The Sacrament of Baptism is administered the third Sunday of each month at 1:30 PM . A Baptismal
Seminar is held the First Sunday of the month at 1:30 PM in the Parish Education Center and is mandatory
for both parents prior to the Ceremony. We recommend attendance during the early days of the pregnancy.
This allows time to inform the parents of the Church's requirements for both the parents and the Godparents.
Call the Rectory for a reservation.
The Sponsors, (Godparents), are also invited to the Seminar but are not obliged to attend. At least one
(preferably both) Godparent must be a PRACTICING CATHOLIC. This means that they must obtain a
"Certificate of Eligibility" from their own parish if other than St. Ignatius Loyola and said certificates be
presented one week prior to the Ceremony.
The Sacrament of Reconciliation is offered at the following times:
Saturdays: 3:00 - 4:00 PM
Vigil of Holy Days: 4:00 - 5:00 PM
Vigil of First Friday: 7:00 - 7:30 PM
Other times can be arranged by calling the Rectory for an appointment.
Communion to the Sick: Communion is taken by a priest to the homes of those parishioners who are shut-in
or sick on First Fridays of every month.
Home Ministry: Special Ministers of the Eucharist visit anyone who is suffering from illness or disability and
wishes to receive the Sacrament at home on a weekly basis.
For either of these ministries please call the Rectory at 610-678-3767.
The policy of the Diocese of Allentown encourages that engaged couples meet with their parish priest AT
LEAST ONE YEAR IN ADVANCE, BUT NO LATER THAN SIX MONTHS prior to their proposed wedding
date. At this meeting the couple's wedding date can be placed on the calendar. During this preparation
time, the engaged couple will complete their mandatory attendance at either Marriage Preparation
Programs. They must also meet with the priest to complete the necessary paper work and to talk openly
about the Sacrament of Marriage.
Please inform the priest as soon as there is serious illness. If shut-ins desire the Sacrament of Anointing,
they should call the Rectory.
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