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Sacraments

Anointing of the Sick

Anointing is for those whose health is seriously impaired by sickness or age.  You are invited to receive the sacrament If you are facing serious medical procedures such as tests or surgery.  Please click here or call the Parish Office for arrangements or for more information.

 

Sacramental Emergency

Fr. Ward 724-777-9432 or Fr. Mark 443-517-8067

 

Baptism

Baptism is a precious gift given by God through the Church.   A Baptism Preparation session is required for all first-time parents.  Call the Parish Office at 724-285-3285 or click here to make an appointment to meet with one of our pastors.

 

Sacrament of Reconciliation

Saturdays from 12:00 – 1:00 PM and 3:45 – 4:15 PM

 

Confirmation & First Eucharist

Confirmation and First Eucharist preparation is incorporated into our CCD program.  Adults wishing to receive the sacraments for the first time should click here or call the Parish Office to learn more about the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA). 

 

Sacraments to the Homebound

Please click here or call the Parish Office if you require a home visit for Confession or distribution of the Eucharist.    

 

Marriage

The sacrament of marriage is a sacred moment in the lives of two people and the represented families.  Our pastors will assist and prepare you for this special day as you go through the steps required.  Engaged couples should click here or call the Parish Office at least six months prior to the anticipated wedding date.   

 

 

 

Diocesan Safe Environment Program

COORDINATOR:  Hope Schnur     724-285-3285

Compliance is required for any adult age 18 or over who volunteers in any parish capacity in any group, ministry or activity.  Non-parish volunteers, whether Catholic or Protestant, must be compliant in the church where they are registered.  The process is simple and painless.

 

What If I Am Hospitalized

The new HIPPA laws prevent hospitals from notifying parishes when their parishioners are admitted. 

When you or a loved one is admitted to the hospital, we want to know.  Upon admission, please be sure to tell the hospital or nursing home personnel that you want your church to be contacted.  They will alert their hospitality volunteers who will call us.

If you wish to contact us directly to report an admission to the hospital or nursing home, call the parish office at 724-285-3285. 

If you are admitted through the Emergency Room, contact the switchboard at the hospital and have them relay the message to the hospitality volunteers.  In addition to one of the priests visiting you in the hospital, we have parishioners who offer the Eucharist to you.

 The Importance of Registration

When you regularly pray with us at St. Mary, let us know you are here by registering.  This assures you of full membership in the St. Mary community and guarantees that you will receive regular communication from your parish.  In addition, your parish membership is necessary before you can be prepared to receive any of the initiation sacraments of Baptism, First Communion, Confirmation, or the sacrament of Marriage. Registration is also necessary in order to receive a sponsor certificate for the sacraments of Baptism & Confirmation.  Click here to Register.  You may also stop in or calling the parish office during normal business hours.  We welcome you as a member of the St. Mary of the Assumption parish community!