BAPTISM

​Holy Baptism is the basis of the whole Christian life, the gateway to life in the Spirit, and the door which gives access to the other sacraments. 

Infants

Call the parish office to register for Baptismal Preparation for your child.

Children

Children after the age of 7 years old will have to attend preparatory classes either R.C.I.C. and/or faith formation. Contact the parish office to schedule an appointment to get your child baptized.

 Adults

Unbaptized adults must attend the Rite of Christian Initiation (RCIA) classes. Contact the parish office to register for RCIA classes.

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FIRST HOLY COMMUNION

The Holy Eucharist is the Sacrament which contains the body and blood, soul and divinity, of our Lord Jesus Christ under the appearances of bread and wine.  The Holy Eucharist completes Christian initiation. 

Children

Children going into the 2nd grade are eligible to receive First Holy Communion. To register your child, contact the parish office.

Adults

Adults must attend the Rite of Christian Initiation (RCIA) classes. After attending classes and having sufficient reflection on entering the Catholic Church, adults can receive first Holy Communion.  To register for RCIA classes, contact the parish office.

 

RECONCILIATION – The Sacrament of Penance

Confessions at St. Matthew’s are offered every Saturday at 11:00 A.M.
Penance is a Sacrament in which the sins committed after Baptism are forgiven. 

Children

Children in preparation for first Holy Communion will do the sacrament of penance before they receive. 

Adults

Adults must attend the Rite of Christian Initiation RCIA) classes.  After attending classes and having sufficient reflection on entering the Catholic Church, baptized adults before receiving first Holy Communion will go to confession. ​

 

CONFIRMATION

Confirmation is a sacrament through which we receive the Holy Spirit to make us strong and bold Christians and soldiers of Jesus Christ.

Youth

Diocesan policy requires two full years of faith formation to receive the sacrament of Confirmation. To register for Confirmation classes, contact the parish office. 

Adults

Adults must attend the Rite of Christian Initiation (RCIA) classes. After attending classes and having sufficient reflection on entering the Catholic Church, adults will be confirmed. ​

 

ANOINTING OF THE SICK

If you or a loved one is sick, about to undergo surgery, or close to death, please call the parish office and request the priest for the sacrament, Anointing of the Sick.

Through anointing and prayer, health and strength to the soul, and sometimes to the body, when we are in danger of death from sickness or near death.

 

FUNERALS

For funeral planning please contact the parish office.

MEMORIALS AND SPECIAL INTENTIONS

If you would like to request a Memorial or Special Intention please contact the parish office.

 

MATRIMONY

To start the process of getting married at St. Matthew’s Church, contact Jeannie O’Connell at the parish office.

 

HOLY ORDERS

Holy Orders is a Sacrament by which bishops, priests, and deacons of the Church are ordained and receive the power and grace to perform their sacred duties.

To inquire about Holy Orders, contact the parish office.