Catholic Sacramental Life
Parents (who are registered parishioners) and godparents are
prepared by prayer and instruction at a Baptism class held each month. Call the Office (203-723-7497) to sign-up
for the class. Godparents must be confirmed and obtain a Sponsor Certificate from their own
Catholic parish. Baptisms take place
on the second and third Sunday of each month during the 10:30am Mass.
& Confirmation: If not enrolled in a Catholic
school, parents are to “provide for the suitable Catholic education of
their children.” (Code of Canon
Law, #798) The Office of Religious
Education and Formation prepares children and teens ages 5-16 for a life of
‘faith and good works’ as disciples of Jesus Christ. Call the Office of Religious Education
and Christian Formation (203-723-0782) for more information.
Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults & Adult Confirmation: Adults (16+) desiring any or all Sacraments
of Initiation (Baptism, First Holy Communion, or Confirmation) should call
the Office. New classes begin each
September. Catholics who have
already made their First Holy Communion join the Adult Confirmation
Program. Anyone preparing for First
Holy Communion is enrolled in the R. C. I. A. process. In addition, the Archdiocese of Hartford
offers an Adult Confirmation Program every Autumn and Spring. There are six two hours classes held in
the evening. Speak with Father
Forsyth for more information.
are heard Saturdays from 3:00 to
3:30pm or by appointment.
Those seeking Spiritual Direction should schedule a
private conversation with the pastor.
Arrangements begin with an Initial
Interview with our pastor before
a wedding date can be set. A minimum
of 6 months is required for preparations, including the FOCCUS Inventory and the Engaged
Encounter. Call the pastor for an
appointment before making any
of the Sick & Pastoral Care: Our pastor and
ministers are privileged to visit anyone who cannot worship with us because
of age, illness or handicap. Please
inform the Office when a parishioner is admitted to an area hospital or
convalescent facility. Due to new Federal
privacy laws, this is the only way we will know about their admittance.
Vocations to the Priesthood, Religious Life & Diaconate: If you believe God may be
“calling” you, speak with Father Forsyth.
They will introduce you to the Archdiocesan Vocation Director,
Father Dolan or you may call him directly at 860-761-7456.