BAPTISM

Parents who wish to have their child baptized must attend a Baptism Preparation Class. Classes are held once a month and you can register by calling the rectory office. Baptisms are scheduled following completion of the class. Godparents must be practicing Catholics.   Two Catholic Godparents are encouraged, but a non-Catholic is permitted as a Christian witness accompanied by one Catholic godparent. Catholic godparents should present themselves to their pastor so that he can issue them a certificate of eligibility.

   

FIRST PENANCE, FIRST EUCHARIST, AND CONFIRMATION  

Though immediate preparation is given to children before receiving these Sacraments, children are expected to receive a Catholic upbringing in their family and have formal religious education classes (Catholic School or WCC Instructions). Moreover, attendance at weekend mass is a duty, a necessity and a requirement.     
Regional Religous Education Coordinator:
Mrs. Kathleen D. Merkel, 570-325-2791  

 

 MARRIAGES

Must be arranged at least six months in advance before any social plans are finalized. The earlier you contact the priest the better. The Celebration of Marriage is set for Saturdays. All couples must attend Diocesan Marriage Preparation Classes.   


ANOINTING OF THE SICK

This Sacrament is provided to any sick person who requests it.  The Rite of Anointing tells us there is no need to wait until a person is at the point of death to receive the Sacrament. A careful judgment about the serious nature of the illness is sufficient. 


FUNERALS

Your Funeral Director will contact the pastor on your behalf in order to make arrangements for the Church availability. We are always available to assist in any way that we can.

 

HOLY ORDERS - Vocations

"Holy Orders is the sacrament through which the mission entrusted by Christ to his apostles continues to be exercised in the Church until the end of time: thus it is the sacrament of apostolic ministry. It includes three degrees: episcopate, presbyterate, and diaconate." Catechism of the Catholic Church, 1536

Is God Calling You To Serve Him More Closely?
  Do you desire to know what plan God has for you?
  Do you have an inner longing to seek the Father's will and to do something extraordinary with your life?
  Do you sense a call to the Priesthood of Jesus Christ?

 If you have answered "yes" to any of these questions, God may be calling you to serve Him as a Priest. Our Heavenly Father loves you and calls you to Holiness. This sacrificial love of the Father is poured out for you through His Son Jesus Christ. At this time, allow the Holy Spirit, who is Love, to guide you through quiet reflection and persistent prayer. Search this site and find out how God's call to the Priesthood has been answered in other men's lives. Open your heart courageously to the Father's Mission for your life.
Do not be afraid. Seek His Will. Answer His Call. Visit The Allentown Diocese-Vocations for more information.

 

 NEW MEMBERS who would like to join the parish are welcome to register by contacting the Rectory office. Please register when moving into the parish. Kindly notify us when leaving.   

 

PARISHIONER UPDATES: Please inform the Rectory office of change of address, phone, marriage, separation, etc. so that our records can be kept current and you receive all important mailings. Our envelopes mailings are updated bi-monthly.