Sacraments
and
Ministries




BAPTISM: Parents must make an appointment for a preparation session with Father
before a date for Baptism is set.

RECONCILIATION: Saturday afternoon: 3:30 - 4:15PM (check the bulletin for changes
in the schedule).

First Reconciliation is offered to 2nd graders.  Children must be enrolled in the parish
school or PSR to prepare for the sacrament.

EUCHARIST: First Holy Eucharist is offered to 2nd graders.  Children must be enrolled
in the parish school or PSR to prepare for the sacrament.

CONFIRMATION is offered to 7th and 8th graders every 2 years.  Children must be
enrolled in the parish school or PSR in order to prepare for the sacrament.

MATRIMONY: Preliminary arrangements must be made with Father at least six months
in advance of wedding date.  Couples must also attend a Pre-Cana day (this is a
Diocesan requirement).  Dates for Pre-Cana days are published in the weekly bulletin
and in the Diocesan newspaper, The Messenger.

ANOINTING OF THE SICK is offered during communal services in Lent at the nursing
homes.  Call Father for individuals desiring Anointing at other times.
SACRAMENTS
MINISTRIES
SICK AND SHUT-INS: Communion calls made by Eucharistic Ministers on or before
First Friday or when called.  Call Father for individuals desiring Reconciliation or
Anointing of the Sick.

FOOD COLLECTION: The food barrel in the back of church is for collection of
non-perishable food items that are taken and distributed through the Chester Area
Christian Food Pantry.  
Click here to view the monthly newsletter from the pantry.

PARISH LIBRARY: Our parish library, located in the parish house, is open to all
parishioners immediately following the 5:00PM Mass on Saturday, and on Sunday
during PSR classes following the 9:00AM Mass until 11:00AM.  Persons wishing to
borrow books, videos, CD's, and other resources are asked to sign them out and to
return them promptly when finished.

PRE-SCHOOL SUNDAY SCHOOL: Sunday school is held for children ages 3 and 4
during the 9:00AM Mass in the parish house on days when PSR also is held.  Contact
Layla Kasper at (618) 713-3814 for more information and registration.