Baptism is the gateway to life in the Spirit. It is the means through which we gain access to the other sacraments. Through baptism we are freed from sin and reborn as children of God. By baptism we become members of Christ and his church. The Diocese of Greensburg has official qualifications of baptism sponsors as well as the appropriate number of sponsors required. More information can be found at the Diocese of Greensburg.
Please contact the Parish Office prior to the child’s birth. Baptisms can be celebrated during Mass or after Mass on Saturdays or Sundays.
Given that sin destroys our relationship with God and undermines our relationship with other human beings, “reconciliation” designates that precise effect of Christ’s redemption of the human race that restores our relationship with God and our human fellowship.
Reconciliation is celebrated at both the Masontown and Footedale sites on Saturdays from 3:00 to 3:30 p.m., and during regional services in Lent and Advent.
Parishioners in our Faith Formation program or in a Catholic School make their First Reconciliation during their second grade year.
The Eucharist completes Christian initiation. Through this sacrament of initiation we participate with the whole community of believers in the Lord’s own sacrifice.
Second grade parishioners in our Faith Formation program or in a Catholic School make their First Eucharist during the Easter Season. For more information, please contact the Parish Office.
Confirmation brings to completion the grace received through baptism. By this sacrament, the baptized are more perfectly bound to the church and are enriched by the strength of the Holy Spirit. The Diocese of Greensburg has official qualifications of confirmation sponsors, as well as several guidelines and/or recommendations. More information can be found at the Diocese of Greensburg.
In order for the reception of the sacrament to be moved up to the eight grade, the bishop will be confirming children of increasingly older ages until 2018, when eighth grade will be the norm.
For more information, please contact the Parish Office.
The marriage covenant prefigures the new and everlasting covenant between the son of God and all humanity.
Please contact the Parish Office at least four months in advance to begin the marriage preparation process. Pre-Cana Instructions or Engaged Encounter are necessary. The latest hour for weddings on Saturdays is 1:00 p.m.
Anointing of the Sick
Through this sacrament, the whole church commends those who are ill to the Lord, that he may raise them up and savethem. Those who suffer are united to the Passion and death of Christ.
To request this sacrament, please contact the Parish Office.
Our parish also celebrates the sacrament of the anointing of the sick on a monthly rotation between the weekend Masses on the last weekend of each month following the final hymn.
We invite all those who are ill, experiencing the debilitating effects of aging, suffering from any distress of body, mind, or soul, or those who will be having surgery in the near future. Take advantage of Christ’s healing power through this sacrament of healing.
Holy Orders is the sacrament through which the mission entrusted by Christ to his Apostles continues to be exercised in thechurch. It includes three degrees: diaconate, presbyterate and episcopate. Please contact Father Bill at 724-583-7866 or visit www.gbgvocations.org for more information about the priesthood and permanent diaconate.