“The purpose of the sacraments is to sanctify men, to build up the Body of Christ and, finally, to give worship to God. Because they are signs they also instruct. They not only presuppose faith, but by words and objects they also nourish, strengthen, and express it. That is why they are called ‘sacraments of faith.” (Catechism of the Catholic Church, 1123)
RECONCILIATION: Reconciliation is available Tuesday and Saturday, 4-4:30 PM in the reconciliation chapel located in the southeast corner of the main chapel, or by appointment.
BAPTISM: Parish Registration is required to have a child baptized at Newman. Contact the office to register for an upcoming catechetical session; sessions are offered bi-monthly. Attendance is required for all parents prior to baptism of the child. The best time to attend the class is during early pregnancy.
FIRST RECONCILIATION: In this diocese, First Reconciliation precedes reception of First Eucharist. Catechesis for this sacrament takes place during school and/or parish religious education classes and in family-directed activities with reception of the sacrament in the autumn of the second grade year.
FIRST EUCHARIST:In this diocese, First Eucharist is typically received by children during the spring of the 2nd grade. Catechesis for this sacrament takes place during school and/or parish religious education classes and in family-directed activities.
MARRIAGE: Register and worship with us for at least 3 months, then contact a priest at least six month in advance of the planned wedding.
ANNOINTING OF THE SICK: A priest may come to your home or to the hospital to anoint any parishioner in need. Please call the office to make arrangements.
HOLY COMMUNION FOR THE SICK: The priests, deacons and extraordinary ministers of the Eucharist are available to bring Holy Communion to the home. Please call the office to make arrangements. If a parishioner is hospitalized or in a nursing home, please inform the hospital chaplain or staff of the patient’s wish to receive the Eucharist.