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. List of FAQ Topics:

• Rectory
• Religious Education
• Website/Technical Issues

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. Rectory

Q:

How do I find St. Mary's?

A:

Check out our map at Finding St. Mary's.

Q:

How do I arrange for hospital visits?

A:

Please be aware that as of April 2003, hospitals have to follow strict new federal laws to protect the privacy of patients and confidentiality about their conditions.  The result may be that your pastor or even Catholic chaplain may not realize that you are in the hospital and therefore cannot pay you a visit.

It is important if you want a hospital chaplain and/or a priest from your parish to see you there, you or your family must a) identify yourself as a Catholic while you are checking into the hospital, and b) call our parish and tell us the name of the sick person and the hospital room.

Q:

Why do I need to register in the parish?

A:

All parishioners should be registered.  Registration helps us to serve you more efficiently, especially in matters such as testimonial letters, sponsorship in the sacraments, and school registrations.  Registration forms are available in the rear of the Church.

. Religious Education

Q:

When can my child receive sacraments?

A:

Sacramental Catechesis has traditionally been of two kinds: preparation for the initial celebration of the sacraments and continued enrichment by their reception. Requirements for the reception of First Reconciliation, Eucharist and Confirmation is determined by Canon Law:

  1. Age of reason (to be able to distinguish right from wrong)
  2. Proper knowledge of sacraments
  3. Emotional and spiritual preparation
  4. Approval by parent, pastor, catechist, Director/Coordinator

The policy of St. Mary's is that a child who will prepare for the sacraments (Reconciliation, Eucharist and Confirmation) must have had a minimum of one year of religious education immediately before entering the Sacramental Preparation Programs.

Q:

When are the sacrament preparation classes held?

A:

Preparation for First Reconciliation starts at the second grade level.  The program consists of six classes which meet on Saturday mornings from 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM in the fall.  In September, a letter is mailed to each family announcing the dates of all classes and parent sessions.  [More]

Preparation for First Eucharist starts at the second grade level.  The program consists of six classes which meet on Saturday mornings from 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM in late February, March, and April, as well as a Eucharist Retreat which is held on one Saturday in April from 9 AM to 12:00 Noon.  The sacrament is celebrated in late April or early May.  In January, a letter is sent to each family giving them the dates of all classes and parent sessions.  [More]

. Website/Technical Issues

Q:

The site doesn't seem to be displaying properly in my browser.  What should I do?

A:

This site uses CSS (cascading style sheet) and javaScripts to make the site easier to use and maintain.  If you have javaScript enabled (Internet Explorer may refer to this as "ActiveX") and the site is still not behaving for you, please send feedback and we'll try to figure out what's wrong.

Q:

Why can't I access the parish bulletins?

A:

This site uses Adobe Acrobat Reader to enable documents like the bulletin (and various other "paperwork" on the site) display and print easily.  If you don't already have Adobe Acrobat Reader, you can get it here: Get Adobe Acrobat Reader

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