Please read this document first for the requirements to receive first sacraments at St Philip Neri.
Parents planning to have children baptized must attend a baptismal seminar before the Baptism can be scheduled. Dates and time will be announced in the Sunday bulletin.
Submit all requests for sacramental records using the REQUEST FOR SACRAMENTAL RECORD.
The rite of reconciliation, often called "confession" is the sacrament in which Christ forgives our sins and reconciles us to our fellow Christians. Its sign or ceremony is the sinner's showing his sorrow by acknowledging his sins and the priest's words of forgiveness and reconciliation in Christ's name. The Rite of Reconciliation can be celebrated any time, please call the church office for an appointment or refer to the weekly bulletin for a scheduled time.
Christ's presence among us in the Eucharist (Holy Communion) has always been a key teaching of the Catholic faith. It has been the constant teaching of the Church from the beginning; the clear belief found in early Christian documents is overwhelming. Through bread and wine Christ becomes present in the Eucharistic celebration; somehow Christ himself is now truly present under this form of food as St. Paul says succinctly. (1 Corinthians 11, 27-30) Usually First Eucharist is celebrated in the Second grade.
Engaged couples go through a marriage preparation program with either the Pastor or Deacon. As part of their preparation, couples will take a pre-marriage inventory, attend a weekend Engaged Encounter retreat, and discuss their readiness for approaching marriage with the Pastor or Deacon. Couples must contact the Pastor or Deacon at least six months, prior to setting the date for their marriage. Couples will need to also follow the marriage guidelines of our Archdiocese and this parish.
Men become priests today as always -- by the sacrament of holy orders -- the laying on of the bishop's hands and prayer. Through this sacrament Christ changes the man internally, giving him the powers of the priesthood. There are different orders or degrees in the priesthood: a deacon, a priest, and a bishop. Priests and bishops are not married, although there are some priests who are ministers from another faith tradition who join the Catholic Church and want to serve as a priest. If you have any questions or interested in the priesthood please call the Church Office.
In the sacrament of the anointing of the sick, Christ uses the anointing and prayers of the priest to give comfort and strength to the soul and to the body of one seriously ill. We meet Christ here to receive his healing comfort, strength, and pardon. Anyone who is seriously ill, mentally or physically, may take part in it -- or a condition which is so serious as to demand surgery with a general anesthetic or even one who is weak from old age. Don't be afraid to call for the Pastor to minister this sacrament at every serious change in your condition. In an emergency or serious illness if sick and confined to a home, entering a hospital or local nursing home, please notify the office.