Sacraments

Baptism
Baptisms are by Appointment, Sundays after 10:30 Mass

Reconciliation
First time preparation for this Sacrament is included in RCIA and CCD. Please contact the Director of Religious Education for more information. Times for weekly Confessions are 30 minutes before Sunday Masses, Saturdays starting at 4pm or by appointment.

First Communion
Children are prepared for their First Eucharist in the second grade. Older children and adults are also welcomed to prepare for this sacrament. First Communion takes place in May at the regularly scheduled Sunday Masses.

Confirmation
Students are prepared for this sacrament in the seventh and eighth grade during CCD.
Confirmation is celebrated every other year in the late winter or spring, depending on the Archbishop’s schedule. Adults are also welcome to prepare for this sacrament, during RCIA. Please contact the Director of Religious Education for more information.

Marriage
Marriage is one of the seven holy Sacraments of the Catholic Church. It is not simply a personal celebration of the bride and groom; rather, it is a holy ritual celebrated before God which unites a man and woman in an eternal bond.

In order to be married at Emmanuel, the following guidelines must be met:
1. Either the bride or groom must be a registered member of the Parish for at least six months before a wedding date may be scheduled.

2. The couple must go through marriage preparation classes including one class on Natural Family Planning. Marriage preparation normally takes six months to complete.

3. Couples must be living apart. If couples are currently living together, they must promptly cease doing so.

4. The marriage ceremony must take place in a reverent manner. Members of the wedding parties are expected to adhere to certain standards of behavior. All should be dressed in a way which shows respect to the Lord and His Church.

Anointing of the Sick
For those who are aged or ill, the Sacrament of the Sick (anointing) is celebrated on the first weekend of the month. Please call the Parish Office in an emergency.

Vocations
Priestly Ordination
Emmanuel parish has had many priestly vocations over the years. Please contact our pastor, see our vocations corner in the Foyer of church, and visit the Cincinnati Archdiocese website for more information www.cincinnativocations.org.