Sacraments

Jesus gave the Church the seven sacramets.  The sacraments are the main liturgical signs of the Church.  They make the Paschal Mystery of Jesus, who is always the main celebrant of each sacrament, present to us.  They make us sharers in the saving work of Christ and in the life of the Holy Trinity.

Sacraments of Initiation

Baptismal Preparation
Sacramental instruction and preparation for parents and candidates for baptism. This instruction is done on an individual basis, monthly by arrangement. For more information, please contact the Parish Office at 632-1797.

Confirmation
Preparation for Confirmation includes Instruction and parish activities and service. It is for Eighth grade and high school students. For more information, please contact Barb Furdek at 632-1137, or at dre@stnicholasofallon.org.

First Communion
Preparation for First Communion includes class instructions and parish activities for children AND parents. First Communion is held the first Sunday after Easter at 12:30 PM Mass. For more information, please contact Barb Furdek at 632-1137, or at dre@stnicholasofallon.org.

Sacraments of Healing

First Reconciliation
Preparation for First Reconciliation includes class instruction and parish preparation. Parent meeting is a priority for this sacrament. For more information, please contact Barb Furdek at 632-1137, or at dre@stnicholasofallon.org.

Annointing of the Sick
This sacrament is administered to those who have a serious illness, anticipating medical procedures, are infirm or advanced in age, or in immediate danger of death. Please contact Fr. Bill Hitpas at 632-1797 if you or a loved one wishes to receive this Sacrament.

Sacraments at the Service of Communion

Marriage Preparation
This is a four month period of preparation including the taking of PREPARE, a parish marriage preparation, and filling out of necessary prenuptial forms. General Meeting is held in late January or early February. Later meetings are by appointment. For more information, please contact Fr. Bill Hitpas at 632-1797, or Sr. Judy at 632-1007.

Holy Orders
Through Holy Orders a baptized man is consecrated to serve the whole Church as a bishop, priest, or deacon in the name of Christ.  One may also consider a vocation through the Church as a religious sister or brother.  Please contact Fr. Bill Hitpas at 632-1797, or visit the Diocese of Belleville.