Baptisms are held at SS. Peter & Paul Church on the 1st and 3rd Sunday's of the month and at St. Leo the Great Church by appointment.
Baptism preparation class is required before Baptism. Baptism Preparation classes are held the first Tuesday of the month at SS. Peter & Paul Church Contact Cindy Tomkowicz, the Baptism coordinator at the rectory to schedule your class and Baptism. Godparents required to obtain "Sponsor certificates" (see sponsor/godparent page on this site)
Confessions are heard every Saturday at both SSPP and St. Leo the Great Church
(see home page for times), or any time upon request. Call the rectory
As Catholics, we fully participate in the celebration of the Eucharist when we receive Holy Communion. We are encouraged to receive Communion devoutly and frequently. In order to be properly disposed to receive Communion, participants should not be conscious of grave sin and normally should have fasted for one hour. First Holy Communion is celebrated by children in the 2nd grade (after completion of one year of Religious Ed. preparation).
Students in grade 10 receive the sacrament of Confirmation after 2 years of preparation. Adults are also welcome to be confirmed at St. Thomas Cathedral in Hartford after a 6 week program.
Call the rectory for info on Adult Confirmation or see Religious Ed. page for students. All Confirmation candidates need to choose a "Sponsor" and that sponsor needs to obtain a "Sponsor certificate" (see sponsor/god-parent page on this site)
Couples contemplating marriage are asked to contact the rectory at least 6 months in advance of their desired wedding date. Don't book your reception until you've book with us at the church!
SACRAMENT OF THE SICK
The Sacrament of the sick is administered to bring spiritual and even physical strength during an illness of body or mind. It is a rite that is performed to convey God's Grace to the receipient through the power of the Holy Spirit. This sacrament is given upon request. Please call the rectory if you are in need of this sacrament.
If you or someone you know is interested in becoming a priest we intive you to call the rectory to speak with a priest or call Fr. Anthony Smith, the Director of Vocations at St. Thomas Seminary in Bloomfield, CT @ 860-761-7456 or check the vocations web-site @ www.vocationshartford.org
A visible sign instituted by Christ by which invisible GRACE is communicated to the soul. Sacraments are REAL encounters with God. There are 7 Sacraments in the Catholic Faith.
Every Sacrament has a "past, a present and a future".
The past is where the sacrament originates from in scripture, the present
is the ritual the day it is celebrated & the future is how you live it.
Sacramental info from our Parishes: