The Kingdom of God belongs to such as these! BAPTISM - The sacrament of Baptism is usually celebrated during mass. Parent and sponsor preparation classes are required (preferably prior to birth of child). For registration information, contact the parish secretary on weekdays between 8:00 A.M. and 4:00 P.M. (Adults preparing for Baptism follow the R.C.I.A. process. Children over the age of six are prepared through the Children's Catechumenate.)

RECONCILIATION: The sacrament of confession or reconciliation is available to parishioners at scheduled times throughout the year.

FIRST COMMUNION AND RECONCILIATION - Children are normally prepared for First Confession and First Communion in second grade. Preparation for older children for the sacraments is also available. Special sessions are conducted for both parent and child, in addition to weekly Catechism classes for the child.

CONFIRMATION - Confirmation preparation takes place during the high school years. Normal preparation time is for one year.


MARRIAGE - couples should arrange for marriage at least six months in advance. Marriage preparation classes are required. (Date for Marriage is confirmed when all necessary interviews and paperwork are completed.)

SACRAMENT OF THE SICK: A group of dedicated parishioners bring the Blessed Sacrament to the sick of the parish. The sick are considered part of the praying community of Holy Trinity Catholic Church. Once a year, the sacrament of the Annointing of the Sick is celebrated in the church for those who are able to come.


RCIA - RITE OF CHRISTIAN INITIATION OF ADULTS

  1. Do you know someone who would like to become Catholic or hear more about the Catholic faith?
  2. Do you know someone who was baptized in another Christian religion who would like to know what Catholics believe?
  3. Do you know a baptized Catholic who would like to receive the sacraments of Holy Eucharist and Confirmation?
For anyone who answers "YES" to any of the questions listed above, we offer an adult oriented process of preparation for the sacraments and/or entry into the Catholic Church. The RCIA is an going process with scheduled meetings. For additional information - call on one of the pastors @ Sacred Heart Catholic Church in East Grand Forks, MN, (773-0877). RCIA preparation