We invite all practicing Catholics to take part in the sacraments.
Sacrament of Reconciliation
Standard Reconciliation Time: Saturday at 3:30 p.m. or by appointment.
Sacrament of Baptism
Arrangements for Baptisms are made by calling the parish office. Participation at the Baptismal Preparation Class for parents is a requirement for the celebration of the sacrament.
Sacrament of Marriage
Arrangements for all weddings must be made at least six (6)months in advance. Please call the parish office.
Anointing of the Sick
This sacrament of mercy and healing offers prayers for possible recovery, but its primary intention is to give spiritual strength and calm the soul of the one suffering from illness.
This Sacrament is not just for those in danger of death, but for anyone who suffers from serious or chronic physical or emotional illness or who struggles with the infirmities of age. Those scheduled for a surgery or hospital stay may request this sacrament prior to entering the hospital. To arrange a time please call the office. In early Fall there is a communal anointing service during all Masses one weekend.
Confirmation & First Eucharist
Confirmation is now celebrated in the 3rd grade, along with First Holy Communion, as our Springfield Diocese warrants. (This is a new policy and age, so those upper grades who have not been confirmed will be confirmed in 8th grade during the same ceremony as the 3rd graders, until all grades are caught up.)
In the simplest terms, “vocation” means a “call.” So, in general terms your vocation is what God calls you to do with your life.
Everybody is called by God to know, love and serve him. The difference is how each one does this.
Individual vocations vary between being single, married, consecrated, religious or a priest. However, we usually use “Vocation” to mean a call to the consecrated, religious or priestly life. Becoming a priest or religious involves the sacrament of Holy Orders
Holy Family parish supports all those who are discerning the call of a religious vocation. If you feel called, or have questions and would like to talk freely, please feel free to contact Father Joe to schedule a time to discuss, or Sr.Janet, our Pastoral Associate.