Arranging your Child’s Baptism
Baptism is celebrated on the second and fourth Sundays at 1:30pm. Parents should be registered as regular parishioners. You are welcome to call or email the Center prior to the birth of your baby to facilitate arrangements and the preparation class.
Have You Been Asked to Be a Sponsor for Baptism or Confirmation?
We receive many requests regarding being a sponsor or godparent for Baptism and Confirmation.
“Sponsor” (godparent) is a sacramental ministry. The sponsor takes part in the ritual as a Catholic and provides example from her/his life through living and acting as a full member of the Catholic Church. Because of the seriousness of this ministry, the Church has the following requirements:
- The sponsor must be a full member of the Catholic Church through Baptism and Confirmation and Eucharist and at least 16 years old (the responsibilities of this ministry are undertaken by an adult).
- The sponsor must be a Catholic living an active life in the Church who provides good example. Someone married outside the Church is not able to receive Communion and is not able to be a sponsor. Also, a Catholic who has left the Church is not able to be a sponsor of a new member into the Church.
- When there are two sponsors, they are “spiritual parents” and are godfather and godmother. We are always ready to answer your questions. Call or email the Center: 271.4455 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Setting a Wedding Date
It is best to make arrangements at least six months in advance, prior to setting the date for your reception. Call or email the Center for an appointment with the Priest or Deacon you wish to witness your wedding.
On-line marriage materials: We encourage you to download and print our Practical Guide to Planning and Celebrating Your Wedding in St. Elizabeth of Hungary Parish as well as read our Marriage FAQ.
Going to Confession
Confessions are heard in our church reconciliation room on Saturdays from 4 until 4:45 p.m. or by appointment. Please call the Center for a convenient hour or email the Center.
Planning a Loved One’s Funeral
St. Elizabeth parish is eager to assist the family at the difficult time of the loss of a loved one. Our Consolation Ministry is available to help with the planning, and is present at the funeral mass to guide the family during the liturgy.
Our parish community recognizes the right of every Catholic to have a funeral mass. We do our best, as well, to send a representative from the parish to pray with the family and guests at the funeral home, usually on the afternoon before the funeral mass. Should there be any difficulty with the donation to the parish or the music fees, we do not let that stand in the way of the celebration of your loved one’s funeral mass.
Many families wish to plan the funeral liturgy for their loved one. When they make the arrangements with the local funeral director, the materials for planning are given them at that time. The funeral home will also fax St. Elizabeth with the details that the family has decided upon. The St. Elizabeth fee is $300 for the Church; $125 for the Organist and $100 for the Cantor.
During the funeral mass the family can choose the first and second readings that are proclaimed during the liturgy of the word. Should a family member or friend who is Catholic feel comfortable in doing one of the readings, they are encouraged to do so. Also included in this booklet are suggested hymns to be sung during the mass.
Can Catholics be Cremated?
See this short explanation of the Church policy on this subject.
Receiving Sacrament of the Sick
No longer called Last Rites, this sacrament is celebrated after the noon Mass on the first Sunday of the month and by appointment through the Center. You are eligible to be anointed if you are seriously ill; about to undergo a difficult operation; or suffering the effects of advanced age.
This sacrament, like all sacraments, is for the living. The Church prays for recovery from grave illness.
Weekday and Sunday Mass Times
Saturday: 5 p.m. (Vigil for Sunday)
Sunday: 8 a.m., 10 a.m. (Family Mass), 12 noon.
Holy Days : 9:30am and 7:30pm on the Holy Day
Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA)
Interested in becoming a Catholic? Call the Center or send an email to the Parish Center.