Baptism: Parents who wish to have infants baptized need to
contact the parish office at least one month before baptism to make the
necessary arrangements. At least one godparent must be a practicing
Catholic. School age children are prepared through Parish School of
Religion. Adults are prepared for baptism through Rite of Christian
initiation for Adults (R.C.I.A.).
Infant: Parish Office 573-374-7855 School Age Children: Rel. Ed Office 573-374-7855 Adults (RCIA): Deacon Dave Lovell 573-374-7855
Penance/Reconciliation: We are strongly encouraged to receive this sacrament as a regular part of our Christian lives. Reconciliation is required at least once a year when in a state of serious sin. Penance/Reconciliation is one of the first steps in the preparation for receiving 1st Holy Communion. 2nd Grade students are prepared through Parish School of Religion. Adults prepare through Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (R.C.I.A.).
Eucharist: At Shrine of St. Patrick, Catholics have the opportunity to receive the Eucharist daily. All Catholics are required to attend Mass on Sunday and on Holy Days of Obligation. 2nd Grade students enrolled in the Parish School of Religion prepare for the celebration of 1st Holy Communion. Attendance in religion class in the 1st grade is highly recommended. Parents and students take a very active part in the preparation of the sacrament. All requirements are explained at parent meetings. 3rd through 8th grade students who have not receive their 1st Reconciliation or 1st Eucharist will prepare separately in addition to their attendance at PSR classes in their respective grade levels. Adults prepare through Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (R.C.I.A.).
Confirmation: High School Juniors enrolled in High School PSR prepare for the celebration of Confirmation by attending sessions for candidates and their sponsors, a Confirmation Retreat, the diocesan Day of Reflection and completing service hours. Attendance in religion class in 9th, 10th, and 11th grades are required. Adults who have not received the sacraments of Reconciliation & Eucharist prepare through Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (R.C.I.A.)
Anointing of the Sick: The Church prays for strengthening, peace and courage to overcome the difficulties that coincide with the condition of serious illness or the frailty of old age. Those who are advanced in age, have an ongoing serious illness or needs hospitalization should receive this Sacrament. The Sacrament of the Sick is offered every First Friday of the month during the 9:00 a.m. Mass. In case of emergency, please contact the Pastor at (573)374-7855.
Matrimony: Couples wishing to be married at Shrine of St. Patrick should contact the parish at least six months prior to the wedding and make an appointment with the Pastor. At this time, information regarding marriage preparation programs as required by the Diocese of Jefferson City will be explained.