If you are a parishioner in need, know of someone who would benefit from one of these Sacramental Preparation areas, or would like to volunteer, we encourage you to contact the chairperson of that ministry so that they can follow up with you and share more information about that ministry.
Please click on the following ministries, which will take you to their description below.
Adult Confirmation Sessions are offered for any adults, young adults or college students who for one reason or another have not been Confirmed. Four sessions are run by parish staff members and include a retreat and service component. Sessions are held on Saturday’s during March and April, and candidates are prepared in time to participate in our parish celebration of the Sacrament of Confirmation with the Bishop in May.
Ministry Contact: Parish Office, 688-5678
Baptism Preparation Ministry meets on the first Tuesday of every month and helps expectant parents to understand more fully the sacrament that their child will receive. This ministry helps families to grow in their faith and to discover ways to become involved in parish life as they bring their child into the Catholic Faith. Our Deacons will also help guide parents in choosing Godparents for their children. We also invite young couples who have recently had their children Baptized to volunteer as presenters for this ministry.
Ministry Contact: Jo Pierino, 688-5678, firstname.lastname@example.org
The Marriage Preparation ministry plays an important role in preparing engaged couples for entering into the sacrament of marriage. Our sponsor teams are experienced married couples that meet for several sessions with engaged couples. During each session they follow a Diocesan-approved agenda that guides discussion of important marriage issues and fulfills the Pre-Cana requirements. If you are an engaged couple, call the Parish Office to register for these sessions. Married couples are welcome to serve as team members.
Couples desiring to be married in the Parish must attend sessions to fulfill their Pre-Cana requirements.
Contact: Diocese of Buffalo, Family Life, 847-2210
Anyone who is considering joining the Catholic Faith is welcome to attend The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA). This is the spiritual journey through which adults discern becoming full, active, participating members of the Catholic Church.
During this RCIA process, interested participants:
• Attend weekly meetings where the team helps them to grow in their relationship with God,
• Become familiar with Catholic teachings and practices,
• Get acquainted with people in the parish
• Get involved in service within the parish.
The RCIA team assists people in their decision to become Catholic, as well as Catholics who wish to be renewed and updated in their Faith. For more information about the process, please click here for a document describing the ministry.
Contact: Jerry Peer, 861-5497, email@example.com