Please call the Rectory to schedule your baby’s baptism. If you have not attended a Baptism Class previously you need to register for our Classes for parents, (and godparents if they wish to attend). Classes are held as needed. Parents please call 610-826-2335 or e-mail the Rectory to schedule a class. or if you would like to schedule a baptism.
First Holy Communion:
Scheduled yearly for PREP for students who have completed the requirements. At this time we prepare our students for the Sacraments of First Eucharist using the Celebrating Our Faith series by Harcourt Religious Publishers. Please call 610-826-2849 for more information.
Personal Confession: See above schedule.
Parish Penance Services: Scheduled one evening during the Advent season and one evening
during the Lenten season.
First Reconciliation: Scheduled yearly for our students who have completed the requirements. At this time we prepare our students for the Sacraments of First Reconciliation using the Celebrating Our Faith series by Harcourt Religious Publishers. Please call 610-826-2849 for more information.
Scheduled every other year for students who have completed the requirements- typically those in grades 7 & 8 enrolled in our PREP program and SJNR School. The Celebrating Our Faith series is used in the preparation for Confirmation. Please call 610-826-2849 for more information.
Please contact us 6 months prior to the wedding date so we may prepare together for the celebration of your marriage. Please call 610-826-2335 or e-mail the Rectory.
Ministry to the Sick:
Anointing of the Sick: Provided by the Pastor. A sacrament of healing for the comfort of the sick and the family, please e-mail or call the Rectory at 610-826-2335.
Communion Visits: Offered by the Pastor, Deacon, and Eucharistic Ministers to enable the homebound to continue to share in the liturgy of the Word and the Eucharist. Visits are scheduled for the weekend of the First Friday of the Month. Please call 610-826-2335 or e-mailthe Rectory to be added to our list.
Hospital Visits: Are made by the Pastor, Deacon, or a Eucharistic minister. When a family member is seriously ill, hospitalized, anticipating surgery or homebound, please call 610-826-2335 or e-mail the Rectory. Due to privacy laws we are not notified by the Hospital of
R.C.I.A. – The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults
The RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults), is a process for adults and children, to become a member and a part of Sacred Heart Parish, while completing the Catholic Sacraments of Initiation (Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist). It is a process that gives all who partake, a chance to discover more about themselves and this faith we call Catholicism. Designed for adults, and adapted for children of catechetical age, it is a process built upon the history of Sacred Heart and its’ people, and the doctrines of our Catholic heritage. It truly is…
“A Journey of One”
One in Church…
One in Community…
One in Christ…
For more information you can download our presentation on R.C.I.A. To view you must have MS PowerPoint, or MS PowerPoint Viewer. You can download MS PowerPoint Viewer here.
The role of Godparent or Sponsor for any sacrament is an awesome responsibility. The sponsors must be living examples of faith in Jesus Christ and the Catholic Church, which He founded. They must be genuine examples of the practice of that faith. Sponsors assume the duty of teaching that faith to the child if the child’s parents neglect or are unable to do so. Baptism sponsors are also bound to see that their Godchildren receive First Communion and Confirmation at a proper age. Therefore, the requirements are as follows:
If married, married according to the laws of the Catholic Church.
Must be at least 16 years of age.
Must have received the Sacrament of Baptism, Communion and Confirmation in the
Must attend Mass regularly on Sunday and Holy days of Obligation and receive the Sacraments
of the Church regularly.