Sacraments

Baptism

Parental preparation for the baptism of infants and pre-school children is offered four times a year – March, June, September and December.  Parents wishing to baptize their children must attend one of these sessions.  The Sacrament of Baptism will be celebrated four times a year – January, April, July and October.

Older youth and teens are invited to participate in our C.I.C.C.A. process, designed for those 7-17 years of age who: are not baptized, baptized in another faith and wishing to become a member of the Catholic faith and older children who have not received First Eucharist. Contact Nadine McGrady for more information at 804-693-5939.

First Eucharist

Preparation for reception of First Communion is available to children beginning in the second grade.  Eucharist preparation requires parent education and involvement.

First Eucharist program is family based and indeed relies on the family to be the primary educators of the faith for their children. Children begin meeting in the Fall with First Eucharist planned for the season of Easter.

First Reconciliation

The Sacrament of Penance is offered the first Saturday of the month at  4:00 p.m.  Preparation for the celebration of the first Sacrament of Penance is available to children beginning in the second grade and requires parent involvement.

Confirmation

Preparation for the sacrament of Confirmation in the Richmond Diocese takes place through a two-year parish program. The program is offered to all youth beginning with the 10th grade.

Marriage

To prepare for marriage, a couple should meet with their parish priest at least six (6) months in advance to begin the pre-marriage preparation. Contact the parish office at 804-693-5939 to request a meeting with Father Jim.

Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick

One seeks this Sacrament for support in struggle against illness and to seek healing from Christ. If you are seriously ill, anticipating surgery, or weakened by advanced age, please contact the parish office to schedule this sacrament.

Holy Orders

Any priest will be more than happy to discuss religious life and ministry with someone who wishes to know more about this exciting vocation. Please feel free to contact Father Jim Cowles either by phone 804-693-5939 or e-mail at Fr.Jim@stthersglo.org