Queen of Heaven Parish 750 North Vine Street in Hazleton, PA

Sacraments

Sacraments

THE SACRAMENTAL LIFE OF THE PARISH

Christian Initiation:

The three Sacraments of  Christian Initiation, that is, Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist, bring us to full stature in Christ and enable us to carry on the mission of evangelization.  Information regarding Sacramental Preparation and celebrations is available at the Parish Office.

Baptism

The Sacrament of Baptism is regularly celebrated after the 10:30 AM Mass on Sunday Morning.

Couples should notify the Pastor several weeks before the date on which they intend to celebrate the  Baptism.

Sacramental Preparation

Children preparing for the sacraments of Reconciliation, Holy Communion and Confirmation are required to be in formation for two years as mandated by the diocese.  Children are able to fulfill this requirement by enrolling in the parish religious education  program and by completing all the course requirements. 

Faithful attendance is also required.


Marriage:

Christian marriage is a sacred and serious commitment.

Marriage requires  spiritual, intellectual and emotional preparation.  Both persons contemplating marriage must be free to marry, that is, have not been married previously, even if only civilly.  Freedom to marry in this case can only be determined by a decree of nullity by an ecclesiastical tribunal.  No date for marriage will be given until the individual’s  freedom to marry has been proven.

Couples contemplating marriage should make arrangements with the pastor at least one year before the date on which the intend to marry.  ARRANGEMENTS WITH THE PARISH SHOULD BE MADE BEFORE ANY OTHER ARRANGEMENTS ARE MADE SO THAT THE COUPLE MAY BE SUITABLY SERVED BY THE PARISH AND DIOCESE.


Pastoral Care of the Sick:

Uniting our own sufferings to those of Christ on the cross is a spiritual benefit for ourselves and others.  Please notify the priest whenever anyone is seriously sick and wishes to receive the Sacrament of the Sick.

Please call to inform us of those in the Hospital.  The home-bound may call the Rectory to arrange for Holy

Communion to be brought to them.