The Sacrament of Baptism is the sacrament that washes away the Original Sin committed by Adam and Eve. By this sacrament, we became members of the Mystical Body of Christ. In order to baptize a child at Sacred Heart Church, the parents must be registered members of the parish.
To be Godparents, the persons need to be confirmed Catholics who practice their Catholic faith by attending regular Sunday Mass. Godparents must obtain a sponsor certificate from the parish where they are registered and attend Mass.
Baptism classes are held the first Sunday of the month and the Sacrament of Baptism is administered the second Sunday of the month after the 12:00 PM Mass. Please call the Rectory office to attend a Baptism class.
Sin is before all else an offense against God, a rupture of communion with Him. At the same time it damages communion with the Church. For this reason, conversion entails both God's forgiveness and reconciliation with the Church, which are expressed and accomplished by the sacrament of Penance and Reconciliation.
The whole power of the sacrament of Penance consists of restoring us to God's grace and joining us with Him in an intimate friendship. Reconciliation with God is thus the purpose and effect of this sacrament.
Penance requires the sinner to endure all things willingly, be cintrite of heart, confess with the lips, and practice humility and fruitful satisfaction.
First Holy Communion
To receive the Sacrament of the Eucharist, a child must attend the Religious Education Program giving at Sacred Heart Church. The child must attend classes for two years to be allowed to receive First Holy communion. Please refer to the section on Religious Education for details on the program.
The Sacrament is normally conferred on Baptized children who have been in the Religious Education Program who are in the eighth grades. The child should regularly attend the Program and meet the requirements of the as specified by the Director of Religious Education.
Marriages are performed on Saturdays and Sundays as the schedule permits. At least one member of the couple should be a registered member of Sacred Heart Church. The couple should be willing to practice their faith by at least attending Mass.
Couples should call the Rectory six month in advance of the hoped for wedding to meet with one of the priests. The Bride and Groom must meet with one of the priests before a date can be reserved. Please call the Rectory to make an appointment with one of the priests to begin the preparation for the wedding.
Sacrament of the Sick
The Sacrament of the Sick (anointing) is given to those who are seriously sick. Please call the Rectory if someone in your family is seriously ill, in the hospital, to add a person's name to the prayer list, to have a priest visit someone at home or to have a priest administer the Anointing of the Sick.