Holy Baptism is the basis of the whole Christian life, the gateway to life in the Spirit (vitae spiritualis ianua), and the door which gives access to the other sacraments. Through Baptism we are freed from sin and reborn as sons and daughters of God; we become members of Christ, are incorporated into the Church and made sharers in her mission: Baptism is the sacrament of regeneration through water in the word (CCC no. 1213).
Parents wishing to have their child baptized need to attend our baptism class with Godparents. There will be no baptism classes during the season of Lent. The classes will be offered on the following dates in 2018-2019 (more dates after January 19th will be posted at a later time):
Tuesday, July 17: 6PM
Saturday, July 21: 12Noon
Tuesday October 16: 6PM
Saturday, October 20: 12Noon
Tuesday, January 15: 6PM
Saturday, January 19: 12Noon
If you would like to register for a class please contact the Parish office. If you cannot make one of the dates above, please call the parish office and we can discuss scheduling another time!
At the Last Supper, on the night he was betrayed, our Savior instituted the Eucharistic sacrifice of his Body and Blood. This he did in order to perpetuate the sacrifice of the cross throughout the ages until he should come again, and so to entrust to his beloved Spouse, the Church, a memorial of his death and resurrection: a sacrament of love, a sign of unity, a bond of charity, a Paschal banquet in which Christ is consumed, the mind is filled with grace, and a pledge of future glory is given to us (CCC no. 1322-1323).
To register your child for our Faith Formation program, please see our registration forms here. If you are an adult and have not received your First Holy Communion, please call the parish office.
The matrimonial covenant, by which a man and a woman establish between themselves a partnership of the whole of life, is by its nature ordered toward the good of the spouses and the procreation and education of offspring; this covenant between baptized persons has been raised by Christ the Lord to the dignity of a sacrament (CCC no. 1601).
Couples wishing to be married at St. John Paul II Parish need to attend a two day Pre Cana course. Our Pre Cana dates for Fall 2018 are: September 29 and October 6 from 9am to 3pm. Please call the Parish office to register. If this weekend does not work in your schedule, please call the Parish office and we can try to arrange a time that would work for both you and our Deacon.