The sacrament of Reconciliation, a sacrament of healing through confessing our sins and receiving God’s mercy, is available at St. Mary’s every Saturday from 4:00-5:00pm and also by appointment. Confession is available in English, Spanish, and French. There are special bilingual reconciliation services held throughout the year, and a greater availability for reconciliation during Lent. Please check our church calendar for more information.
Adults interested in becoming a Catholic, or who want to complete their initiation (communion and/or confirmation), are encouraged to participate in the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults. Classes are conducted in English and Spanish and meet weekly for a designated period of time, culminating at the reception of sacraments at the Easter Vigil Mass. For more information about the RCIA process at St. Mary’s please click here.
The sacrament of Confirmation, which completes a person’s initiation into the Church, is a two-year process at St. Mary’s. Youth in the 9th grade enroll in the confirmation class and attend class every Saturday, followed by Mass, during the school year. Interspersed with formal class are opportunities for gathering with neighboring youth groups for a variety of activities, including service, dramatic arts, prayer days and retreats. Confirmation is celebrated at the end of the second year of class participation.
Adults desiring confirmation are encouraged to attend Mass regularly. Classes are formed on an on-going basis and are conducted in Spanish and English.