Parents should call the rectory to schedule a baptism. You must be a REGISTERED, ACTIVE member of the parish for at least one full year. An active parishioner is one who attends Mass regularly (weekly), receives the sacraments, if married, it was in the Catholic church, and financially supports the parish. Godparents need letters of eligibility from their parishes.
Baptisms are celebrated on Sunday at 12:00 PM or other times with permission of the pastor.
Eligibility Slips For Baptism and Confirmation
If you are asked to be a Godparent for Baptism or a Sponsor for Confirmation you must be a Registered, Active parishioner of Sacred Heart Parish for at least six months. An active parishioner is one who attends Mass regularly (weekly), receives the sacraments, if married, it was in the Catholic church, and financially supports the parish. Being a sponsor means you will take an active part in raising this child in the Catholic Faith.
Religious Education Program Held at our Partnering Parish of St. Charles Borromeo in Drexel Hill
First Penance & First Holy Communion
Sacraments are celebrated annually in the Spring ~ April and May
Your child must have completed the first and second level of Religious Education to be eligible to receive these Sacraments.
Baptismal certificates must be presented, if NOT baptized at Sacred Heart Parish or St. Charles Borromeo Parish. Please call the rectory for exact date and time.
Your child must have completed the required level of Religious Education to be eligible to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation.
If new to the program due to coming from another school your child must be registered from September. We will be unable to take anyone into the program to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation after the month of September.
Please contact the rectory for specific information.
Arrangements for marriage must be initiated at least six months in advance to prepare necessary documentation, instruction, and preparations.
At the time of your first scheduled appointment, we ask that you each bring updated baptismal certificates. Call the churches where each of you were baptized (Catholic & Non-Catholic) and ask for an updated baptismal certificate. The church will gladly mail them to you. Please call the rectory and schedule an appointment with the priest.
Confessions are heard Saturday 3:00-3:45PM
Anointing of the Sick
If your loved one is in the hospital and wishes to be anointed or have a visit from a priest, please tell the nurses station. They will add your loved ones name to a list. There are designated priests who visit every hospital.
Please call the rectory to place your name on the list for our Eucharistic Ministers to visit.