Sacraments

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All first-time parents are required to participate in a one-session program to prepare them to celebrate the baptism of their child.  We strongly encourage parents who have over a three year interval between baptisms to participate. Baptismal Preparation Sessions are scheduled through the parish office.  Parents must be registered parishioners and both are expected to attend the preparation session.  To register, or for more information, please contact Deacon Mike Lewis at 816-453-5510 x215.

 

communionFirst Reconciliation and First Eucharist

Parent (s) provide a copy of their child’s baptism certificate, attend parent information meetings and scheduled preparation sessions, including family retreat day, with their child. Preparation begins in September of each year. First Reconciliation followed by First Eucharist.  Upon completion of their child’s preparation (First Reconciliation and/or First Eucharist) parent (s) and the Director of Faith Formation will determine the child’s readiness to celebrate a sacrament.

Preparation Age: Child must be in the second grade level of school, however, older children who have not prepared for or celebrated their First Reconciliation or First Eucharist may do so at the request of their parent (s) or adult guardian.

Please contact the Parish Office or the Director of Children’s Faith Formation, Jean Folken, 816-453-0971 x 113.

You can download the schedule here:  2016-2017 Sacraments Schedule

Confirmation

Parish High School youth who are ready to assume ownership of the promises made by others on their behalf at their Baptism are invited to learn about the sacrament of Confirmation.  You can download the details here:  Confirmation Information.

Download the registration form here:  Confirmation Registration Form

Download the Confirmation schedule here: confirmation-schedule-2016-2017

Direct all questions to DeLyne Knox 816-645-3824 or delyne.knox@gmail.com.

 

Marriage

Marriage Preparation Steps for St. Patrick’s Catholic Church

1. Meet with Fr. Robert H. Stewart, pastor. Fr. Robert will collect basic information about you (address, sacramental info,) and at this – or your next meeting, you will take the Prepare Assessment, and meet again to cover the analysis of your assessment.

2. Attend a “God’s Plan for a Joy-Filled Marriage” Saturday session in the KC area.

3. Attend an “Engaged Encounter Weekend”. Weekends are held in the KC area.

4. Attend a Natural Family Planning Course. At St. Patrick’s we offer courses throughout the year, following the Sympto-Thermal Method.

5. One of the last things we will do is talk about the ceremony itself. You will meet with Fr. Justin to discuss Scripture readings, the pronouncement of your promises, and, if necessary, with Robin Lamb (parish liturgist) on music.

Please contact Fr. Robert through the parish office at 816-453-5510 x220.

 

Anointing of the Sick

Sacrament of anointing of the sick is available throughout the year.  If you are preparing for surgery or know of someone in need of this sacrament, please call the parish office.  Most hospitals do not have a priest on staff to hear confession or anoint so it is important for you to make the initial contact.

Rite of Christian Initiation (RCIA)

The parish adult initiation process is the “journey”.  We as a parish join with those adults who wish to be members of our Catholic community.  The Adult Initiation Team leads and models for these adults what is important to us as Catholics using scripture, tradition, prayer and ritual as the guide.  If you are interested in knowing more about this process, please call Deacon Mike Lewis at 816-453-5510 x215.

Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession)

Confessions are  heard Saturdays  3:15-3:45 PM and First Fridays 8:00-8:20 AM.