Sacraments

Initiation Sacraments

The Sacramental programs instruct candidates and parents on the meaning and living out of the Sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist.

RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults) provides in-depth instruction to candidates (both children and adults), interested in the Catholic faith.  All are welcome to attend.

Contact
Mary Kay Matasky, Sacramental Coordinator  (260) 424-8231 (church office)

Penance

“In the life of the body a man is sometimes sick, and unless he takes medicine, he will die. Even so in the spiritual life a man is sick on account of sin. For that reason he needs medicine so that he may be restored to health; and this grace is bestowed in the Sacrament of Penance.”      St. Thomas Aquinas

The Sacrament of Penance is available on Sundays prior to the Liturgy from 9:45am until 10:30am.  Appointments are most welcome and encouraged so that more time can be given to the proper celebration of the sacrament.

Contact
Fr. Don Wimal Jayasuriya, Pastor  (260) 424-8231 (church office)

Anointing of the Sick

cc1499 “By the sacred anointing of the sick and the prayer of the priests the whole Church commends those who are ill to the suffering and glorified Lord, that he may raise them up and save them. And indeed she exhorts them to contribute to the good of the People of God by freely uniting themselves to the Passion and death of Christ.”98 

This sacrament is provided for those who are sick and those who are about to undergo serious surgery.

Contact
Fr. Don Wimal Jayasuriya, Pastor  (260) 424-8231 (church office)

Marriage Preparation

cc1601 “The matrimonial covenant, by which a man and a woman establish between themselves a partnership of the whole of life, is by its nature ordered toward the good of the spouses and the procreation and education of offspring; this covenant between baptized persons has been raised by Christ the Lord to the dignity of a sacrament.”84

St. Mary Mother of God welcomes anyone who would like to receive the Sacrament of Marriage here at this parish.  The participants are expected to schedule at least six months prior to their requested date in order for the Pre-Marriage Inventory (FOCCUS) and the required retreat or course to be completed.

Contact
Fr. Don Wimal Jayasuriya, Pastor  (260) 424-8231 (church office)
Rebecca Silkworth, Wedding Coordinator  (260) 223-7018