Sacraments Policy

How to receive the Sacraments at St. Joseph the Worker, St. Anne and St. Francis

- This question generally applies to Baptism and Marriage but also includes the Sacraments of Confirmation and Eucharist.

- Note: this does not include the Sacraments of Anointing of the Sick or Reconciliation.

 

- First of all you need to be attending Sunday Mass at one of our parishes.  

- If you aren't attending Sunday Mass on a regular basis we invite you to begin attending.

- However, until a person/family demonstrates a commitment to being a parishioner at one of our parishes they will not be admitted to any sacraments or sacramental prep.

- To establish this kind of commitment a person should be prepared to attend Sunday Mass regularly for at least 6 months prior to being admitted to any sacramental preparation (this includes Baptism for their children).  

- In short, we would love to have you join one of our communities and also receive sacraments, however we we won't provide sacraments or sacramental prep to people who do not attend Sunday Mass at one of our parishes.  

- If you attend Sunday Mass at another parish, you should also go to your priest to ask for sacraments since that community is where you worship.  

- We also will not provide sacramental prep for families who live in our boundaries but attend another parish on Sundays.  While attending another parish is certainly your right, you should then have your preparation at that parish where you worship.  

- This policy applies to Quinceaneras as well.  

- If you fulfill these initial requirements, then please inquire to Fr. John directly after Sunday Mass or via email on this website.