Sacraments: This is Our Faith
– Weekly mass attendance if a pre-requisite for anyone who seeks to receive a sacrament.
– Please provide a copy of the Baptismal Certificate to the office if not baptized at St. Blase
If you are un-baptized or have been baptized in another Christian tradition we would like to invite you to make a difference in your life by exploring the journey toward becoming a Catholic. The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) process welcomes anyone who has a desire to know more about the Catholic Church. Invite someone to come and find out who we are and what we’re all about! Contact Deacon Ed McLeod at the Parish Office.
Parents requesting baptism for their children must be practicing Catholics consistently worshiping in our parish before the baptism of their baby. Baptismal preparation involves several steps. Parents are welcomed and encouraged to begin this process before the birth of their child. Contact Mary Dumm, Pastoral Associate.
Consistent with diocesan guidelines, preparation for the Sacrament of Confirmation is a yearlong process that takes place in the eighth grade for young people who have participating in parish life and the faith formation program at St. Blase. For all other, the preparation process will be determined by your particular needs and circumstances. Adults or Teens who wish to celebrate Confirmation please contact the Parish Office.
If you have experienced the pain of divorce, when you feel it is time, we invite to consider the process of applying for an annulment. An annulment is a declaration by the church court which states that a marriage was never sacramentally binding according to church law. A declaration of nullity does not mean a marriage ceremony never existed, but rather that this union did not exhibit those qualities of a true sacramental life. This procedure has no effect on the status of your children. If you have questions or wish to discuss this further, please contact either Fr. Randy Phillips, Pastor or Mary Dumm, Pastoral Associate.
Preparing for First Eucharist generally takes place around age 7-8 for children who have been participating in parish life and the faith formation program at St. Blase. The process includes workshops offered January – April for children and their parents. The workshops are designed to foster a greater understanding of the mystery of the Eucharist, and to support the faith formation already happening in the home and in the family faith program. For more information, contact Diann Chase.
Please notify the parish office when there is a serious illness in your family. We encourage families not to wait until death is imminent. Anointing is intended for critical moments at the onset of illness, the progression of a serious disease, or a notable weakening in the physical condition of an elderly person. Contact Fr. Randy Phillips, Pastor.
Were you raised Catholic but do not come to Church anymore? Are you a Catholic who now feels separated from your Church? Is there a Catholic in your family who feels like they don’t belong in Church? Would you like to know more about the Catholic Church as it is today? Would you like to feel at home in the Catholic Church again? Contact Mary Dumm, Pastoral Associate. Let’s sit and talk.
Children over the age of 7-8 who have been participating in parish life and the faith formation program at St. Blase are invited to take part in the preparation process for the Sacrament of Reconciliation. The process includes workshops offered in October-November for children and their parents. The workshops are designed to foster a greater understanding of the concepts of grace, sin, and forgiveness, and to support the faith formation already happening in the home and in the family faith program.
Contact Christina Willson & Anthony Howell – Sacrament Coordinators by email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the parish office
* For baptized Catholic ADULTS who have never celebrated the sacrament or have been away from the sacrament for several years, please call Mary Dumm, Pastoral Associate, for assistance in determining the best way to prepare.
Teams of parish members share in the wake (vigil) prayer ministry for those being buried from St. Blase. Areas of ministry include presider, lector and cantor, with an extensive training program. Those interested need to be available on short notice. Contact the Parish Office