Sacraments

The Catholic Parish of the Assumption of the Blessed Mother has a 24-Hour Perpetual Adoration Chapel.

Contact the Rectory for information about accessing the Chapel.

Perpetual Adoration

 

Reconciliation

Saturdays             2:30 PM to 3:45 PM

Sundays                 9:30 AM to 9:55 AM

Anyone wishing to receive this sacrament at other times may make an appointment with one of the priests.  Please call the Rectory Office.

Baptism (Infants and Children)

By Appointment 3rd Sunday of the month.

Families seeking Baptism should be registered members of the parish and are urged to begin preparation for this sacrament during the pregnancy.

Parents are asked to call the parish office to make their desire known for their child’s Baptism.   They are asked not to make any definite arrangements for a date prior to this call.  Parents will be interviewed by a member of the parish staff, and they will attend a meeting regarding the sacrament.  This is a required one night Preparation Session.  

Baptism preparation sessions are held every six to eight weeks.   Please call the rectory for the schedule.

 

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults, RCIA

This process of initiation is adapted to meet the needs of men and women who are not baptized or who are baptized in another Christian Church.   The journey is divided into four stages.

Evangelization.  

The inquirers begin their spiritual journey by asking questions reflecting the Gospel message with other Christians.

Catechumenate.     

The Catechumens (unbaptized)  and the Candidates (baptized) grow in faith, interact with the community, participate in liturgical rituals, learn about Catholicism, and about sharing their faith.

Purification and Enlightment.

This is a time of intense spiritual preparation during the Lenten Season in preparation for the Easter Vigil and the Celebration of Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist.

Mystagogy.

The Neophytes (newly initiated) reflect upon their experience of the Sacraments of Initiation, and deepen their participation in the parish/church community.

There are many persons who have practiced the Catholic faith of his/her spouse for years but have never made a formal profession of faith in the Catholic Church. You might consider calling the church to inquire about expectations or requirements to become a Catholic.

Visit webpage:     http://bertsermind.com/assumptionrcia.html

 

Matrimony

Registered members must contact the Rectory Office  at least 8 months in advance of the tentative wedding date. Couples are asked to attend one of the following Diocesan programs.

Registration is mandatory:    JAX PRECANA or ENGAGED ENCOUNTER.

To register for the program call the Family Life Office at 904-551-2619
or register online at www.dcfl.org.

One of the Couple need to be a member of the Parish.

 

Anointing Of The Sick

Two communal Annointings are held each year. Please check the calendar for dates. The sacrament is also available  when the need arises, i.e., before surgery or at the beginning of a serious illness. Call the Rectory Office at least one day prior to the morning on which you wish to be anointed. For emergencies or special circumstances call the Parish Office, (904)-398-1963

The Anointing of The Sick is administered to bring spiritual
and even physical strength during an illness,
especially near the time of death.
It is meant to prepare the dying person’s soul for death,
by providing absolution for sins by penance,
sacramental grace and prayers for the relief of
suffering through anointing, and the final administration of the Eucharist,
known as “Viaticum”, which is Latin for “with you on the way.”

A sacrament is an outward sign established by Jesus Christ to confer inward grace.
In more basic terms, it is a rite that is performed to convey God’s grace to the recipient,
through the power of the Holy Spirit.
More information at Catholic Answers on this Sacrament.

 

 

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