Sacraments of Initiation

 
BAPTISM

The Sacrament of Baptism for Infants is normally celebrated on the second, third, and fourth Sunday of the month at 1:30pm. Preparation for parents and godparents is necessary, and so parents are invited to contact the parish about arrangements before the child is born.  Arrangements for both preparation and celebration of the sacrament can be made by calling 419-874-4559 or by emailing the parish office at parish@saintroseonline.org

The Sacrament of Baptism for Adults is celebrated each year at the Easter Vigil Mass. Preparation for the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA) begins each year in September. For more information about adult baptism and our RCIA program, you may contact the parish office or e-mail BecomeCatholic@saintroseonline.org.


CONFIRMATION


The Sacrament of Confirmation is normally celebrated in 8th grade for parishioners who were baptized as infants.  Preparation for the Sacrament of Confirmation begins in 7th grade. 

High School Students and Adults who have never received the Sacrament of Confirmation are strongly encouraged to begin preparation to receive the sacrament as soon as possible.  Please contact one of the parish priests for more information.

EUCHARIST

The Vatican Council II stated well that the Eucharist is "the summit toward which the activity of the Church is directed; it is also the fount from which all her power flows." (Sacrosanctum Concilium, no. 1029) 

The USCCB has put together a very nice document that helps us to enter more profoundly into the Eucharistic celebration, receive Holy Communion more worthily, and thus obtain more fully the grace of communion with the Lord Jesus.  It gives both general theology and specific details.  View the document by clicking HERE!

Sacraments of Healing


Confession / Penance / Reconciliation


Catholics are encouraged to celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation any time that they are conscious of serious sin or at least once a year. Frequent confession is highly encouraged for growing in virtue and holiness. In addition to special penance services in Advent and Lent, the Sacrament of Reconciliation is offered weekly at the following times:

Monday: 6:30 am & 8:30 am
Wednesday: 6:30 pm
Saturday: 4:00 pm

Anyone is free to schedule confession at any other time by appointment. Contact the parish office at 419-874-4559 to arrange a time.

ANOINTING OF THE SICK

The Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick is celebrated with all those who are suffering from a serious illness to bring them healing and strength. This sacrament is not just for those who are at the point of death and is most fittingly celebrated at the onset of any serious illness. Parishioners who wish to schedule a time to celebrate this sacrament are invited to contact the one of the priests.

In the event of an Emergency or other urgent need for Anointing, please contact us right away!
From 9:00am-4:30pm please call the office at 419-874-4559.
After 4:30pm, you may contact a priest at 419-874-2217.

Sacraments of Vocation


Holy Matrimony

The Sacrament of Matrimony, instituted by God, is the life-long covenant between a man and woman, united in faithful and fruitful love. 

Saint Rose Church is a beautiful place to celebrate the Sacrament of Matrimony. Because of the large number of wedding requests that we receive, only parishioners, children of parishioners, and former parishioners may scheduled their wedding ceremony at Saint Rose. A minimum of six (6) months is required to prepare for the celebration of the Sacrament of Matrimony. Couples should contact Fr. David Kidd soon after their engagement to begin the process. (Note: Please do not schedule any other venues until you have met with Fr. David.)

Catholics who wish to get married must normally celebrate the Sacrament of Matrimony in a Catholic Church.  Catholics who are marrying a non-Catholic may request permission through their parish priest to get married in a non-Catholic Church under certain circumstances. Regardless of the place of marriage, all must take part in the preparation and formation program through the parish. Please note that our parish does not hold weddings during the liturgical seasons of Lent or Advent.

For general information on Marriage in the Catholic Church, visit www.ForYourMarriage.org

Wedding Guidelines

HOLY ORDERS

God still today calls men to follow Jesus in a special way as a priest or deacon.  The man must first hear God's call and then answer that call affirmatively.  Hearing God's call requires regular personal prayer and quiet time for reflection.

Men who think that God might be calling them to the priesthood or diaconate are encouraged to speak with one of the parish priests.