Sacraments


  • R.C.I.A. (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults)   rcia

The RCIA or Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults is the Church’s process of journeying with adults who are inquiring about the Catholic faith.  The RCIA helps adults to grow in their relationship with God, become familiar with Catholic practices and teachings, become acquainted with people in the parish, and get involved with service to the community.

This process is for non-Catholics who wish to receive the sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist. However, many who wish to join the Catholic Church have already been baptized in another Christian Church. They will participate in the RCIA process but will not be re-baptized.

Typically, the process begins in September and runs through the Easter Season with registration in the summer months (see weekly bulletin for announcements). However at any time during the year, if an individual is inquiring, arrangements can be made to begin the journey.

Children over 7 years old who have not received the Sacraments of Reconciliation and Eucharist are invited to participate in a similar process.   Please call the office for details.

If you are interested in learning more about becoming a Catholic, or if you are a parish member willing to help, please contact Jenn Ledonne at (859) 635-4188 or jenn@saintmaryparish.com.



 

  • BAPTISM     baptism

We celebrate the sacrament of Baptism on the first, third and fourth Sundays at 12:15 by appointment.

Parents are required to attend a preparation class before their first child is baptized, as well as parents with another child to be baptized if more than four years have elapsed since attending a class. Preparation classes for parents are held on the second Tuesday of each month. Please call the parish office at (859) 635-4188 to register.

More information on the sacrament of Baptism



 

  • PENANCE

Confessions are on the first Saturday of the month from 3:30 – 4:00 or anytime by appointment.

Our second graders celebrate First Penance in mid-January. A meeting for parents detailing the preparation program is held in October each year. If needed, an adaptive preparation program is available for use by contacting the Director of Wednesday Evening Religious Education, Stephanie Baxter, at (859) 635-4188 or were@saintmaryparish.com.

More information on the sacrament of Pennance



 

  • EUCHARIST    Parker 1st Communion

We celebrate Eucharist daily.

Monday, Tuesday, and Friday:  8:30 a.m.

Wednesday: 7:00 a.m. and 8:30 a.m.

Thursday:  7:00 p.m.

Saturday evening Mass:  4:30 p.m.

Sunday Masses:  8:00, 9:30, 11:00 a.m.

colored_iconOur second graders celebrate First Communion at the end of April. A meeting for parents detailing the preparation program is held in February each year. If needed, an adaptive preparation program is available for use by contacting the Director of Wednesday Evening Religious Education, Stephanie Baxter, at (859) 635-4188 or were@saintmaryparish.com.

Ministers are available to visit and bring Eucharist to those who are unable to join the community at Mass due to illness (temporary or permanent). If you’d like someone to visit you or a loved one, please contact the parish office at (859) 635-4188.

More information on the sacrament of the Eurcharist

Video on the sacrament of the Eucharist



 

  • CONFIRMATION

colored_iconEighth graders are confirmed early in the calendar year at a date scheduled by the Diocese of Covington. A meeting for parents detailing the preparation program and requirements is held in September each year. If needed, an adaptive preparation program is available for use by contacting the Director of Wednesday Evening Religious Education, Stephanie Baxter, at (859) 635-4188 or were@saintmaryparish.com. Sacramental preparation for eighth graders is coordinated through Youth Ministry. Please visit their page for more information on their journey to prepare to receive this sacrament.

Contact Parish office for additional information. 859-635-4188

Adults are confirmed at the cathedral by the bishop on Pentecost each year. Registration for is open the first few weeks of the Easter season. Please contact the Director of Religious Education at the parish office to register or for more information.

More information on the sacrament of Confirmation



 

  • MATRIMONY

The Catholic Church recognizes marriage as a Sacrament, a sacred encounter between God and His people, and the living out of that holy union. The Sacrament of Marriage sees the love between husband and wife as a gift from God. In turn, the love of husband and wife becomes a living sign of Christ’s presence and love in the Christian Community. A couple joined in the Sacrament of Marriage lives that sacrament by loving God and practicing their faith.

Couples need to contact the priest at least eight months in advance of the intended date of marriage.

Matrimony—why make it Catholic

More questions on Matrimony

Fr. Robert Barron on Marriage and Relationships



 

  • ANOINTING OF THE SICK

This sacrament is offered not just to those who are dying but those suffering from serious sickness and those facing serious surgery. Families requesting this sacrament for their loved one should contact the parish office at 635-4188. The priest will come to the home or hospital, or the person can receive the sacrament at a daily Mass.

Anointing of the Sick — Who it is for



 

  • HOLY ORDERS    holyorders

The future of the Catholic Church depends on the presence of priests to continue the sacramental ministry of the Church. Men interested in the priesthood can contact Fr. Greg Bach at (859) 392-1566, or Fr. Michael Hennigen at (859)392-1567.

What ordination means


  • RELIGIOUS LIFE

Women and men interested in the religious life can contact the Vicar for Religious, Sr. Fran Moore, at 859-392-1569.



 

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