Sacraments

Marriage

Getting Married? Couples need to contact the Parish Office at 610-626-3321.

Also, contact our Music Coordinator, Tim Reilly, to schedule a discussion of the liturgical requirements for the musical aspects of your nuptial ceremony. Please call 215-431-2883, or email at holycrossmusic@outlook.com.

Baptism

Baptisms are celebrated on the 2nd and 4th Sunday of each month at 12:00 PM. Please call the Parish Office at 610-626-3321. First time parents and godparents are required to attend a Baptism Preparation Session which is held on the 1st Monday of the month at 7 PM.

Holy Orders

IS GOD CALLING YOU TO BE A PRIEST OR DEACON?
Deacons: Minister of the Word – Minister at the Altar – Minister of Charity – Assist Priest in Ministry

Priests: Administer the Sacraments – Shepherd God’s People

While all of the baptized are called to share in the mission of Jesus Christ according to the gifts of the Holy Spirit, those who are ordained also offer service in a way proper to the Sacrament of Holy Orders.

If you believe that God is calling you, please contact one of the priests or deacons.

Vocations office: Archdiocese of Philadelphia – (610)-667-5778

Visit: https://heedthecall.org/

Rites of Christian Initiation for Adults (R.C.I.A)

The Sacraments of Initiation in the Catholic Church are Baptism, Confirmation and Holy Eucharist.
Children receive these same sacraments in stages; adults receive them within one ceremony at the Easter Vigil Mass. This order of prayer and preparation satisfies the needs of many:

  • Adults who are baptized, may receive instruction to prepare themselves for the reception of Confirmation and Holy Communion.
  • Unbaptized adults need to receive instruction for the reception of all three Sacraments of Initiation, which are celebrated during the Easter Vigil.
  • Catholics who are only baptized who wish to receive Holy Communion and Confirmation; instruction is given in the parish RCIA program, and the celebration of the Sacraments are at the Cathedral Basilica on Pentecost Sunday each year.

Catechumens (those not yet baptized) and Candidates for Profession of Faith (those already baptized in another Christian denomination) are instructed in Catholic doctrine and practice. This enables them to better discern the call of God to the conversion of life. RCIA Sessions begin upon request. Classes generally run September through June, and on a weekly or bi‐weekly basis.

Contact: Deacon Tom Taylor, 610-626-3321