SACRAMENTS

Sacraments of Initiation are the way that we welcome members into the Roman Catholic faith.  

The Sacraments of Initiation are Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist.  

Do you know of an adult or child who would like to become Catholic?

 Do you know of a child or adult who would like to complete initiation by preparing for and celebrating the Sacraments) of Confirmation or First Eucharist?

Baptism

Children between the ages of 7 and 17 who are interested in being welcomed into the Roman Catholic faith through Baptism or who would like to complete the Sacraments of Initiation through Confirmation and/or Eucharist may contact Mary Lou Beers at (440) 854-6020. 

Parents who are interested in having their child, under the age of 7, Baptized may contact Deacon Carl Toomey.

 

Infant Baptismal Preparation

The Infant Baptismal Preparation Process assists parents with newborns through age 6 to understand the basic theology of the Sacrament and realize the responsibilities that come with the baptism of their child.  If you are interested in Baptismal preparation and the Naming Rite please contact Deacon Carl Toomey .

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Confirmation

Youth begin direct preparation for the Sacrament of Confirmation in the Fall of their 8th grade year, but they must have been in Catholic Day School or PSR for AT LEAST one year prior. Confirmation is typically held in the Spring.

Click here to register for Confirmation Preparation.

Click here to download the 2017-18 Calendar for Confirmation Preparation

If you are intersted in finding out more about our Confirmation Preparation, you can call or email Fr. Steve Breck.

 

Marriage

The Sacrament of Marriage requires a preparation time of at least six months.  Please contact Deaon Carl Toomey for information on the preparation and celebration of the Sacrament of Marriage.

Weddings are sacred, wonderful celebrations where the love a couple privately shares is affirmed and supported by their family and our whole community. Engaged couples should contact their presider (priest or deacon) prior to finalizing their wedding date.

In the Nuptial Blessing, we pray:

“O God, who by your mighty power created all things out of nothing, and, when you had set in place the beginnings of the universe, formed man and woman in your own image, making the woman an inseparable helpmate to the man, that they might no longer be two, but one flesh, and taught that what you were pleased to make one must never be divided…”

St. Mary Magdalene's Director of Liturgy and Music is Mary Hrich, who will help with the planning process. Click the links below for useful references.

Wedding Music Suggestions http://www.smmwillowick.org/images/icon_pdf.gif

Wedding Mass - Worship Aid Guidelines http://www.smmwillowick.org/images/icon_pdf.gif

Wedding Service - Worship Aid Guidelines http://www.smmwillowick.org/images/icon_pdf.gif

 

First Communion

Children between the ages of 7 and 17 who are interested in being welcomed into the Roman Catholic faith through Baptism or who would like to complete the Sacraments of Initiation through Confirmation and/or Eucharist may contact Mary Lou Beers.

Click here to Register now for First Communion Preparation.

Anointing of the Sick

All parishioners who are seriously ill or advanced in years or facing serious surgery are welcome to receive the Sacrament of Anointing by contacting one of our parish priests, or by attending a communal anointing service, held twice per year.  Children are to be anointed if they have the sufficient use of reason (age 7) to be strengthened by this Sacrament. 

Evangelization is God's work accomplished through each one of us.  Welcoming new people to the Catholic faith through the Sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist is a vital part of our role as Christians.   The gift of our faith is one that must be shared with others.   Faith is contagious and can be caught by the way we live our lives.  When you hear of someone who is interested in becoming Catholic, welcome them and invite them to become a part of our parish...

 

Adults who are interested in becoming Catholic, that is celebrating Baptism, Confirmation and First Eucharist may contact Deacon Carl Toomey .

 

Adults who are interested in celebrating the Sacraments of Confirmation or First Eucharist may contact Deacon Carl Toomey for more information. 

 

Children between the ages of 7 and 17 who are interested in being welcomed into the Roman Catholic faith through Baptism or who would like to complete the Sacraments of Initiation through Confirmation and/or Eucharist may contact Mary Lou Beers.

 

Parents who are interested in having their child, under the age of 7, Baptized may contact Deacon Carl Toomey.

 

Our sacramental life is our lifeline to God.  We are refreshed in the waters as we enter church and remember our own Baptism.  The oils of confirmation remain as a seal of God's love for us.  Eucharist, the Bread of Life nourishes us week after week. We are so blessed and so need to pass this great gift on to others.  Evangelization is our way of spreading the Good News of Jesus.