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Sacraments

Sacraments

Adoration - The Catechism of the Catholic Church states that "Adoration is the acknowledgement of God as God, creator and savior, the Lord and master of everything that exists as infinite and merciful love." (CCC #2096) "Adoration is homage of the spirit to the King of glory, respectful silence in the presence of the ever greater God." (CCC #2628) 

Adoration takes place one hour prior to Mass on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.

Baptisms - Through Baptism, God enables us to participate in his life in Jesus Christ and makes us his children. It is through this sacrament that we receive the Holy Spirit and become members of the People of God, of the Body of Christ, which is the Church. Baptism becomes our commitment to grow in this new life and to strive to acquire spiritual maturity. By baptism, God purifies us from sin.

Baptism is the sacrament of faith which has the Risen Christ as its source, and it is the offer of salvation for all people. Intimately linked to Confirmation and to Eucharist, Baptism is, with these two sacraments, Christian Initiation.

Baptism preparation classes are held the second Sunday of each month.  Please contact Deacon Doug at 304-893-3076 or the parish office at 304-422-6786 for additional information.

Care of the Sick - Please contact the parish office at 304-422-6786 or call the rectory at 304-917-4773.

Confessions - The Sacrament of Reconciliation is one of the most unique and beautiful aspects of Catholicism. Jesus Christ, in His abundant love and mercy, established the Sacrament of Confession, so that we as sinners can obtain forgiveness for our sins and reconcile with God and the Church. The sacrament “washes us clean,” and renews us in Christ.

Confessions are held Saturday from 4:00pm - 4:45pm or by appointment.  To schedule an appointment please contact the parish office at 304-422-6786.

Confirmation - Confirmation is a Sacrament in the Catholic Church in which the one who is confirmed (confirmandi) receives the gifts of the Holy Spirit through the imposition of hand and anointing with oils by the bishop. It’s considered a sacrament of initiation which means that it brings you deeper into communion with the Church.

By the sacrament of Confirmation, the batied are more perfectly bound to the Church and are enriched with a special strength of the Holy Spirit.  Confirmation is offered every other year.  For additional information, please contact Mike Evans at 304-428-9873.

Devotions - Devotion means to show love, honor and dedication for another person. Devotions of the Catholic Church are ways of showing our love for the Holy Trinity (Father, Son, and Holy Spirit), the Blessed Virgin Mary and the angels and saints. Authentic popular devotions are an invaluable means of promoting an increased love of God.

Miraculous Medal Novena is held on Wednesday at 6:50pm.

Rosary is prayed every Sunday before 10:30am mass.

First Communion - First Holy Communion is the common name for a person's first reception of the sacrament of the Eucharist. Roman Catholics recognize the importance of this event as the Eucharist is the central focus of the sacramental life of the Catholic Church.

During winter/spring the children are prepared for celebration of Reconciliation and First Communion.  They are prepared by attending The Parish School School of Religion (P.S.R.) on Sunday mornings.  All 2nd graders (both public and catholic schools) participate.  Please feel free to contact Jane Row at 304-615-3950 or Jane Row for additional information.

Marriage - Congratulations on your engagement!

Marriage is a practice common to all cultures in all ages. It is, therefore, a natural institution, something common to all mankind. At its most basic level, marriage is a union between a man and a woman for the purpose of procreation and mutual support, or love. Each spouse in a marriage gives up some rights over his or her life in exchange for rights over the life of the other spouse.

While divorce has existed throughout history, it has been rare until recent centuries, which indicates that, even in its natural form, marriage is meant to be a lifelong, union.

To help preparing for your big day, please take time to visit For Your Marriage

Please contact the parish office at 304-422-6786 to discuss arrangements prior to setting your wedding date.  Preparation ordinarily requires six months.

Prayer Request Line - If you or a loved one is in need of prayer, please contact Wanda Christopher at 304-485-5834 or Sara Daniels at 304-485-5344.