Sacraments in our Parish

Baptism

Baptism is the sacrament that marks the beginning of the entire Christian life, and is the first of the sacraments of initiation.  In Baptism we are freed from sin and become sons and daughters of God.  In the sacrament we receive the very life of God, become part of the Body of Christ, become members of the Church, and are called to share in its mission.  To see the requirements and guidelines for the sacrament of Baptism, click here.

Reconciliation

First Reconciliation takes place during second Grade. Parents and teachers prepare students in the fall and the sacrament is celebrated in January. Students are required to be enrolled in Faith Formation classes or Parish School during this year. Special arrangements are made for older students who have not received this Sacrament.

See the home page for regular Reconciliation times.

For special circumstances contact our Pastor or Associate Pastor.

First Communion

First Communion also is celebrated during second grade, usually on the two Sundays following Easter at special 1:30 PM liturgies. Students also must be enrolled in classes at Parish School or Faith Formation for Eucharistic preparation. Parents are required to be actively involved in this process and resources are made available to them.

Confirmation

Confirmation is received by students in tenth grade after completion of a two year program. Ninth grade lessons focus on morality and social justice, which includes community service projects. Tenth grade concentrates on church teachings and conversion of heart.  The Confirmation ceremony takes place in the fall or winter at the Basilica of Saint Mary in Minneapolis, or the Cathedral of Saint Paul in St. Paul.  Our parish celebrates with a Welcoming Mass close to that day.

Marriage

To be married at Saint Michael Catholic Church, one or both persons of the engaged couple must be a practicing Catholic, and registered (or have registered parents/immediate family) at our parish for at least 6 months. Both parties must be free to marry in the Catholic Church. Marriage preparation must begin at least six months prior to your wedding date and must be completed at least three months prior to your wedding date.

To schedule a wedding, one or both persons of the engaged couple, will need to stop by the parish center to complete the
Wedding Registration Form, receive the Marriage Guidelines Booklet and to secure the date with a $100.00 deposit fee.

For more information, please contact Cindy Woitalla, Ministry Coordinator, at the parish office.

For guidelines on the use of our historic church for weddings, click here.

ANNULMENT PROCESS
If you are seeking an annulment or have questions regarding the process, please contact, by phone or email, Cindy Woitalla, Ministry Coordinator.

For more information or questions, please contact the Parish Office - 763-497-2745



 
 
Annointing of the Sick

For needs related to this Sacrament, please contact the Parish Office.