Sacraments

                                                                             

Sacrament of Baptism

We are happy to welcome new parishioners into our parish family. We celebrate the sacrament of Baptism on the first Sunday of every month at each worship site. Please call the parish office to make arrangements

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults

We welcome people seeking information and membership in the Catholic church. The on-going initiation process welcomes all. Please call so that we can give you a personal introduction to this process.

 

 

                                                                             

 

                                            

Sacrament of Reconciliation

Confessions are held on Saturdays from 3:00 PM to 3:30 PM at Immaculate Conception Church.

 

Sacrament of Marriage

We welcome couples planning to celebrate the sacrament of holy matrimony.  For this important life decision, a period of preparation is necessary. We encourage you to call the parish office at least 6 months to 1 year in advance to properly plan for this special sacramental moment.

                                                                                   

Holy Orders

For those discerning a call to the priesthood, please contact the pastor and the diocese vocations office.

                                        Diocese of Scranton
                                        Vocations Office

                                        300 Wyoming Avenue
                                        Scranton, PA 18503-1279
                                        Phone: 570-207-2216 x1013
                                        Fax: 570-207-2236

Anointing of the Sick

May be administered to anyone undergoing a long illness or infirmity, or anyone preparing for medical treatments or surgical procedures.  Please call the rectory to make arrangements.

 

Permanent Diaconate

In the Catholic Church, there are three categories of ordained ministers: bishops, priests and deacons. All are members of the clergy and are ordained.  A deacon's service has three aspects: Word, worship and charity.  Deacons proclaim the Gospel and, on occasion, preach. They can preside at the Liturgy of the Hours.  Deacons can baptize, witness marriages, and conduct wake and grave-site services.  For more information, please call Deacon Jim at the rectory.

 

 

 

Sponsor Requirements for Baptism and Confirmation

The following are the requirements for individuals who undertake the role of Sponsor for Baptism and Confirmation at Corpus Christi Parish.  Persons seeking a Sponsor Eligibility Certificate to serve as a sponsor in another community must also fulfill the requirements before a card will be issued.

  • At least 16 years of age

  • Already received the Sacrament of Baptism, First Communion and Confirmation in the Catholic Church.

  • Attend Mass regularly on Sundays and Holy Day of Obligation and receives the Sacrament of the Catholic Church on a regular basis

  • If Married, marriage celebrated according to the laws of the Catholic Church.

  • Sponsor is not the mother or father of the one to be baptized.

  • A member of a non-Catholic community may serve as Christian Witness for Baptism only together with a Catholic Sponsor who fulfills all the the above requirements

  • For Confirmation, it is desirable that the person who undertook the role of Sponsor at Baptism be Sponsor for the Sacrament of Confirmation. All the above requirements for a Sponsor for Baptism applies to a Sponsor for Confirmation. A mother or father may serve as Sponsor for the Sacrament of Confirmation

 

 

 

 

 

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