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The Sacrament of Penance (Confession)

Saturday: 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Fridays: 3:30pm - 5:30 pm

Sacrament of Baptism

Baptism should be done within a month of birth. Parents and Godparents attend two classes in preparation for baptism of their child. English baptisms are done on the 1st Saturday of the month, Spanish baptisms are done on the 2nd Saturday of the month.

First Holy Communion
Children normally receive their First Holy Communion when they are 7 years old. Our Religious Education program is a 2 year program, so they should begin when they are 6 years old. Children in the school will be prepared for their First Communion as part of their formation.

Sacrament of the Sick
If you or your loved one is seriously sick, call the rectory to have a priest give them anointing of the sick. If death is imminent, call the rectory day or night.

Stained Glass

The Sacrament of Confirmation
Those receiving Confirmation prepare for 2 years by attending Religious Education (CCD) Those who attend SJV School automatically receive the formation for Confirmation. Home schooled families should contact Fr. Luke Winkelmann or the Religious Education director. Those 18 years or older may attend RCIA classes to prepare for Confirmation.

The Sacrament of Marriage
Couples wishing to be married should contact the rectory office at least 6 months prior to their wedding. If you plan to be married in another country, you will do all of your preparation here at St. John's and have the documents sent to the parish there. Preparation takes 6 months.