Baptism is the Church’s first Sacrament of Initiation. It is a Welcoming into Christ’s Church and the community of Star of the Sea Parish. Star of the Sea celebrates the sacrament of Baptism four times throughout the year at all Masses on Baptism Weekends.
Parents requesting a Baptism must be registered parishioners, complete a Sacrament Request Form and attend Baptism Preparation Classes prior to the child’s Baptism. For class dates, click here.
The First Sacrament Team helps prepare parents and children as they journey towards the Lord’s table. Both of these First Sacraments are prepared for at home and as a family. We meet with parents and children to guide them on their journey. We give them the tools and information to enrich their faith life and help them grow in God’s love and faith. If you have any questions, please email Nancy Liette or call the Parish Office at 428-8547.
Teen Confirmation is celebrated in 10th, 11th, and 12th grades. Teens must attend Life Teen on Sunday nights or Catholic High School. In addition, confirmands are to attend the Confirmation classes, a retreat and complete the sponsor, parent and candidate lessons.
If you have any questions, please email Nancy Liette or call the parish office 428-8547.
How to choose a sponsor will be covered in the parent information night on September 18th.
The RCIA program is the process for adults to investigate, journey and then become a Roman Catholic. It is for those adults who have never been baptized in any faith; those adults baptized in another Christian faith and now wishing to become Catholic; and those adults who were baptized Catholic but never completed their initiation with the Sacrament of Confirmation. The sessions are on Thursday evenings, beginning in late September and continuing until after Easter. The Sacraments are received at the Easter Vigil. Please click here to register or contact Geri Tarkington at the parish office, 428-8547. Please click here for the sponsor form.
A wedding in the Roman Catholic Church is a sacrament. It is therefore not simply a ceremony, but an act of worship. Since the bride and groom minister this sacrament to each other, they will need the guidance of pastoral leadership. The pastor and staff will instruct the couple in the proper and most appropriate way to celebrate the Sacrament of Marriage. This joyous sacrament is celebrated on Saturdays at 2:00 pm. If you are a registered parishioner and interested in being married at Star of the Sea, please contact Geri Tarkington at the parish office at least eight months prior to your planned wedding date.