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.
Confessions are heard every Saturday at 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 if they have not yet received the sacrament of Confirmation. Please call the Rectory for information.
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 The Pastoral Center in Bloomfield, CT @ 860-761-7456 or check the vocations web-site @ www.vocationshartford.org
The job of a sponsor or godparent is to be a Christian role model in someone's life. A sponsor or God parents is required for the sacraments of Confirmation and Baptism. To request a certificate you need to contact the church that the sponsor or godparent is registered at. They will give you a form to sign. The requirements are:
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 Parish: