Sacraments

Baptism

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English Baptisms at St. Benedict:
1st & 3rd Saturday of each month at 11 am.

Requirements:

  • Registered member of St. Benedict or a Catholic Church for at least 3 months.
  • Baptism Class, which is offered the  1st  Wednesday of each month at 7:30pm in Classroom #1.
    Register for the Class: by mailing Rosemarie Turner in Sacramental Records at rturner@stbenedict.net  
  • Schedule Baptism:  After discussing with your family the date that works best for you, please email Rosemarie at rturner@stbenedict.net to schedule your baptismal date.

First Reconciliation / First Communion

Preparation usually occurs in the 1st and 2nd Grade. Preparations for the Sacraments of First Eucharist and First Reconciliation require guiding your child in the practice of the faith. This includes Sunday Mass attendance as well as enrollment and attendance in our Faith Formation and Sacramental preparation sessions. This Sacramental preparation program requires two years of instruction. For more info, click here.

Other Sacramental Prep

Children, 3rd through 8th grade, who have received the Sacrament of Baptism but who have not received formal instruction in the Catholic faith and have a desire to receive the Sacraments of Holy Eucharist and Reconciliation, please contact the Religious Education office to discuss your family faith formation options. These situations are discussed and evaluated on an individual basis. For more info, click here.

Reconciliation

The Sacrament of Reconciliation is celebrated on Saturday mornings at 9:30am, and Wednesday evenings at 7:30pm for as long as needed, or by appointment. Reconciliation rooms are at the back of the church. Two times during the year, usually in Advent and Lent the parish community celebrates the Sacrament of Reconciliation in a communal service.

Confirmation

The last of the Sacraments of Initiation, is usually given in the 10th grade. At St. Benedict, the journey to Confirmation is a 3 year program beginning with preparation in the 8th and 9th grades, with Confirmation celebrated in the 10th grade. Two consecutive years of preparation are required in order to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation.

Students in Catholic high schools are required to receive Confirmation in their home parish.

RCIA-Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults

Adults seeking to complete their sacraments please click here for our RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation) program.

Marriage

Arrangements must be made by contacting one of our priests at least six months to a year prior to the anticipated wedding date to set up an appointment to begin the process. Priest emails & phone numbers can be found under here.

Anointing of the Sick

To schedule the Sacrament of Anointing, please call or email the Front Office at
770-442-5903 or office@stbenedict.net.

For after office hours Sacramental Emergencies, please call the Emergency Sacramental Priest Line at 678-224-8434.