponsor certificate from their home parish to our Religious Education office.

The confirmation date is based on the bishop’s availability.

If you are an adult who is already baptized but has yet to be confirmed, please contact the rectory or the religious education office to make arrangements for further instruction.

 

 

Marriage:

The Sacrament of Marriage (Holy Matrimony) is a public sign that one gives oneself totally to this other person. It is also a public statement about God: the loving union of husband and wife speaks of family values and also God’s values.  Because sacramental marriage brings Jesus, it’s a sign of the covenant between God and couples.

To ensure proper time and adequate preparation for the sacrament of marriage, please contact the rectory as soon as possible to make arrangements and an appointment meet with our priest.

Please note that marriage preparation course are required to receive the Sacrament of Marriage. There are several options for the courses available at Marriage Preparation or Engaged Encounters or St. Ann's Church .

Information about appropriate music choices for the sacrament of marriage.

To see wedding fee schedule click here

Holy Orders:

In the Sacrament of Holy Orders (Ordination) the priest being ordained vows to lead other Catholics by bringing them the sacraments (especially th

 

Sacrament & Ministry to the Sick and Elderly:

The Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick (formerly known as Last Rites or Extreme Unction) is a ritual of healing that is appropriate for physical sickness, as well as mental and/or spiritual sickness. This sacrament of healing expresses the love of God and our Church for our sick, shut-ins, and elderly unable to come to Church. Whether at home or in the hospital, please inform the rectory of your needs or those of a family member.

If you or a family member needs immediate attention for the seriously sick and dying, please contact the rectory immediately — DAY OR NIGHT.

Additionally, if you or a family member is admitted through the hospital’s emergency room, please contact the rectory to be included in our visitation list.

Funerals:

Our Lady of the Assumption Church is here to serve you, your family, and friends during this time of planning. First, we would like to extend our sincere condolences for your loss. It is never easy to lose a loved one, no matter their age or circumstances. Know that you and your family will be in our prayers. If a loved one has been called home by God and you plan to celebrate a funeral or memorial mass in Church, the funeral home will call us directly to schedule the mass. 

After all arrangements have been made with the funeral home, you will contacted by our priest to schedule a meeting to discuss the details of the mass, i.e. readings, readers, music chooses, gift bears.

To prepare for the meeting the readings can be found here. Please choose one reading from the Old Testament for the First Reading and one reading from the New Testament for the Second Reading.

Music selections and recommendations can be found under Sacred Music Tab, Funeral music.

To see funeral fee schedule click here.