Sacraments

Baptism

Please call the Parish Office at 937-342-8861 to register the child and provide all the necessary information. Baptism preparation for both parents is required, for the Baptism of at least the first child in the family, before a Baptism date can be scheduled. This preparation could be scheduled before the birth of the child.

First Eucharist

Students in 2nd grade receive catechesis in preparation for the celebration of First Eucharist during the regular school and CCD religion classes. Group First Communions are celebrated at St. Teresa normally on the last Sunday of April. St. Joseph has theirs on the 1st Sunday of May; St. Raphael, 2nd Sunday; and St Bernard, on the 3rd Sunday in May. Each parish has a separate program of special preparation for its students and parents in addition to their regular classes.

First Reconciliation

Students in 2nd grade receive 1st reconciliation during the season of Advent.  Catholic school students are prepared for the sacrament at Catholic Central, while all other students are prepared through our CCD program.  Students receive the sacrament together during the Advent communal penance service.

Reconciliation

Every Thursday at 6:15 to 7:00 pm and any time by appointment. Call the Parish Office at 342-8861 extension 21.

Confirmation

Students in 7th and 8th grade receive catechesis in preparation for the celebration of Confirmation through parish confirmation classes. All Springfield parishes join together to celebrate the Sacrament of Confirmation with the Bishop/Archbishop.  Confirmation is held biennially at the Kuss Auditorium.  Each parish has a separate program of special preparation for its students and parents in addition to their regular classes.

Marriage

Arrangements must be made at least SIX (6) months prior to the wedding. Pre-Cana is required. Contact Father MacQuarrie at 342-8861, extension 21.

Anointing of the Sick

Contact Fr. John MacQuarrie at 322-5243 or Fr. Larry Gearhart at 342-8861 x19.  

Holy Orders

The Vocation Office of the Cincinnati Archdiocese offers many services such as recruitment for the priesthood, information on communities of religious life, diaconate, secular institutes, lay ministry programs, and volunteer ministry programs. We encourage you to contact the Vocation Office at 800-686-2724 or vocations@catholiccincinnati.org.