This form is for all families or persons moving into any of the SHC Parishes; as well as for families or persons needing to change contact information. The form asks for information so that the Parish Priest, Office Administrator, and apostolate leaders can get to know you. It will also help us better get pertinent information to you concerning parish events, planning, or resources. We are happy to correct any info as needed. It is a great joy to welcome members to the parish communities. If you are someone who needs to go through the RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults) process to receive any of the Sacraments of Initiation, please speak with the Parish Priest.
"Welcome one another, therefore, just as Christ has welcomed you, for the glory of God."
Congratulations on the birth of your baby! New life is such a precious gift and the Church desires that the Grace of God be given as soon as possible to your child. We rejoice with you as you prepare for Baptism. The Sacrament of Baptism washes away Original Sin, imparts an Indelible Mark, and makes us members of the family of God. If this is your first child to be Baptized, the Parish Priest will walk you through a pre-Baptism class. This session can be done in-person or via zoom. The goal is to help everyone understand Baptism, the role of Christian Parents, and to be affirmed of God's love for you. This class may be waved, depending on particular circumstances within the family. If you are planning on a Baptism, please use this form to alert the Parish Priest ASAP so the session can happen, date be booked, and the parish can begin praying for the Baptism. If you are not attending Masses, begin at once. Letters of good standing are required by Canon Law concerning your godparents, please discuss this with the Priest.
"Jesus answered, 'Very truly, I tell you, no one can enter the kingdom of God without being born of water and Spirit.'" -Jesus, John 3:5
This sheet will assist anyone in planning a Funeral Mass for themselves (as part of their will) or in planning a Funeral Mass for a departed loved one. Entering into the grief process with Jesus takes on new hope in the resurrection when we commend our beloved dead to the Heart of Jesus. Funeral Masses are powerful. It is the desire of the SHC Parishes to make the planning of this as easy as possible. Of course, upon being notified of a death, Father will be contacting the family right away to pray, talk, and plan any services. This planning sheet can be filled in as part of the planning process some like to undergo before death. This can be helpful to loved ones, but is not required. The sheet will correspond with the readings found in the 'Through Death to Life' book. This book is on hand in the parish office. The readings are also provided as a PDF on this site.
"For since we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so, through Jesus, God will bring with him those who have died." -1 Thessalonians 4:14
Jesus gave us the Mass as the perpetual offering of His Body, Blood, Soul, and Divinity for the sake of the world! There is nothing greater. As Catholics, we understand the vitality of the Mass and its impact on our soul. Thus, it is no wonder that we like to mark major occasions with a Holy Mass. If you would like to have a special Mass celebrated for a feast day, anniversary, life event, or gathering; then this sheet is for you. If you would simply like to request a Mass Intention, then please see the information contained on the "Requesting Mass Intention" page.
"For I received from the Lord what I also handed on to you, that the Lord Jesus on the night when he was betrayed took a loaf of bread, and when He had given thanks, He broke it and said, 'This is my Body that is for you. Do this in remembrance of me.'" -1 Corinthians 11:23-24
Congratulations on your engagement! The SHC Community rejoices with you as you begin this preparation for the great Sacramental Life of Marriage. If you have been in contact with the Parish Priest, this form is not necessary. It simply helps him prepare for the first Marriage prep meeting with you both and him. The actual ceremony planning sheet will be discussed and presented in a Marriage prep session. Please be sure that, at a minimum, you have contacted the Parish Priest 9/6 months prior to the proposed Wedding date. Father will discuss with you the preparation process. This process is there to help you have a happy and holy Marriage. It is not a set of hoops to jump through, though at times it could feel this way. Know that Father is there to support you every step of the way.
The Marriage prep process takes time, so begin as soon as the Engagement is announced. Then a formal date can be set.
"Therefore a man leaves his father and his mother and clings to his wife, and they become one flesh."
I am coming soon; hold fast to what you have, so that no one may seize your crown.
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