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Sacramental Information

 

Penance
The Sacrament of Penance is celebrated in English on Saturday from 3:15-3:45 pm at both parishes. On Sunday from 10:00-10:20 am in Polish at Holy Cross. Confessions are also available by appointment. Due to sacramental responsibilities in two parishes, there may be times when a priest is unavailable for confession at the regularly scheduled time.

Baptism
Expectant parents are asked to prepare for the celebration of baptism well in advance by participating in a baptismal preparation class before the birth of their child. Pleas call the Parish Office to register for this required class of to schedule a Baptism.

Marriage
Call the Parish Office at least six months in advance to begin preparation discussions. This should be done before making other wedding plans.

Sick and Infirm
Call the Parish Office to have Holy Communion brought to shut-ins, or to celebrate the Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick. Please notify the Parish Office whenever a family member is seriously ill of hospitalized. A 24-hour answering service is always available.

Catechumenate
Adults interested in joining the Catholic church should contact the Parish Office for information concerning the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA).

Eucharistic Adoration
St. Mary Nativity Church offers daily Eucharistic Adoration from 8:00 am until 9:00 pm.

Funerals
Upon the death of a loved one, before publication in the newspaper, pleas contact the Parish Office directly to schedule the funeral mass.

Parish Registration
We welcome all new members. Please phone or visit the Parish Office to join St. Mary Nativity of Holy Cross Parish.

Polish School
Holy Cross Polish School meets during the school year on Friday evening from 5:30 pm until 8:30 pm at St. Mary nativity School.

Parish Grade School
St. Mary Nativity and Holy Cross share a joint Catholic Grade School. 3 and 4 year-old preschool and prekindergarten classes are held at our Early Learning Center. Classes for grades K - 8 are offered at St. Mary Nativity School. A special tuition discount is available to active parishioners who are registered at either parish.

Educational Endowment Fund
St. Mary Nativity School is proud to be able to offer tuition financial assistance to our school families through our Endowment Fund. To find out how you can apply for a tuition scholarship or to contribute to our fund to help provide for the future of our school please contact the school office.

 

 

 

 

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