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.
For those discerning a call to
the priesthood, please contact the pastor and the diocese vocations office.
Diocese of Scranton
300 Wyoming Avenue
Scranton, PA 18503-1279
Phone: 570-207-2216 x1013
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
to make arrangements.
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.
least 16 years of age
Already received the Sacrament of Baptism, First Communion and
Confirmation in the Catholic Church.
Mass regularly on Sundays and Holy Day of Obligation and receives the
Sacrament of the Catholic Church on a regular basis
Married, marriage celebrated according to the laws of the Catholic
Sponsor is not the mother or father of the one to be baptized.
member of a non-Catholic community may serve as Christian Witness for
Baptism only together with a Catholic Sponsor who fulfills all the the
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
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