Celebration of the sacraments

BAPTISM
The Sacrament of Baptism welcomes new members into the Roman Catholic faith. Baptism services take place on the second and fourth Sundays of each month at 12:00 p.m. A pre-baptismal program for parents and godparents is required. Please call the Parish Office, (203) 235-3822, for an appointment well in advance. Godparents/sponsors must receive certificates of sponsorship from their own parish priest.

RECONCILIATION
The Sacrament of Reconciliation is administered on Saturdays from 4:00-4:30 p.m. DST (3:00-3:30 p.m. EST), and by appointment.

FIRST PENANCE
In this Sacrament, we are reunited with God, our sins are forgiven and God's grace is strengthened within us. This Sacrament is received for the first time by second graders with the consent and judgment of their parents. The Church has determined that this Sacrament be received before First Holy Communion.

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION
Parents who present their child for this Sacrament should enroll him/her in the Religious Education program when the child is in the first grade. At Holy Angels, this Sacrament is given to children in the third grade during the spring each year. Parents are to make the final judgment when they believe their child is prepared to receive the Sacrament.

CONFIRMATION
Confirmation completes Christian initiation. Students in grades 9 and 10 meet every Sunday morning from 9:30-10:45 a.m., following the school calendar, as part of a two-year program leading to the Sacrament of Confirmation. In grade 9 a review of the faith is given, bringing together what the students have learned in previous grades on a more adult level, leading them to make responsible decisions as Jesus would. In grade 10, they learn to apply Christian principles to solve everyday problems, as well as focus on the theology of the Sacrament of Confirmation itself. Participation in various church functions is mandatory to help the Confirmation candidates become active members of the parish family.  Sponsors must receive certificates of sponsorship from their own parish priest.

MATRIMONY
Couples wishing to schedule a wedding are asked to contact the Rectory at least six months in advance. Since the commitment made in this Sacrament is probably the most important commitment in life, the Church asks that adequate preparation be made in the reception of this sacrament.

ANOINTING OF THE SICK AND VISITATION
Please call the Parish Office whenever a family member is confined to the home, hospital, or a nursing home for communion calls or Anointing of the Sick. We would be happy to visit.



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Holy Angels Catholic Church • 585 Main Street • South Meriden, CT 06451
203-235-3822
Pastor: Rev. Lawrence S. Symolon