Sacrament of Baptism Baptism, as with all sacraments, gets its Sacramental Power from the Eucharist. Baptism however is the door to the Eucharist. It is through Baptism that we receive the salvation from the Eucharist.
If you wish to have your infant baptized, please contact the office before the baby is born for information regarding Baptismal Preparation and scheduling of the event.
Baptisms are scheduled on the 1st Sunday of each month at 11:45 AM.
RCIA Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults is meant to prepare teenagers and adults who have never been baptized or who were baptized in a non-Catholic denomination for the reception of the Sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation, and Holy Communication. Please contact Father Arrázola if you wish to enter into this program.
Sacrament of Confirmation Confirmation is a sacrament in its own right, but it is also a reaffirmation of Baptism. A person baptized as an infant or child has the opportunity to accept the faith under their own volition. Children who are in our Religious Education program will receive this program in the 6th 7th and 8th grades, but there are other requirements to receive this sacrament which are explained to the students.
Sacrament of Holy Communion The Eucharist is the center of all we do and are as a Church, Diocese and Parish. We celebrate the Eucharist each day, often two and sometimes three times a day. With full and active participation in the Eucharist to the degree that each person is called, one truly enters into the Body of Christ which is the Church. Some are called to be the Principal Celebrant of the Mass, some are called to receive the Eucharist only spiritually, but all are called to celebrate the Eucharist.
It is a tradition of the church that those who cannot join us at the Eucharist Table have the Eucharist brought to them. If you cannot come to the Altar to receive the Body of Christ, we will joyfully bring it to you. Please contact the Parish office.
Adults and teenagers who wish to enter into full communion with the Catholic Church are asked to contact Father Arrázola.
The Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession or Penance) The Sacrament of Confession is celebrated every Saturday at Sacred Heart of Jesus as scheduled. In addition, the Sacrament is available anytime by appointment. Any Catholic over the age of 8 is expected to receive the sacrament of Reconciliation at least once a year between Ash Wednesday and Trinity Sunday. A regular reception of the Sacrament of Penance is necessary for those who wish to continue their spiritual growth in our Lord. The grace of the Sacrament is not only to absolve sin, but the grace strengthens us to avoid sin and to draw closer to the Lord.
Sacrament of Reconciliation: Saturday 4:15 PM - 4:45 PM (or by appointment)
The Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick The Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick is for those who are struggling with physical, emotional or psychological illnesses. The Sacrament is offered to any Baptized person who requests it. Most priests carry the oil of the sick with them and have the rite memorized. The Sacrament can be received anytime.
Please contact the priest in the event of an emergency.
Sacrament of Matrimony Matrimony is the sacrament which most clearly reveals Christ to us; not only to those being married, but to their children and the entire community. It is in Marriage that we see the unitive power of Christ and his Church, the Creative power of God the Father and the sustaining power of the Holy Spirit. If you are called to enter into this Sacrament of Marriage please contact the parish at least one year in advance to ensure that all necessary preparations can be made.
Sacrament of Holy Orders (Deacon, Priest, Bishop) The Priesthood is the humblest of all the sacraments. Its sole purpose is to make Christ sacramentally present to the community. If you think you might be called to Orders please contact any Deacon, Priest or Bishop.
Sacred Heart of Jesus Church 2596 Cornwall Rd Cornwall, PA 17016