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Baptisms are scheduled at 1:30 PM every Sunday at Immaculate Conception, with some exceptions. Baptisms are scheduled by request at Assumption for parishioners. Call the rectory as soon as possible to make arrangements. Baptismal Catechesis (instruction) is typically offered on the second Thursday of each month. The Baptism Preparation Guidelines, provides important planning information for parents.
Please make an appointment with a member of the clergy at least six months in advance, prior to any other plans for your expected wedding date. You will be provided with a booklet to help plan your wedding. Our Marriage Rite During Mass contains useful information for planning your nuptials. Some of the components have a number of options from which the engaged couple can make selections. These appear in boldface on the second page - these items are linked to the section covering each option. The introduction page for each of the sections has links to the various options within the section.
Confessions are offered at Assumption on Saturday evenings before the 4:00 PM
Vigil Mass: 3:30 - 3:55 PM.
There is also an opportunity for confessions 7:00 - 7:30 PM before the Padre Pio Prayer Group Masses - typically the fourth Tuesday of selected months (refer to the Calendar).
At Immaculate Conception, confessions are offered before the 5:00 PM Saturday Vigil Mass: 4:00 - 5:00 PM
Additional opportunities for Reconciliation are offered during Advent and Lent.
Confessions are also available by appointment.
When preparing for the Sacrament of Reconciliation, it can be helpful to use one
of the many prepared Examination of Conscience documents.
The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops has a
brief one based on the Ten Commandments as well as a
more comprehesive one based on the Commandments
and there is a supplement based on Catholic Social Teachings.
There is also guidance on Making a Good Confession.
RCIA is a unique process of initiation, formation and spiritual growth leading to full participation in the life of the Church.
For those who have not been Baptized in any Christian tradition, the RCIA process will prepare the individual for all of the Sacraments of Initiation: Baptism, Eucharist and Confirmation.
For Baptized Christians, the RCIA process will prepare them to complete the remaining Sacraments of Initiation.
Please see our flyer for more information.
Sorrow can be shared, as we will do together in the Mass of Christian Burial. When people share a common painful experience, they are united by a special bond.
As Christians, we believe that the Funeral Mass celebrates our belief that nothing, not even death, can separate us from the Love of God. Our Mass of Christian Burial document, has been prepared for you, to facilitate your planning. The readings, which may be used, as well as the music requests, will enable us to help you pray the Mass of Christian Burial most effectively.
For those who are mourning the loss of a loved one, we offer Bereavement Support meetings and Grief Counselors.