Sacraments

Sacraments

Baptism

Holy Baptism is the basis of the whole Christian life, the gateway to life in the Spirit and the door which gives access to the other sacraments. Through Baptism we are freed from sin and reborn as sons of God; we become members of Christ, are incoporated into the Church and made sharers in her mission: "Baptism is the sacrament of regeneration through water in the word." (CCC 1213)

Parents are required to attend a Preparation Class, held on the second Wednesday of every other month at 7:00 pm in the Religious Education Center. Date and time of the Baptism are arranged at this time. Godparents are required to have a sponsor certificate from their home parish where they are currently registered. Please call the Parish Office in advance to register for the Baptism Preparation Class. Parents must be registered members of the Parish for at least 3 months prior to the Baptism. 

For more information, please contact the Parish Office at 724-869-3024 or email olop@verizon.net 

 

Reconciliation

Given that sin destroys our relationship with God and undermines our relationship with other human beings, "reconciliation" designates that precise effect of Christ's redemption of the human race that restores our relationship with God and our human fellowship.

The Sacrament of Reconciliation is celebrated on Saturdays at 3:00 pm from the first weekend in November to Palm Sunday, and from Easter to the last weekend in October at 4:30 pm. You can receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation at any time by appointment.

Parishioners in our Religious Education program make their First Reconciliation in their second grade year. For more information, please contact Cindy Deschaine, Catechetical Administrator at olopdre@verizon.net or 724-869-4723 ext 2. 

 

First Communion

The welcome to the holy table of the Lord seals the intimate bond which Baptism establishes between Jesus Christ and his disciples. For those baptized as infants, the earliest years of life are nourished in faith, hope, and love, and love of the Christian family. The family, in turn, is rooted in and sustained by the parish community, a local embodiment of the whole People of God.

Through this sacrament of initiation, we participate with the whole community of believers in the Lord's own sacrifice. Parishioners in our Religious Education program make their First Communion in their second grade year. They must complete at least two years of Religious Education and be in the second grade to receive their First Communion.  For more information, please contact Cindy Deschaine, Catechetical Administrator at olopdre@verizon.net or 724-869-4723 ext 2. 

 

Confirmation

Confirmation brings to completion the grace received through Baptism. By this sacrament, the baptized are more perfectly bound to the church and are enriched by the strength of the Holy Spirit. Confirmation at Our Lady of Peace Parish is celebrated every year with Good Samaritan Parish in Ambridge and St John the baptist Parish in Baden rotating where Sacrament is to be celebrated for all 8th grade students.For more information, please contact Cindy Deschaine, Catechetical Administrator at olopdre@verizon.net or 724-869-4723 ext 2.

 

Marriage

The matrimonial covenant by which a man and a woman establish between themselves a partnership of the whole of life, is by its nature ordered toward the good of the spouses and the procreation and education of offspring; this covenant between baptized persons has been raised by Christ the Lord to the dignity of a sacrament. (CCC1601)

Marriage requires a period of spiritual preparation. Couples should make an appointment with the priest at lease six months prior to the anticipated wedding date. At least one member of the couple must be registered in the parish. Pre-marriage classes as well as meeting with the priest , are necessary.

Please contact Fr. Jim at least six (6) months before making any wedding plans.

 

Holy Orders

Holy Orders is the sacrament through which the mission entrusted by Christ to his Apostles continues to be exercised in the church. It includes three degrees: diaconate, presbyterate and episcopate.

Please contact Father Jim or visit PGHPRIEST.com for more information.

 

Anointing of the Sick

Through this sacrament, the whole church commends those who are ill to the Lord, that He may raise them up and save them. Those who suffer are united to the Passion and death of Christ. for more information or to request the sacrament, please contact the Parish Office at 724-869-3024 or olop@verizon.net.