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St. Cecilia Church Sacramental Information

Sacramental Information

sacramentsThe Sacred liturgy and celebration of the Sacraments are the most sacred and important actions entrusted to the Church, for it is here that the “work of our redemption is accomplished” (Sacrosanctum Concilium n2), where we encounter the mystery of Christ and the real nature of the Church. It is in and through the Holy Sacraments that we encounter Christ in a unique way. The Church asks that we prepare for the sacraments so that their celebration be fruitful, dignified and a true encounter with the Christ. At St. Cecilia's we have a variety of catechetical courses and programs for sacramental preparation. Below are some details of what is available. For further information please contact the Parish Office at 618-288-3200.

For further information please contact the Parish Office at 618-288-3200.


 Vocations

Is God calling you to work in His vineyard? Information regarding priestly and religious life can be found by calling the Office for Vocations, Catholic Pastoral Center at 1615 West Washington, P.O. Box 3187, Springfield, IL 62702-3187, 217-698-8500 X182. For further information please contact Fr. Gibbons at 618-288-3200.


 Anointing of the Sick

The Anointing of the Sick is a remarkable sign of God's great love for us. For further information please contact the Parish Office at 618-288-3200. For emergencies call 618-447-0826.


 Order of Christian Funerals

Please contact the parish office at 618-288-3200 to schedule a funeral.  In addition, our parish is also prepared to celebrate the Vigil (wake) in the church.


 Confirmation

All 8th grade students at St. Cecilia Church will prepare for and receive the Sacrament of Confirmation together.  Parents will attend this sacramental preparation program with their child.  As a prerequisite, the students are expected to have completed the prior year and be currently enrolled and actively participating in a classroom religious education program.


 1st Reconciliation & 1st Communion

All 2nd grade students at St. Cecilia Church will prepare for and receive the Sacraments of First Reconciliation & First Communion together.  Parents will attend this sacramental preparation program with their child.  As a prerequisite, the students are expected to have completed the prior year and be currently enrolled and actively participating in a classroom religious education program.

Special accommodations will be made for any student entering this sacramental preparation program who is seven years or older.