SACRAMENTS

Baptismal Preparation

The first of the sacraments of initiation, Baptism offers us new life in Christ and enrolls an individual in the Parish Family.  Parents who seek the gift of life for their children in Baptism at are asked to:

 

  • Be a Practicing Catholic and a Registered member of one of our churches or have a connection to our churches.  Click here to register.

  • Choose at least one Confirmed, Practicing Catholic to be a Godparent.

  • If this is your first child, contact the pastor for preparation material.

  • Contact the parish secretary or pastor at least 30 days in advance to schedule a date.

  • Complete the registration form below and return at least one week prior to the date.

Eucharist

As Catholics, we fully participate in the celebration of the Eucharist when we receive Holy Communion.  We are encouraged to receive Communion devoutly and frequently. 

First Communion is generally received in our parishes in second grade.  Parent involvement is emphasized to help prepare the children for First Communion.

Communion Calls to the Parish ill and elderly are made by contacting the pastor.

Confirmation

Confirmation further fills the young Christian with God's life-giving Spirit, strengthening them to follow Christ's ministry.  This sacrament is celebrated for parish youth, between the ages of 13 and 16, upon completion of the following  requirements:

  • Be a Practicing Catholic and a member of one of our churches.

  • Completed the Confirmation CCD class.

  • They must give witness to their faith by service within their schools, homes, community, and Parish.

Marriage Preparation

Love is man's origin and his constant calling.  A couple's selfless love and God's presence in their love is celebrated in the Sacrament of Matrimony.  Couples planning to be married are asked to: 

  • Be a Practicing Catholic and a Registered member of one of our churches or have a connection.  Click here to register.

  • Notify the parish office at least 6 months prior to the marriage date.

  • Participate in the Married Love retreat at least 4 to 6 months before date.  Click here for marriage preparations and registration information and dates.

  • Complete a marriage interview with the pastor and other preparations after the retreat.

Anointing of the Sick

It is not God's will that man suffer illness.  The Church recognized it's role as carrying on Christ's own healing ministry by continuously praying for God's healing through the Sacrament of the Anointing.  The Anointing of the Sick can be administered to any member whose health is marked by serious illness, surgery, or aging.  Individual members of the Parish may request the Anointing of the Sick in their homes by calling the pastor.  Parish members are also encouraged to inform the pastor of those sick or hospitalized so that prayer and visitations may be made.

PARISH OFFICE

P.O. Box 206

Athens, WI 54411

715-257-7684 Phone

715-257-7911 Fax

CONTACT US

The seven sacraments—Baptism, Confirmation, Holy Communion, Confession, Marriage, Holy Orders, and the Anointing of the Sick—are the life of the Catholic Church. Each sacrament is an outward sign of an inward grace. When we participate in them worthily, each provides us with graces—with the life of God in our soul. In worship, we give to God that which we owe Him; in the sacraments, He gives us the graces necessary to live a truly human life.

The first three sacraments—Baptism, Confirmation, and Holy Communion—are called the sacraments of initiation, because the rest of our life as a Christian depends on them.

Mass Times

St. Anthony

Saturday: 4:00 pm

Sunday: 9:30 am

St. Thomas

Sunday: 8:00 am

Confession

Saturday:  3:00 p.m. St. Anthony

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