Sacraments

Baptism:

Infant Baptism (infants to those under 7 years old)

Parents who are seeking baptism for children who are newborn up to 7 years old are asked to participate in a Baptism Preparation Program.

Baptism schedule for Summer 2016-Summer 2017

Baptism Class/Rehearsal Baptism Celebration
 10:00 am Saturday  Sept. 2, 2017  10:30 am Sunday Sept. 3, 2017
 10:00 am Saturday Nov.11, 2017  10:30 am Sunday Nov. 12, 2017
10:00 am Saturday Jan. 6, 2018 10:30 am Sunday Jan. 7, 2018
10:00 am Saturday Feb. 3, 2018 10:30 am  Sunday Feb. 4, 2018
10:00 am Saturday  Mar. 24, 2018 10:30 am Easter Sunday April 1, 2018
10:00 am Saturday, June 2, 2018 10:30 am Sunday June 3, 2018

Before your child is Baptized we will need the following paperwork:

Baptism Preparation for Children over the age of Seven Years:

Children over 7 years will come into the church through the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults, adapted for children.

They will receive the gifts of the Sacraments of: Baptism, Confirmation and First Eucharist, all at once at the during our Easter Vigil Celebration.  Children will attend classes along with their parents to grow and learn about Our Catholic Faith.  They will participate in a number of beautiful rites with the entire parish community praying for them on their journey.

 Baptism for Adults

Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults Registration Form

Adults will attend our RCIA class which usually begins in September with an Inquiry Class.  Those interested in becoming Catholic can ask questions and learn more about the Catholic Faith.

After deciding if they would like to enter the Catholic Church they will attend a special Rite called the Rite of Acceptance. The classes following the Rite of Acceptance will help teach them more about the Catholic Church and will guide them on their journey as Catechumens and Candidates in the church.  During the Season of Lent, our Catechumens and Candidates will Receive many special prayers and blessings and will then go to the Cathedral to meet the Bishop and be received as the Elect.   They will receive the gifts of the Sacraments of: Baptism, Confirmation and First Eucharist, all at once at the during our Easter Vigil Celebration.  Children will attend classes along with their parents to grow and learn about Our Catholic Faith.  They will participate in a number of beautiful rites with the entire parish community praying for them on their journey.  This year we will celebrate Adult Baptisms at our Easter Vigil on Saturday March 31, 2018

Schedule of Rite of Christian Initiation Meetings 2017-18:

  • October 5, 2017 –   7 pm- Introductions/welcome and general information
  • October 19, 2017-  7 pm- Holy Trinity
  • November 2, 2017- 7 pm- Mary and the Saints
  • November 16, 2017- 7 pm – Sacraments- Baptism and Confirmation
  • December 2nd or 3rd- Rite of Acceptance
  • December 7, 2017- 7 pm- Eucharist (Holy Mass), Adoration and Morning and Evening Prayer
  • December 14, 2017- 7 pm- Holy Orders and Marriage (Sacraments of Vocation)
  • January 11, 2018- 7 pm- Anointing and Reconciliation (Sacraments of Healing)
  • January 25, 2018-7 pm- Overview of the Liturgical Calendar
  • February 14, 2018- 9 am and 7 pm Mass- Ash Wednesday
  • February 15, 2018- 7 pm- RITE OF ELECTION AT ST. JAMES CATHEDRAL
  • February 17/18 1st Sunday of Lent
  • March 1, 2018- 7pm-The meaning of Lent
  • February 24/25- 2nd Sunday of Lent
  • March 3/4- 1st Scrutiny/presentation of the Creed
  • March 10/11-2nd Scrutiny
  • March 15, 2018-7 pm- Christ’s Passion, Death and Resurrection
  • March 17/18- 3rd Scrutiny
  • March 24/25- Palm Sunday
  • March 25- Rehearsal for Easter Vigil right after 10:30 Mass on Sunday
  • March 31- after Sundown- Easter Vigil Celebration with Initiation
  • April 1- Easter Sunday
  • April 12- Mystagogy- Various Apostolate Ministries, Stewardship of Time/Talent and Treasure.

First Reconciliation and First Eucharist Preparation 2017-18

First Reconciliation (Confession, penance) Children at or about the age of 7 years must have received the curriculum for the Sacrament of Reconciliation before they begin learning about the Sacrament of First Eucharist.

We will begin our Preparation Session for 2017-18 school year in September.  Dates and times are below:  A supply fee of 75.00 per child is requested.

Sacramental Preparation is a Family Focused opportunity.  We provide parents with the curriculum to teach at home and then ask Parents and children to attend a monthly class as they prepare for these wonderful sacraments.  Sessions are scheduled on Friday nights at 7:00 pm or Saturday mornings at 10:00 am.  We repeat the same session twice, if on one month you can’t make it on a Friday just come on Saturday instead. First Eucharist First Reconciliation REGISTRATION FORM

  • First Reconciliation- Session #1: Friday September 29, 2017 at 7 pm or Saturday September 30th at 10 am
  • First Reconciliation- Session #2: Friday October 13, 2017 at 7 pm or Saturday October 14th at 10 am
  • First Reconciliation- Session #3: Friday November 17, 2017at 7 pm or Saturday November 18, 2017 at 10 am
  • Celebration of the Sacrament of First Reconciliation- Tuesday December 5, 2017 at 7 pm

 

  •  First Eucharist- Session #1: Friday January 19, 2018 at 7 pm or Saturday, January 20, 2018 at 10 am
  • First Eucharist- Session #2: Friday, Feb.23, 2018 at 7 pm or Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018 at 10:00 am
  • First Eucharist- Session #3: Friday, March 16, 2018 at 7 pm or Saturday, March 17, 2018 at 10:00 am
  • First Eucharist Retreat: Sunday April 15, 2018 1-4 pm
  • First Eucharist Rehearsal: Friday May 11, 2018 at 7:00 pm
  • Celebration of the Sacrament of First Eucharist: Saturday May 12, 2018 at 5:00 pm Liturgy
  • First Communicants may lead the May Crowning Procession on Sunday May 13th at the 10:30 am Mass wearing their First Communion Clothing!

Reconciliation

The Sacrament of Reconciliation is celebrated each Saturday afternoon at 3:30 pm in our Reconciliation room right off the Adoration Chapel.

First Reconciliation Preparation begins at about the age of seven for children.  We begin our sessions in September and meet monthly for sessions with kids and parents present.  Contact Laura Stanger with questions.

Eucharist 

We celebrate the Sacrament of the Eucharist each weekday at 9:00 am.  We have adoration daily from 8:30 am to 9:00 am in our Daily Chapel.  We also celebrate Eucharist Saturday evening vigil at 5:00 pm and Sunday Morning at 8:30 am and 10:30 am.

If you are in need of  receiving Communion in your home for someone who is sick or disabled, please contact the Parish office for a Pastoral Care Minister to come for a visit.

Confirmation

Confirmation is celebrated every other year for youth who are 16 years old or older.  Contact the youth minister for more information.

Anointing of the Sick

The first Friday of each month we celebrate the Sacrament of the Sick following the Friday 9:00 am Mass.  You may also schedule an appointment with Father Ramon in the parish office for an anointing.

Funerals are also Celebrated here at the parish, if you wish to pre plan your funeral or wish to have a funeral for a loved one, Funeral Planning Booklet to download the funeral information booklet.

Marriage

Please contact the parish office 6 months prior to your wedding.  We ask that you attend Preparing to Live in Love sessions with a mentor couple as part of your preparation for the Sacrament of Marriage.  We ask that you notify the parish office 6 months prior to your wedding date so that these sessions can be scheduled to accommodate both our mentor couples and the busy pre-wedding schedule you and your fiancé will be keeping.  You will also need to schedule an appointment with Father Ramon to fill out the appropriate paperwork for your wedding.  Father will need to meet with the two people getting married and 2 witnesses who have known each person getting married for some time. One witness for the bride and one witness for the groom. It does not have to be the best man or maid/matron of honor, but it can be.

Download, fill out and return this information sheet to the parish office to enroll in our Marriage Preparation Program.  If you want to be married at St. John Vianney Parish you may download our Marriage planning booklet for fees and other information.

Holy Orders

If you are interested in becoming a Priest or Deacon please contact Fr. Vu and he will lead you in the right direction.