We have four Baptism Weekends during which infants or preschool children are baptized during all Liturgies. Those children who are of school age and have not been baptized are invited to participate in the catechumenate designed specifically for children. For more information, please visit our Sacramental Preparation page found here.
First Reconciliation and First Eucharist
At the age of reason (age 7) baptized children prepare to celebrate the Sacraments of Reconciliation and Eucharist for the first time in January and May, respectively. In January we offer a communal reconciliation service with individual confessions. First Eucharist is celebrated at all English-speaking weekend Liturgies in May. For more information, please visit our Sacramental Preparation page found here.
The sacrament is celebrated each Saturday from 4:30 p.m. to 5 p.m., in the Reconciliation Room just off the Narthex adjacent to the Blessed Sacrament Chapel. The sacrament can also be arranged by appointment. Please contact our pastor. Communal Celebrations take place during the seasons of Advent and Lent and are announced in the parish bulletin.
Here in the Diocese of Richmond 10th grade is the earliest you can receive the Sacrament of Confirmation. Youth wishing to participate in the Confirmation Program should register by visiting the Confirmation page on the website.
The covenant and holy bond of marriage is a sacrament established by Jesus Christ and His Church. It is a lifelong union of two mature adults of faith. To assist couples in preparing for this most serious commitment, the diocese stipulates a six-month period of preparation. For marriage to take place within the Incarnation Parish Community, one of the parties must be a registered member and regularly worship at Sunday Liturgy. Participation in a marriage preparation program is required. The preparation sessions are held periodically here. For further information, call Father Gregory. Do you need general information about Divorce or Annulment? If so, click here (courtesy of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Parish in Newport News).
Considering the priesthood or the religious life? Here is a resource you may find helpful – Behind the Collar.
Anointing of the Sick
No longer should Catholics wait until they are in danger of dying before they request this sacrament. One may celebrate the Sacrament of Anointing at the onset or during any serious illness. The sacrament may be celebrated before surgery and more than once during an illness. In the case of an emergency, call the parish office.