BAPTISM | 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 is the chief sacrament of forgiveness of sins because it unites us with Christ, who died for our sins and rose for our justification.” At All Saints, if you are interested in the Rite of Baptism, please contact the Parish Office (502.477.6676). A Baptismal Registration Form will be sent to you, in addition to procedures for accessing Formed.org, the program used for baptismal prep. Both parents should participate in the baptismal formation regardless of their faith. If you are not a member of All Saints, you will need to complete the baptismal prep prior to your child’s baptism. If you are not a member and do not live in proximity to All Saints, you will need to complete a baptismal formation program at your local Catholic parish and obtain a letter from your pastor or catechetical leader indicating you have completed the program and the pastor grants permission to baptize at another parish.
Godparents: Godparents are not required to complete the baptismal prep program. You may have one godparent (sponsor) or two godparents (sponsors) for your child. Godparents will make a commitment to support the parents in their responsibility for the child’s religious upbringing. The godparents will serve as role models of the faith as they represent the larger church community. For this reason, at least one godparent must be an active member of the Catholic faith. You may have one non-Catholic godparent but that person must be baptized in a Christian faith. If the Godparents will not be able to attend the baptism, a proxy may stand in.
FIRST COMMUNION | 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.
CONFIRMATION | 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]).
RECONCILIATION | The sacrament of Reconciliation is offered at All Saints on the third Saturday of each month, by appointment. To schedule an appointment, please contact the Pastor, Father John R. Johnson, at 502.888.4865 or [email protected]
MARRIAGE | For information about celebrating Marriage at All Saints, please contact the Pastor, Father John R. Johnson, at 502.888.4865 or [email protected] at least six months prior to the anticipated date of marriage.
HOLY ORDERS | If you are interested in obtaining information about a vocation (as a deacon, or priest), please contact the Pastor, Father John R. Johnson, at 502.888.4865 or [email protected]. You may also contact the Vocation Office, Archdiocese of Louisville, at 502.636.0296 or [email protected].
FUNERALS | 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.
ANOINTING 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 John R. Johnson, at 502.888.4865 or [email protected].