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Sacraments

A Pre-Baptism Gathering, especially for first-time parents, will now be scheduled by appointment only.  Please contact  Mike & Carol Roemer (945-4088) or the Parish Office (944-5393).  Parents are encouraged to come prior to the births of their babies, though they may, of course, also come after their babies are born.  Godparents are most welcome to attend.  Classes can also be arranged on an individual basis.

The individual rite of the Sacrament of Reconciliation is held every Saturday from 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm, with extra times added during Advent and Lent.  The reconciliation room is located in the Daily Mass Chapel.

Students in 2nd grade prepare for and receive the Sacrament of First Reconciliation. 

First Eucharist (First Communion

Students in 2nd grade prepare for and receive the Sacrament of First Eucharist.

Confirmation preparation is a two year program at St. Malachy Church. Students attend Confirmation in 8th and 9th grades.

Annointing 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.

If you or someone you know would like to receive the Sacrament of Anointing Of The Sick, please call our Parish office at (309) 944-5393.

The Sacrament of Holy Orders is the continuation of Christ's priesthood, which He bestowed upon His Apostles; thus, the Catechism of the Catholic Church refers to the Sacrament of Holy Orders as "the sacrament of apostolic ministry."

"Ordination" comes from the Latin word ordinatio, which means to incorporate someone into an order. In the Sacrament of Holy Orders, a man is incorporated into the priesthood of Christ, at one of three levels: the episcopate, the priesthood, or the diaconate.

Please contact Father Gifford or one of our Deacons for further information about receiving the Sacrament of Holy Orders.

Arrangements for the Sacrament should be made at least 4 months prior to the anticipated date of the wedding.  Please contact Fr. Gifford at 944-5393