Sacraments

Our participation in the sacramental rites is an outward expression of an inner commitment to our faith and our acceptance of God’s grace. Below you will find policy and procedure information regarding baptism, marriage, and sacraments for the anointing of the sick. For information about the Eucharist and reconciliation, please visit our Mass and Prayers page. You can learn more about preparation for the sacrament of confirmation on our Confirmation page.

Sacrament of Baptism

Parents wishing to baptize an infant must be practicing Catholics and registered members of the parish. We require attendance at the preparation session for first-time parents, and we strongly recommend this session for godparents as well. Please contact the parish office to register. We advise that you refrain from setting dates or making other baptism arrangements until you have attended the preparation session.

Under normal circumstances, baptisms will take place on the first Sunday of the month at 10:00 a.m. in English and 1:00 p.m. in Spanish.

Sacrament of Marriage

If you would like to be married in the St. Anthony of Padua Church, please be aware that in order to do so, both you and your partner must be registered and practicing parishioners. Diocesan policy requires that couples allow a period of six months for preparation prior to the ceremony, so we encourage you to meet with the pastor before setting a date.

Sacrament for Anointing of the Sick

When age or ill health prevent you from receiving the sacraments, we urge you to inform us of your needs and location, whether you are at home or in a care facility or hospital. We are only able to serve you when you specifically request the parish office to do so.

Anointing of the sick is for people who are ill, facing surgery, or advanced in years. We suggest celebrating an anointing sacrament before entry into the hospital, if possible. Please call the parish office to make arrangements with the pastor as soon as you know you have a need for this sacrament. We will be happy to assist you in this matter.