Sacraments

Sacraments

Baptism

We have four Baptism Weekends during which infants or preschool children are baptized during all Liturgies.  Those children who are of school age and have not been baptized are invited to participate in the catechumenate designed specifically for children. For more information, please visit our Sacramental Preparation page found here.

First Reconciliation and First Eucharist

At the age of reason (age 7) baptized children prepare to celebrate the Sacraments of Reconciliation and Eucharist for the first time in January and May, respectively.   In January we offer a communal reconciliation service with individual confessions.  First Eucharist is celebrated at all English-speaking weekend Liturgies in May. For more information, please visit our Sacramental Preparation page found here.

Reconciliation (Penance)

The sacrament is celebrated each Saturday from 4:30 p.m. to 5 p.m., in the Reconciliation Room just off the Narthex adjacent to the Blessed Sacrament Chapel. The sacrament can also be arranged by appointment. Please contact our pastor. Communal Celebrations take place during the seasons of Advent and Lent and are announced in the parish bulletin.

Confirmation

Here in the Diocese of Richmond 10th grade is the earliest you can receive the Sacrament of Confirmation. Visit our Confirmation page for more details.

Matrimony

The covenant and holy bond of marriage is a sacrament established by Jesus Christ and His Church. It is a lifelong union of two mature adults of faith. To assist couples in preparing for this most serious commitment, the diocese stipulates a six-month period of preparation. For marriage to take place within the Incarnation Parish Community, one of the parties must be a registered member and regularly worship at Sunday Liturgy. Participation in a marriage preparation program is required. The preparation sessions are held periodically here. For further information, call Father Gregory.

website:  Center for Marriage, Family & Life (Diocese of Richmond)

Holy Orders

Considering the priesthood or the religious life?  Here is a resource you may find helpful – Behind the Collar. (Diocese of Richmond)

Anointing of the Sick

No longer should Catholics wait until they are in danger of dying before they request this sacrament. One may celebrate the Sacrament of Anointing at the onset or during any serious illness. The sacrament may be celebrated before surgery and more than once during an illness. In the case of an emergency, call the parish office.