SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM
One preparation session is required for the parents and godparents of children (less than 7 years old) to be baptized in our church. For more information on the date and time of the preparation session, please call the parish office.
Before a baptism is scheduled, a family MUST be registered in the parish for at least six (6) months and have obtained written permission for godparents from their home parishes.
FIRST HOLY COMMUNION
The Diocese of Wilmington requires a child be enrolled in a program for a minimum of two (2) consecutive years before the reception of Reconciliation & First Eucharist. For more information or to register, contact the Religious Education Office (658-1069). For forms visit Religious Education.
SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION
Reconciliation hours are Saturday evening from 3:00 to
3:40 PM in the church. For more information, please call the Parish Office during regular office hours.
SACRAMENT OF THE SICK
The Parish Office (658-1069) may be called at any time for
the Sacrament of the Sick. Arrangements should be made through the Parish Office for home visits with the Eucharist for the sick and elderly.
SACRAMENT OF MATRIMONY
Please contact the Parish Office (658-1069) one (1) year in advance to the marriage date. Diocesan regulations require participation in the Marriage Sacramental Program.
SACRAMENT OF CONFIRMATION
The Diocese of Wilmington requires a child be enrolled in a program for a minimum of two (2) consecutive years before reception of the sacrament of Confirmation. For more information or to register, contact our Religious Education Office (658-1069). For forms click
New parishioners are asked to register at the Parish Office as soon as possible. Please click on the following link to print out the registration form and send into the parish office at your convenience. If you have a change of address or phone number, you should also call the Rectory.
Parish Registration Form
Newly registered parishioners will receive their contribution
envelopes soon after their registration. A new set of envelopes is mailed every other month. Envelopes are necessary to help us plan our budget and are also an easy way of recording contributions for tax purposes.
USE OF PARISH FACILITIES:
If you would like to schedule a meeting or use the gym facilities, please contact the Parish Office during regular business hours.
Our Parish Bulletin is available after all the weekend Masses. We encourage you to read the bulletin for important announcements regarding spiritual events, social concerns, activities, and events around the parish and
diocese. All announcements for publication in the bulletin must be submitted in writing or email to firstname.lastname@example.org and must be received by NOON on Monday. Our Sunday Bulletin is also available on our website.
Our Diocesan newspaper is delivered to all parishes for distribution bi-weekly and is available at the doors of the church. Please take a copy and read this paper as it contains information about our diocesan family and opportunities for education, spiritual growth, cultural enrichment and service to the community. You may access online at http://thedialog.org/.
Those who are homebound, whether temporarily or permanently, are an important part of our parish family. We will be happy to add you to the list of those we visit each month for confession and/or communion. If you are
confined to home, please call the Parish Office and let us know. Eucharistic Ministers take communion to the homebound on the weekend.
ANOINTING OF THE SICK:
Anointing is administered in case of any health emergency that threatens the life of a person. The Parish Office may be called at any time for the Sacrament of the Sick. If possible, it is good to be anointed before going in the hospital. The Anointing of the Sick will be done during the Saturday morning Mass whenever requested. The Parish Office must be notified if you wish to be anointed at that
The local hospitals are visited on a weekly basis. Please be sure you are listed as a member of Holy Spirit Parish when you are admitted.