Sacrament Information

Information on Sacraments here at St. Agnes Parish can be found on the pages in the following links:

  • Sacrament of Baptism – Parents are required to attend a baptismal preparation class before having your baby baptized.  It is recommended that you take the class prior to your baby being born.
  • Sacraments of Eucharist & Confirmation – Children preparing for First Holy Communion and Confirmation must attend Faith Formation classes starting in 1st grade.  Pre-K and Kindergarten programs are also available for those who wish to take advantage of these programs.
  • Sacrament of Penance Confessions are heard in church every  Saturday at
    1:00 p.m. or any time by appointment
  • Sacrament of Marriage – Please contact the parish approximately one year in advance so as to have time for all the paperwork and prenuptial classes to be completed.
  • Information on being a Godparent for Baptism or Sponsor for Confirmation
  • Anointing of the Sick:  The anointing of the sick is administered to bring spiritual and even physical strength during an illness, especially near the time of death. It is most likely one of the last sacraments one will receive.  A sacrament is an outward sign established by Jesus Christ to confer inward grace. In more basic terms, it is a rite that is performed to convey God’s grace to the recipient, through the power of the Holy Spirit.   Anyone in need of this Sacrament is asked to call the parish office at 724-863-2626 to speak with the priest or our Pastoral Care Office at 724-863-9621 about setting up a visit.  Please visit our Pastoral Care page for more information.
  • Holy Orders – Persons interested in learning more about Vocations is welcome to visit the diocesan website or call the parish priest for more information.

In reading the Catechism of the Catholic Church we can perceive the wonderful unity of the mystery of God…     — Pope John Paul II    

 

1stCommSeven Sacraments (1210)  The seven sacraments instituted by Christ are Baptism, Confirmation (chrismation), Eucharist, Penance, Anointing of the Sick, Holy Orders, and Matrimony. These seven touch all the important stages and important moments of life.

Three Groups (1211)  The Seven Sacraments are divided into three groupings:

  1. The sacraments of initiation (Baptism, Confirmation, Eucharist)
  2. The sacraments of healing (Reconciliation, Anointing of the Sick)
  3. The sacraments serving the Church and the mission of the faithful (Holy Orders, Matrimony)