EXALTATION OF THE HOLY CROSS
UKRAINIAN CATHOLIC CHURCH
Contact Parish Office at least two months in advance.
HOLY BAPTISM AND CONFIRMATION
Through Baptism, we are cleansed of Original Sin and receive sanctifying grace, the life of God within our souls. That grace prepares us for the reception of the other sacraments and helps us to live our lives as Christians.
Following the Eastern rite tradition, confirmation occurs immediately after Baptism. Confirmation is the perfection of Baptism, and it gives us the grace to live our life as a Christian boldly and without shame.
Contact Parish Office and Parish Priest six to eight months in advance.
In Holy Communion, we consume the Body and Blood of Christ, which unities us more closely to Him and helps us to grow in grace by living a more Christian life.
Contact Parish Office at least six months to a year in advance.
MARRIAGE / WEDDINGS
The Sacrament of Marriage requires a time of spiritual preparation. Couples planning to be married are asked to make an appointment with the Parish Priest to set a date for the wedding and begin preparation (including Pre-Cana/marriage preparation course)
Contact the Parish Office or Rectory to request a visit.
SICK AND SHUT-INS / ANOINTING
In case of serious sickness or accident, please call the Parish Priest or Parish Office so that he can visit sick parishioners whether at home or at hospital.
Before Divine Liturgy upon request.
CONFESSIONS / RECONCILIATION
Before confession one should attempt to recall all the sins which one has committed voluntarily or involuntarily. One must attentively reexamine one’s life in order to recall not only those sins committed since the last confession, but also those which have not been confessed through forgetfulness or shame. Then, with compunction and a contrite heart, approach the Cross and the Gospel and begin the confession of your sins.