Infant Baptisms are celebrated in late January, March, May, July, September, and November. Two preparation classes are offered during these months on the first two consecutive Tuesdays at 7:00pm in the Holy Spouses Room on M Street. Parents need to attend both sessions. Godparents, who must both be practicing Catholics (fully initiated [confirmed] and, if married, married in the Catholic Church), must attend the last session.
Please register and pay the $50 fee for the class at the rectory during weekday hours where you will receive more detailed information concerning the class sessions and any other news about possible changes to this schedule.
PLEASE NOTE: the $50 fee only applies to the class. The Catholic Church does not require a fee to administer any Sacrament. For more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Older Children (Age 7-17) & for Adults
Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults and Children (7 years of age or older. Process for those interested in joining the Catholic Church or just learning about or completing their initiation sacraments, please contact Deacon Luigi DelGaudio at 916.452.0296 ext. 12 any time of the year or email RCIA@stmarysacto.org.
First Reconciliation and First Eucharist
Parish children are prepared for the sacraments of Reconciliation (Confession) and Eucharist (Communion) through the Catholic Faith Formation program. This preparation takes place in 2nd grade. There is a requirement of two years in the Catholic Faith Formation program before receiving the sacraments (1st grade and 2nd grade). Please contact Deacon Luigi DelGaudio at 916.452.0296 ext. 12 for more information.
Catholic youth are prepared through the Catholic Faith Formation Program (PLEASE NOTE: the prepartion process is a 2-year program and attendance is required). Adults who have received First Eucharist and attend Mass regularly are prepared through the Adult Confirmation Program. Contact Deacon Luigi DelGaudio at 916.452.0296 ext. 12 for more information.
Contact the parish office at least 6 months prior to the wedding date. Marriage preparation classes are available. For more information, please email email@example.com.
Anointing of the Sick & Ministry of Care
Contact the parish office regarding the sick and/or elderly that are homebound or in hospitals and special-care facilities.