Sacraments

BAPTISM (For Children) 
The Sacrament of Baptism is regularly scheduled at 11:30PM on the first and third Sunday of every monthAs is the case with all Sacraments, Baptism requires a certain amount of preparation for parents, including a Baptismal preparation session. We encourage parents to begin making arrangements early in their pregnancy by calling the Parish Office.
The preparation class is held the fourth Monday of each month at 6:30 PM in Fr. McMullin Hall (lower Church Hall).
 
REQUIREMENT FOR A SPONSOR
  • Am I a registered and active parishioner of St. Elizabeth of Hungary for at least 4 months?
  • Am I at least 16 years of age?
  • Have I received the sacraments of Baptism and Confirmation in the Catholic Church?
  • If married, was I married in the Catholic Church?
  • Do I attend Mass regularly on Sundays and Holy Days of Obligation?
  • Do I receive the sacraments of the Church regularly?
  • Do I understand and accept the responsibility, which I undertake as a sponsor, and do I promise to pay special attention to the person I am sponsoring in his/her efforts to live a Christian life that reflects the spirit and teachings of the Catholic Church?
  • Am I prepared to assist the parents in their Christian duty by my example, support, encouragement and prayer?
If you meet all the above, please call the Parish Office for your letter of eligibility.

Godparents must be good practicing Catholics, 16 years of age or older and must have received the sacrament of Confirmation.
 
BAPTISM (For Adults)
Adults, who have not already been baptized, can receive the sacrament after a series of instructions according to the RCIA Program. At the time of Baptism, they also receive the sacraments of Reconciliation (Confession), Holy Eucharist (Holy Communion) and Confirmation.
 
RECONCILIATION (Confession)
This Sacrament is administered every Saturday from 3:00 to 3:45PM. If someone would like to receive this sacrament at any other time, they may come to the rectory and see the priest there.
 
The Sacrament is administered to the students of our Faith Formation Program during the seasons of Advent and Lent during class.
 
The children of the First Communion Class in St. Elizabeth of Hungary Faith Formation Program (CCD) receive this sacrament twice before receiving their First Communion, once face to and once in the confessional. They are given instructions and participate in a Penance Service.
 
HOLY EUCHARIST
This Sacrament is administered to the children for the first time after they have attended a two year preparation classes (grades 1 & 2) through St. Elizabeth of Hungary Faith Formation Program (CCD). Parents must attend a class of instruction. First Communion is usually the first Saturday in May.
 
Holy Communion is administered at all Masses. If anyone is sick or homebound, arrangements can be made to have Holy Communion brought to the person at home.
 
Please call the rectory to make arrangements.

CELIAC SPRUE PARISHIONERS
We provide a low gluten (<0.01% gluten content) host for those who are gluten-intolerant. Parishioners should see the deacon or priest prior to the start of the Mass in order to be included in the reception of the Eucharist.
 
CONFIRMATION
The Sacrament of Confirmation is administered to the 8th grade children of St. Elizabeth of Hungary Faith Formation Program (CCD) this is a two year preparation classes (grades 7 & 8) and any adults seeking to receive it from the RCIA Program.
 
MATRIMONY
The Sacrament of Marriage requires a time of spiritual preparation. Couples should make arrangements at the Parish Office one year in advance before planning a wedding. The bride, the groom, or their parents/grandparents must be registered active parishioners at St. Elizabeth for at least one year before calling to make arrangements.  Never schedule a reception before contacting the Church.  
 
ANOINTING OF THE SICK
The Anointing of the Sick is intended to spiritually strengthen those who are seriously ill. To make arrangements for a loved one to receive this Sacrament, please call the Parish Office or speak with Deacon Robert Armstrong. All homebound are anointed during Advent and the Lenten Seasons.