Sacraments

Baptism

The Sacrament of Baptism is celebrated on the first and third Sunday of the month immediately following the 11:30 A.M. Sunday Mass. 

If this is the first child, parents are required to attend a Pre-Baptism class.

Sponsors (Godparents) will need to provide a sponsor certificate from the parish that they currently attend.

 

Reconciliation

Confessions are heard at the Center Road church on Saturdays from 4:00 to 4:45 P.M. 

or by appointment by calling the Parish Office at 203-387-7119.

 

Anointing of the Sick

In the Church's Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick, throughthe ministry of the priest, it is Jesus who touches the sick to heal them from sin – and sometimes even from physical ailment.

His cures were signs of the arrival of the Kingdom of God. The core message of his healing tells us of his plan to conquer sin and death by his dying and rising.

The Rite of Anointing tells us there is no need to wait until a person is at the point of death to receive the Sacrament. A careful judgment about the serious nature of the illness is sufficient.

When the Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick is given, the hoped-for effect is that, if it be God's will, the person be physically healed of illness. But even if there is no physical healing, the primary effect of the Sacrament is a spiritual healing by which the sick person receives the Holy Spirit's gift of peace and courage to deal with the difficulties that accompany serious illness or the frailty of old age.

~from the United States Catholic Catechism for Adults 

Please call the Parish Office to schedule a time for the anointing.

 

Matrimony

Please call the Parish office at least six months in advance to schedule a wedding at Our Lady of the Assumption.  

Because Christian marriage is a sacrament, the Catholic Church wants couples to be well-prepared. Dioceses and parishes offer marriage preparation to help couples develop a better understanding of the sacrament; to evaluate and deepen their readiness to live married life, and to gain insights into themselves as individuals and as a couple.

Marriage preparation programs take different forms.  Couples are asked to participate in a series of marriage preparation classes offered by their parish or diocese. The important thing for engaged couples to keep in mind as they check numerous items off their pre-wedding "to-do" list is the well-known adage, "Your wedding lasts a day, but your marriage lasts a lifetime." The Church encourages couples to invest time and energy into the all-important work of preparing for their married life together.