Please call the parish office at least 6 months prior to your planned wedding date to begin Marriage Preparation with the parish priest or deacon. Meanwhile, refer to the booklet attached below for guidelines on getting married in the Catholic Church.
Parents expecting their first child are required to take a Baptism Preparation Class prior to having their child baptized. Call our Religious Education Office for details. 814-734-3113 x208
Baptisms are scheduled through the Parish Office.
Usually baptisms do not take place during the Lenten Season.
SPECIAL NOTE: Before you ask someone to be a godparent or sponsor for your infant or child, please remember that the qualifications are very important, and as easy as 1, 2, 3, 4
It is always best to discuss your choice of godparents / sponsors with the pastor BEFORE asking them, so as to make sure they would be a good candidate to be a godparent / sponsor for the baptism. The priest or deacon is more than happy to help you.
Further: The sponsors are 1 male and 1 female; If the Catholic godparent is not from our parish, they will need to request a "Sponsor's Certificate" from the pastor of the parish they are registered at to be mailed to our parish office and received before the baptism.
Parents who wish to have their school-aged child baptized should first call the Religious Education Office to enroll their child in Religious Education classes. Along with attending the regular grade-level classes with their peers, special instruction in the Rite of Christian Initiation for Children (RCIC) will be provided. Child/Youth baptisms normally take place during the Easter Vigil celebration.
Adults and youth aged 16 and older who are seeking baptism will be enrolled in Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA) classes after an interview with our parish priest. Adult Baptisms normally take place during the Easter Vigil celebration. Call the Religious Education Office for details 814-734-3113 x 208
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