Sacraments

Parish Services and Sacraments

Baptism

Contact the Parish Office at 612-789-7238 to arrange date and time. For registered and active parishioners only. Baptism classes required for parents and Godparents before desired date.

Baptism for infants and children to the age of seven of registered and active parishioners is available at all campuses. Most often the Sacrament of Baptism is celebrated between Sunday morning Masses. Specific dates and times can be scheduled through the Parish Office.

At the Holy Cross campus, Baptisms which are scheduled for the second Sunday of the month will be celebrated within one of the weekend Masses. Parents are required and godparents are encouraged to attend a Baptism preparation class. Classes are offered regularly throughout the year. Prior registration for a specific class date is necessary, no later than noon the day prior to the class. Please call the Parish Office to register.

Class dates are listed in the bulletin. Preparation classes may be taken as far in advance as one year prior to the anticipated date of Baptism. It is often convenient for parents to take the class prior to the birth of the baby.

As a child reaches the age of reason, Holy Mother Church desires that the child have an understanding of the significance of entry into the Catholic faith which is appropriate to the particular child’s level of maturity. Therefore, she provides a specific Rite of Christian Initiation of Children, (RCIC). Because of the uniqueness of each individual RCIC candidate’s situation, each RCIC candidate will be handled on a case-by-case basis. Please call the Parish Office to set up an appointment to discuss your child’s situation.

Marriage

Must be registered in the Parish and active for one year before wedding date. For wedding arrangements, please contact Parish Office at 612-789-7238.

First Penance and First Communion

These programs are offered to parishioner’s children each year. Child must be in second grade or older. Contact Parish Office at 612-789-7238.

Confirmation

At Holy Cross this is a one year program presented each year. This class is for students in 9th grade or older. Contact the Parish Office at 612-789-7238.

Sacrament for the Sick

In case of serious illness or accident, a Priest should be called at once. Holy Communion is regularly brought to the sick and shut-in by the Pastoral Ministers. Call the Rectory at 612-789-7238 or the Convent at 612-789-9168 to make arrangements.

  • Pastoral Care for the Sick
  • Please notify the Church if a parishioner is ill, homebound or hospitalized at 612-789-7238.

Funerals

Please call the Rectory Office at 612-789-7238