Sacraments


Infant 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. Through Baptism we are freed from sin and reborn as sons of God; we become members of Christ, are incorporated into the Church and made sharers in her mission: "Baptism is the sacrament of regeneration through water in the word." (CC 1213)

Contact the Parish Office 3 months before the expected birth. First-time parents are required to attend Pre-Baptismal Instructions.

 

Adult Baptism

Please contact Fr. Hissrich in the Parish Office and visit our RCIA page.

 

Reconciliation

Given that sin destroys our relationship with God and undermines our relationship with other human beings, "reconciliation" designates that precise effect of Christ's redemption of the human race that restores our relationship with God and our human fellowship.

The Sacrament of Reconciliation is celebrated on Saturdays from 3:00 PM to 3:45 PM and after the 7:15 AM Mass on the first Friday of the month. For information about First Reconciliation, please contact Steve Swank at (412) 771-7480.

 

First Communion

The Eucharist completes Christian initiation. Through this sacrament of initiation we participate with the whole community of believers in the Lordís own sacrifice. For more information, please contact Steve Swank at (412) 771-7480.

 

Confirmation

Confirmation brings to completion the grace received through baptism. By this sacrament the baptized are more perfectly bound to the church and are enriched by the strength of the Holy Spirit. For more information, please contact Steve Swank at (412) 771-7480.

 

Marriage

The matrimonial covenant, by which a man and a woman establish between themselves a partnership of the whole of life, is by its nature ordered toward the good of the spouses and the procreation and education of offspring; this covenant between baptized persons has been raised by Christ the Lord to the dignity of a sacrament. (CC 1601)

Please contact Fr. Hissrich in the Parish Office to begin the preparation process.

 

Holy Orders

Holy Orders is the sacrament through which the mission entrusted by Christ to his Apostles continues to be exercised in the church. It includes three degrees: diaconate, presbyterate and episcopate.

If you are discerning the priesthood or other vocation, please contact Fr. Hissrich or Fr. Russell in the Parish Office and visit the Diocesan Vocations Office's web page for more information.

 

Anointing of the Sick

Through this sacrament, the whole church commends those who are ill to the Lord, that he may raise them up and save them. Those who suffer are united to the Passion and death of Christ. Please contact the Parish Office to request the sacrament.

 

Homebound Sacraments

Reconciliation, Holy Communion, and Anointing of the Sick are available to those unable to attend Sunday Mass due to age, sickness, or disability. Please contact the Parish Office for more information.

 

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