St. Michael Catholic Church and School

Other Sacraments

Other Sacraments

hbx626f1x2fhvpfkgjkatiugb2l.jpgReconciliation or Confession

Reconciliation or Confession is a sacrament of healing by which we are forgiven for our sins when we confess them to the priest, who stands in the person of Christ the head. Regular confession times at St. Michael are:

  • Saturdays: 7:30-9 a.m. and 3:30-4:45 p.m.
  • Sundays: 9:30-10:15 a.m.
  • Tuesdays: 5:15-6:15 p.m.
  • Thursdays: 8-8:30 a.m.

Children age seven or older can prepare for first Reconciliation (in conjunction with first Holy Communion), which usually takes place during second grade. For more information, visit our First Communion webpage or contact our faith formation coordinator Andrea Zachman at 763-497-2745 ext. 216. 

For special circumstances, call the parish office at 763-497-2745 and ask for our pastor or associate pastor.


Eucharist or Holy Communion

The sacrament of the Eucharist or Holy Communion is celebrated at Mass every day at St. Michael or our cluster parish, St. Albert in Albertville. Practicing Catholics who are prepared to receive Holy Communion (i.e., who have observed the hour-long fast before receiving and have no unconfessed serious sins) are welcome and encouraged to receive the sacrament as often as they can.

Sunday Mass times are Saturday at 5 p.m. (Vigil Mass) and Sunday at 8 a.m., 10:30 a.m., and 6 p.m. Daily Masses are as follows:

  • Monday at 7:30 a.m.
  • Tuesday at 6:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday at 7:30 a.m. (St. Albert)
  • Thursday at 7:30 a.m.
  • Friday at 7:45 a.m. (School Mass, 7:30 a.m. during summer)

Children age seven or older can prepare for first Holy Communion (in conjunction with first Reconciliation), which usually takes place during second grade. For more information, visit our First Communion webpage or contact our faith formation coordinator Andrea Zachman at 763-497-2745 ext. 216. 

For special circumstances, call the parish office at 763-497-2745 and ask for our pastor or associate pastor.


Confirmation

The sacrament of Confirmation completes our initiation into the Catholic Church. Traditionally it was received after Baptism and before Eucharist, and these three sacraments are still regarded as the sacraments of initiation. In the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, Confirmation is usually received in high school; as a cluster, St. Michael and St. Albert have made Confirmation available to students in eighth grade and higher. Please see the Confirmation webpage under Formation about Confirmation preparation and our 8th-grade Breakaway ministry, which is foundational to the sacrament.

If you are an adult Catholic who has not been confirmed, please contact Deacon Steve Dupay at 612-219-4484 about preparing for the sacrament through the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA).


Anointing of the Sick

Anointing of the Sick is a sacrament of healing available to anyone facing serious surgery, serious illness or death, providing spiritual and sometimes physical healing. Please contact the parish office at 763-497-2745 to request an anointing. If the need is grave or urgent, do not hesitate to call the emergency line as well.


Holy Orders

Holy Orders is the sacrament by which God, through the Church, ordains deacons, priests, and bishops to serve the Kingdom of God here on earth. If you think you may be called to the priesthood, the diaconate, or religious life, please talk with Fr. Richards or Fr. McCabe and visit the archdiocesan vocations website, www.10000vocations.org.