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Sacraments

Baptism

To schedule a Baptism you will need to attend a class. It is held on the 4th Monday of the month. Call the Church office for time and to register. After you have attended the class call the Church office to speak with Fr. Mark or Fr. Godfrey. All dates and arrangements are made by the priest.

Eucharist and First Communion

In our parish, First Communion preparation begins in the 1st grade and is celebrated when children are in 2nd Grade. Classes are provided for older children contact Renee Lichtenhan at 601-329-6075    SaintThomasCCD@gmail.com. Adults contact Fr. Mark or Fr. Godfrey by calling the Church office.

Confirmation

Any baptized Catholic wishing to advance on the path of developing their faith. For the young people, in our parish, this is a 3 year program that ends in the 11th grade with the Rite of Confirmation.

For adults who were not confirmed as children, it means taking part in the Rite of the Christian Initiation of Adults (R.C.I.A.)

Reconciliation (Confession)

In our Parish 1st Reconciliation for our children is a 2 year program that begins in the 1st grade and is celebrated in the 2nd grade. Classes for older children are provided call Renee Lichtenhan at 601-329-6075    SaintThomasCCD@gmail.com.

Housebound and Sacrament of the Sick

Anyone in ‘serious illness’, those who are infirm, in advanced years, or anyone prior to surgery can receive the Sacrament of the Sick. (It is not only for when a person is in “danger of death’”)

Marriage

In the Catholic Church marriage is more than a natural institution; it was elevated by Christ Himself, in His participation in the wedding at Cana (John 2:1-11), to be one of the seven sacraments. A marriage between two Christians, therefore, has a supernatural element as well as a natural one. While few Christians outside of the Catholic and Orthodox Churches regard marriage as a sacrament, the Catholic Church insists that marriage between any two baptized Christians, as long as it is entered into with the intention to contract a true marriage, is a sacrament.

Funerals

To be arranged with a priest of the parish.

Months Mind/Anniversaries

If a family wishes to have a Month’s Mind/Anniversary Mass celebrated they should contact one of the priests or the Parish Office.

House Blessing

If you would like to have your house blessed please contact the Parish Office.