According to the Catechism of the Catholic Church, “Baptism is the first of the seven sacraments, and the “door” which gives access to the other sacraments. Baptism for infants and children age 7 or younger of registered parishioners is celebrated throughout the year. Parents are required to attend a Baptismal Preparation Class prior to scheduling a baptism especially if this is the first child baptized in the Catholic faith. These are held the first Monday of every month at 6:30pm. Please contact the parish office for further details.
Additionally, you are asked to submit the baptismal registration form to the parish. This is needed for scheduling purposes and sacramental recording. After we receive your form, the parish office will be in contact to discuss what preparation is needed.
If you are not a registered member of All Saints, you will need a letter of permission from your home parish or you will need to become a registered member of All Saints Church
Godparents: Godparents are not required to attend the baptismal preparation meeting. Only one Godparent is required for Baptism, but you may have two (one male and one female). A Godparent must be an actively practicing Roman Catholic, fully initiated and at least 16 years of age. One baptized, non-Catholic may serve as a Christian Witness to the Baptism along with the Catholic Godparent. If the Godparents will not be able to attend the baptism, a proxy may stand in.
If you wish to enroll your child in First Communion, please contact the Parish Office (502.477.6676) or the Director of Religious Education ([email protected]) . This initial contact will provide you with the Registration Information to enroll your child in this sacrament. Classes typically begin in August each year, with the sacrament celebrated in May of the following year.
Baptism, the Eucharist, and the sacrament of Confirmation together constitute the “sacraments of Christian Initiation” (Catechism of the Catholic Church, #1285). Confirmation for adults and youth is celebrated during the Easter Vigil. For information about preparation, please contact the Parish Office (502.477.6676) or the Director of Religious Education ([email protected]).
The sacrament of Reconciliation is offered at All Saints every Saturday from 3:00pm-3:30 pm in the church. No appointment is necessary.
A wedding is a very important moment in the lives of every couple. It is the time when they publicly state their life-long marriage vows before God and the Church. This action is blessed by God and is a sacrament of His unconditional, permanent, and faithful love. Marriage is sacred. We hope these guidelines will help you in planning a ceremony that is inspiring and will be a source of grace throughout your life together.
Couples who wish to be married at All Saints should contact the parish office no less than six months before the proposed wedding date. Registered parishioners of All Saints need to make an appointment with the pastoral staff through the parish office to discuss marriage preparation, stipend schedules, and available dates. There are no Saturday evening weddings at All Saints.
At All Saints, marriage preparation usually includes 2-3 meetings with the assigned presider for completion of the FOCCUS Instrument (pre-marriage inventory) and ceremony planning. The FOCCUS covers many areas of communication, personal history, and decisions within a person’s and a couple’s life. The acronym stands for Facilitating Open Couple Communication, Understanding, and Study.
Couples must also attend a Diocesan sponsored Foundation for Marriage class (one Saturday).
Once the necessary marriage preparation has begun, the parish office will give couples an outline of the wedding ceremony and a list of suggested readings/prayers/music to begin planning the details of the wedding ceremony.
If you are interested in obtaining information about a vocation (as a deacon, or priest), you are encouraged to contact the contact the Vocation Office, Archdiocese of Louisville, at 502.636.0296 or [email protected].
Please contact the Parish Office (502.477.6676) to schedule a funeral service, usually celebrated at a Mass at All Saints. A staff member will assist the family with planning the funeral liturgy. Family members are invited to take an active role in planning the funeral liturgy, which includes the selection of readings and music. Selections from which to choose to personalize the liturgy for the loved one will be provided.
Annointing of the Sick
The sacrament of Anointing of the Sick is offered at All Saints on the second Saturday of each month, after all Masses, in the church. If there is an emergency, you may contact the Parish Office (502.477.6676) or the Pastor, Father Brandon DeToma, 502.354.9000.