Anointing the Sick
The Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick is for anyone who is seriously ill (undergoing surgery, chronic or life-threatening illness, and change in health condition). Our priest is available to administer the Sacrament whenever needed.
Baptismal Preparation for Infants & Children up to age 7
Please contact Mrs. Ficca in our Faith Formation Office by phone (757) 622-1120 or by email email@example.com to set up an appointment to discuss the baptism of your child at least 3 weeks before the desired date of baptism.
Preparation classes can be taken online and baptisms are done either within or after a regular Sunday Mass.
All teens and young adults in the 10th grade or above who have been baptized are invited to prepare for the Sacrament of Confirmation. Preparation consists of twelve hours of instruction, a retreat and active participation in the life of the parish especially at Mass. In addition all teens must be attending either a Catholic school and/or their parish Youth Ministry program.
The Sacrament of Confirmation is celebrated each spring. Confirmation preparation classes are a diocesan requirement. Older adults who wish to be confirmed are prepared on a case by case basis.
The Holy Eucharist is the sacrament which contains the Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity of Our Lord, Jesus Christ under the appearances of bread and wine. Christ instituted the Holy Eucharist at the Last supper the night before He died.
Instruction includes an explanation on the Holy Eucharist and how to prepare for this sacrament. Baptized children who are at least 7 years of age are invited to prepare for the Sacraments of Reconciliation and Holy Communion. The Sacrament of Reconciliation must be received before Holy Communion. Classes for Reconciliation are held in the fall with the sacrament being received either during Advent or Lent. Classes for Holy Communion are held in the winter and early Spring and First Communion is celebrated in late April or early May.
The Sacrament of Holy Orders is one through which the mission entrusted by Christ to His apostles continues to be exercised in the Church until the end of time: thus it is the sacrament of apostolic ministry. It includes three degrees – the orders of Bishop, Priest, and Deacon (Catechism, 1536).
Anyone who feels called to serve God as a priest or deacon should contact the Vocations Office, (804) 359-5661, to speak with Fr. Brian Capuano; or write to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Sacrament of Marriage is a lasting commitment between a man and woman to a lifelong partnership established for the good of each other and the procreation of children.
The Sacrament of Marriage can be arranged by calling the church office at least 6 months in advance to schedule the dates. Arrangements will need to be made for instructions and planning the ceremony. Marriage Preparation classes for the couple is a diocesan requirement.
Reconciliation / Confession
Reconciliation is the sacrament in which the faithful are absolved from sins committed after Baptism and they are reconciled with the Christian community. It is one of the most unique and beautiful aspects of Catholicism.
The Sacrament of Reconciliation is celebrated every Saturday from 3:30 to 5:00 PM in the church or by appointment.
To learn more about how to prepare for and go to Confession, go to https://www.usccb.org/prayer-and-worship/sacraments-and-sacramentals/penance.