QUESTIONS ABOUT SACRAMENTS

 

Are you planning to get married, baptize a child, or are you interested in any of the other sacraments?

Baptism

It is most appropriate to provide children with the grace of the Sacrament of Baptism and to welcome them into the community of faith within six months of birth. The Sacrament of Baptism is usually celebrated on Sunday or at a time mutually agreed upon.

While two are customary, only one sponsor is required for baptism and he or she must be a practicing, registered Catholic who can obtain a “sponsor letter” from their parish. Christians of other denominations may serve as a “Christian Witness” and must also provide evidence of their church membership. For additional information, please contact the Parish office.

Eucharist

Children typically begin preparing to receive their First Communion or First Eucharist once they reach the Second Grade. For more information, please contact Nick Perkoski.

Communion to the homebound or in nursing homes:  If you or your loved ones are not able to make it to Mass and would like communion brought to them, please call us at 440-599-8570.

Confirmation

The Sacrament of Confirmation is usually received when one approaches or enters his or her young teenage years. At Corpus Christi Parish, the young people of our parish will be prepared to receive Confirmation during the eighth grade.

If you have a child who is in the eighth grade or older, who has not celebrated the Sacrament of Confirmation please contact Nick Perkoski.

Penance and Reconciliation (Confession)

The Sacrament of Reconciliation is a healing remedy for our sinfulness. Confession, one part of the sacrament, calls us to discover the struggles that cause sinful acts and present them to God in the presence of the priest. All adult Christians are encouraged to consider approaching this sacrament at least twice a year especially during Advent and Lent. Although serious matters should be brought before the priest, our lesser sins are healed through the celebration of Mass or with sincere contrition and any good work. Father Miller is available in the church for confessions on Saturdays from 3:30 – 4:15pm .

Anointing of the Sick

The Sacrament of the Sick (anointing) is available to anyone who is seriously or chronically ill, weakened by age, or is preparing for surgery.  Father Miller is available to administer the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick, as necessary, day or night.  You can also speak with him after Mass for anointing.