BAPTISM is celebrated the SECOND & FOURTH SUNDAY of every month either within the 11:00 a.m. mass or at 12:00 P.M. Parents desiring Baptism for their children are encouraged to contact the rectory office (215-334-1035) for an interview during pregnancy or as soon as possible after birth.
Pre-Jordan classes takes place prior to Baptism.
“Adults Seeking Baptism”
R.C.I.A. stands for the “Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults.” (RCIA) The RCIA, a program of the Catholic Church, is oriented towards those who are searching and inquiring about the Catholic way of life. While this program is oriented for adults, it accepts teenagers who are mature enough to participate in the RCIA.
MARRIAGE IN CHRIST is a sacrament of the church for the married vocation in church life. Engaged couples are advised to contact the parish priest at least six months before their planned wedding, a time for the required preparation for the sacrament.
Pre-Cana classes, for couples preparing for the Sacrament of Marriage, take place prior to Wedding.
RECONCILIATION (formerly called ‘confession’) is available in the John XXIII Chapel on Saturdays from 4:15 p.m. Individual confession may also be celebrated by appointment only in the rectory office.
ANOINTING OF THE SICK is celebrated by the church to strengthen a sick person spiritually and physically. Parishioners planning a hospital stay are invited to come to daily mass before going to the hospital for the celebration of this Sacrament by the assembled church. Contact the rectory office.