Our Faith - Sacraments

Confessions

Saturday

3:00 - 3:30 pm at Holy Spirit
4:30 - 5:15 p.m. at Christ the King

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday: 7:15-7:30 a.m. at Christ the King

Tuesday and Wednesday: 5:40 - 5:55 at Holy Spirit
Thursday: 11:50 - 12:05 at Holy Spirit

Examinations of Conscience

Communion for shut-ins: Extraordinary Ministers of Communion are available to bring the Eucharist to those in the hospital or nursing home, and to the home bound. Please contact the Parish Office, 812/476-3061, to request a visit.

Baptism: Parents who will soon be celebrating the sacrament of Baptism with their child at Annunciation Parish usually attend two meetings. One meeting is to review the meaning of the Sacrament and its significance; the other is to prepare for participation in the celebration itself. This process is a wonderful opportunity for parents, godparents and family to rejoice in the great grace of Baptism and prepare to renew their own baptismal vows. For more information and to schedule a Baptism, please contact the Parish Office, 812/476-3061. Please see Guidelines for Baptism in the Roman Catholic Church for more information.

First Reconciliation and First Communion: Preparation for First Reconciliation and First Communion includes parent meetings and a retreat. These sacraments are usually received in second grade. Parents with children not enrolled in Annunciation Catholic School at either the Holy Spirit or Christ the King campus are asked to contact the Parish Office at the beginning of the school year if their children will be receiving the sacraments with the parish school class (812/476-3061).

Confirmation: Confirmation is conferred after Baptism to strengthen the work of the Holy Spirit begun in Baptism. Confirmation helps us to conform more closely to Christ. It calls us to accept a sense of mission to be sent out to the world to be a living vital witness to the teaching of Jesus Christ. Preparation for the Sacrament of Confirmation is offered high school-aged youth of the parish over a series of several months. For more information, contact the Parish Office, 812/476-3061.

Catholic adults seeking Confirmation should contact the Parish Office, 812/476-3061, for more information.

Marriage: “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” (Code of Canon Law, c. 1055, §1). Because Christian marriage is a sacrament, the Catholic Church wants couples to be well-prepared. Annunciation Parish and the Catholic Diocese of Evansville offer marriage preparation to help couples develop a better understanding of the sacrament; to evaluate and deepen their readiness to live married life; and to gain insights into themselves as individuals and as a couple. Couples planning to marry at Annunciation Parish should contact the Parish Office, 812/476-3061, at least seven months before their anticipated wedding date to begin the marriage preparation process.

Holy Orders: Priesthood is conferred by the Sacrament of Holy Orders. The normal period of preparation is fours years of college and five years of theology. The Permanent Diaconate is open to married and single men who are at least 32 years old. Men who are ordained receive the Sacrament of Holy Orders. The term "permanent" means that a man is ordained a deacon for life, as opposed to the "transitional" deacon who becomes a priest. Further information is available at the Vocations Office of the Catholic Diocese of Evansville

Anointing of the Sick: Anointing of the Sick is the sacrament that is received by those who are ill or suffering. By the sacred anointing and the prayer of the priest, the whole Church commends those who are sick to Christ. The sick person receives the Holy Spirit’s gifts of strength, faith, peace, and courage, and his or her suffering is united with the suffering of Christ for the building up of the Church (Catechism of the Catholic Church, 1520-23). To request the sacrament, please call the Parish Office, 812/476-3061.