Sacraments

Sacraments

Baptism

Infant Baptism:

Monthly opportunities for Baptism include 4 within-Mass weekends per year, during which children younger than age 7 are Baptized during all of the liturgies. Children 7 years old or older who have not been Baptized are invited to participate in our catechumenate program for children. For more information click here.

Adult Baptism:

If you or someone you know is interested in becoming Catholic and coming into full communion with the Church, our Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA) sessions meet Sundays in the Library from 10:25 am until noon, following the 9:00 am Mass. We have separate paths for those who are already Baptized Christians as well as those who are not yet Baptized. All are welcome to come and learn about the exciting journey of RCIA at Incarnation! For more information, contact Erica Shortridge, Coordinator of Christian Formation, (434) 973-4381, or John LaPrade, RCIA Team Lead, (434) 465-1947. 

Eucharist

Please click here for Mass Times/Adoration.

Reconciliation (Penance)

The Sacrament of Reconciliation is celebrated Monday through Friday from 6:00 – 8:00 pm, Saturday from 4:30 – 5:00 pm, and Sunday from 12:00 – 1:30 pm in the Reconciliation Room near the Blessed Sacrament Chapel. If none of these times work for your schedule, you can set up an appointment by contacting the parish office and coordinating with one of the priests. Additionally, communal Penance Services take place during the seasons of Advent and Lent.

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. For more information, please visit our Sacramental Preparation page.

Confirmation

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 parishioner who regularly worships at Mass on Sundays. Participation in a marriage preparation program is also required, and those sessions are held periodically at Incarnation. For further information, contact the Parish Office.

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

Catholics should not wait until they are in danger of dying before requesting this Sacrament. One may celebrate the Sacrament of Anointing at the onset or during any serious illness. The Sacrament may also be celebrated before surgery and more than once during an illness. In the case of an emergency, please contact the parish office.