Sacramental Preparation Programs: These programs must be completed before the sacrament can be conferred. Each program has its own schedule to meet the expectations of the Bishop and the needs of the age group and their families.
This preparation process aids parents in renewing and strengthening their faith, which they will hand on to their children presented for Baptism. Parents contact the Rectory to register for this process.
Youth are invited to prepare for these Sacraments beginning in the 2nd grade. Parents enroll their child(ren) in at a required orientation meeting in early December. The Sacrament of Reconciliation is normally celebrated on the first Saturday in March (First Penance) and Sacrament of Eucharist is celebrated on the first Saturday in May (First Communion). Contact the Rectory for more information.
Confirmation preparation is a two-year process focused on preparing youth to freely become disciples of Christ. Youth are invited to enter the process beginning in the 9th Grade, culminating with conferral of the Sacrament early in the 11th Grade. Adults prepare for the Sacrament through the RCIA process.
Known as Pre-Cana, the process prepares couples for the Sacrament by focusing on the biblical principles associated with commitment, sexuality, prayer, conflict resolution, and decision making to help build a strong foundation for the marriage. Couples contact the Rectory to register for this process. Marriage Prep Information
Anointing of the Sick is the sacrament that is received by those who are ill or suffering. Contact the rectory at (607)-748-7417.
In case of an emergency in which there is need for a priest, the parish answering service can be reached toll free at: 1-877-344-2396.