– The Catholic Church promotes infant baptism although anyone may prepare and be baptized. We celebrate one common Christian baptism. So if you were baptized into another Christian denomination, there may be no need to "re-baptize" you. Infant baptismal preparation classes take place monthly (except Jun-Aug) on the 2nd Saturday of the month. If you are interested in preparing to baptize an infant, contact
(Holy Communion) – Children growing up in the faith and involved in our Faith Formation classes generally prepare and receive their First Communion during their second grade. Interested in enrolling in Faith Formation and preparing a child for their First Communion? Contact
– Children growing up in the faith and involved in our Faith Formation classes generally prepare and receive their Confirmation in the fall of tenth grade. If you are interested in enrolling in Faith Formation and preparing a teen for their Confirmation, contact
If you or someone you know has not received one of these sacraments at the “traditional” time, do not worry! The Catholic Church has a program called the
Rite of Christian
Initiation for Adults (R.C.I.A.)
for those interested in becoming Catholic.
with inquiries about how to begin or finish the initiation process!
– Sin harms our relationship with God and with others. Because repairing that relationship is so important, the Church asks us to celebrate this sacrament at least one time each year, although more frequent reconciliation is encouraged. That is why Fr. Brian Wilk is available every week for reconciliation. Check the
page for available times. When a priest hears your confession, he is standing in the place of Christ and is acting as an instrument of God’s love and mercy. If it has been awhile, no problem! Tell the priest it has been some time, and he will help walk you through the sacrament.
with questions or to set up a private appointment.
Anointing of the Sick
– Anointing is a powerful reminder that God created and cares for our bodies. A person may be anointed many times in their life: before a surgery or operation, when they are sick or weak (physically or spiritually), or towards the end of life. Our parish has an annual Anointing of the Sick Mass each fall.
or the parish office to request this sacrament.
At the Service of Communion
– Christian Marriage is a beautiful witness of love and serving one other person in a unique way. If you are engaged, congratulations! If you want to start planning your big day, contact
– Is God calling you to serve His people in a unique and special way? The seminary is a time to continue to discern if this path is right for you. Beginning the journey does not guarantee that you will be ordained a priest.
to help discern how God is calling you.
Fr. Greg Ihm
, vocations director for the Diocese of Madison, is another excellent resource.