THE SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION
The Sacrament of Reconciliation is celebrated on Saturdays at 2:00 pm, Wednesdays at 12:30 pm, and by appointment. To schedule an appointment, contact the parish office at 270-842-7777 and your call will be directed accordingly. Communal Reconciliation services are celebrated during Advent and Lent.
CCC 1440: Sin is before all else an offense against God, a rupture of communion with him. At the same time it damages communion with the Church. For this reason conversion entails both God’s forgiveness and reconciliation with the Church, which are expressed and accomplished liturgically by the sacrament of Penance and Reconciliation.
Preparation for celebrating First Reconciliation at Holy Spirit
Preparation for First Reconciliation begins in September with celebration of the Sacrament in November. Candidates are to be registered in the Parish, registered for the program, and enrolled in St Joseph School or Faith Formation Stations. Preparation includes a parent orientation, and 6 sessions done as a group, followed by a parent/child meeting. We are using the Blessed curriculum by Dynamic Catholic.
THE ANOINTING OF THE SICK
The Sacrament of Anointing is available to those who are physically or emotionally ill or infirm, or prior to surgery. Contact either Fr John Thomas at x 110 or Fr John Paul Mang Sein Yaw at x 118 (270-842-7777) to schedule.
CCC 1499 “By the sacred anointing of the sick and the prayer of the priests the whole Church commends those who are ill to the suffering and glorified Lord, that he may raise them up and save them. and indeed she exhorts them to contribute to the good of the People of God by freely uniting themselves to the Passion and death of Christ.”
CCC 1534 Two other sacraments, Holy Orders and Matrimony, are directed towards the salvation of others; if they contribute as well to personal salvation, it is through service to others that they do so. They confer a particular mission in the Church and serve to build up the People of God.