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Anointing of the Sick

This is an important Sacrament that in our weakness we discover the strength needed that comes only from Christ in His love for us. The Pastor is always available for the anointing of the sick. It is important to call well in advance of your scheduled surgery so that Father can see you prior to that day. If you are feeling ill, emotionally or spiritually as well as physically, simply call the Parish Office to set up an appointment: 734-285-1100.

Baptism

As your family circle grows larger to encompass a new member, St. Pius X Parish welcomes your request to celebrate the Sacrament of Baptism

As parents, you have taken the time to prepare for your baby’s arrival, and now you are asked to spend some time preparing for your child’s Baptism and entrance into the Catholic Church.

By requesting Baptism, you have agreed to raise your child in the Catholic faith.  Therefore, it is very important that you, the parent(s), and primary role models for your child, are actively practicing that faith yourselves. This includes attending weekly Mass, financial support of your parish, daily prayer, and reaching out to those who are in need.  Your own faith in Jesus should be so important to you that it is evident in all you say and do.

One decision that you may be concerned about, and rightly so, is who you choose as your child’s Godparent(s). Keep in mind that a Godparent must be a fully-initiated Catholic, as well as being an example of Christian living, supportive of the parents, and of the Catholic Faith.

St. Pius X celebrates the Sacrament of Baptism the third Sunday of every month. Please contact the Parish Office for details.

Baptism Preparation Classes are mandatory for parents and Godparents if you have not attended a preparation session in the last 5 years.

Baptism:  The Role of a Catholic Godparent

Godparents represent the Christian community at the celebration of Baptism. Along with the parents, they accept the responsibility for helping the child develop an active Catholic faith life.  Their own lives should be an example of faith formation, service, Christian living, prayerfulness and weekly worship.

The following MUST be observed when choosing a Godparent:

A Godparent must be a fully-initiated Catholic; (must have celebrated the Sacraments of Baptism, Eucharist, and Confirmation). A Godparent must be an actively practicing and participating Catholic who is registered parishioner of a catholic parish. They must be at least 16 years old and mature enough to assume the responsibilities involved. You may choose two Godparents, (must be of different genders). However, only one Catholic Godparent is required and can be either male or female.

Confirmation for Students

Students in grade eight are prepared for the reception of this sacrament.  Parents, sponsors, and students are expected to attend and participate in programs and activities held prior to the reception of Confirmation.

Eucharist for Students

Class preparation is in grade two for St. Pius School students and the Parish Faith Formation students. Older students are prepared by special arrangements. Parents are expected to participate in the meetings and activities provided by the Director of Faith Formation.

Marriage

Arrangements must be made well in advance (6 months is minimum). Either the bride or the groom must be an active, registered member at St. Pius. Please call the Parish Office for more information.

Reconciliation for Students

Class preparation is in grade two for St. Pius School students and the Parish Faith Formation students. Older students are prepared by special arrangements.  Parents are expected to participate in the meetings and activities provided by the Director of Faith Formation.

The Sacrament of Reconciliation is celebrated every Saturday of the month at 3:00 p.m. The priest remains in the Reconciliation Room only as long as there are penitents present. Confessions of a more personal nature can be arranged by calling the priest who will meet you in the Reconciliation Room or the Church Office.

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults and Children

(R.C.I.A. and R.C.I.C.)

This rite is a faith journey that prepares unbaptized persons for the Sacraments of Initiation (Baptism, Holy Eucharist and Confirmation). It is also available to anyone baptized Catholic or in another Christian faith to prepare them to receive the sacraments of Eucharist and Confirmation. These sacraments are celebrated on the Vigil of Easter.

Anyone who wishes to learn about the Catholic faith is invited. Formation is age-appropriate for adults, children and teens. Call the Faith formation Office at 734-284-6562 for details.