Sacraments

Sacramental preparation occurs at different times of the year. Each sacrament follows a particular schedule and form depending on a person’s age and previous background.  Click on “Forms” to register. For particulars regarding any sacrament, please call:

  • 734 –676–5115 (Parish Office)
  • 734–676-5115, Ext. 202 (Religious Education Office).

    Baptism

    Parents who want their children to be baptized need to be active members of the parish and contact the parish office in order to schedule a time for the sacrament. Parents need to meet with Fr. David in order to fill out necessary forms and review the purpose and need for Baptism.  

    Adults preparing for Baptism need to begin the Right of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) program that begins in the Fall. Information for this program can be received from the Religious Education office or from Fr. David. Membership in the parish of a family member is also a requirement.

    Confirmation

    Please pray for the young people about to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation here at St. Timothy and throughout the archdiocese. Requirements are that candidates must be enrolled in a separate RE program for two years, usually 7th and 8th grades, prior to being confirmed in the faith. Parents should contact the Religious Education office for details.

    First Eucharist

    Preparation for First Eucharist (Communion) of children occurs through our regular Religious Education program. Children must be enrolled in RE classes for two years prior to reception of this sacrament, with few exceptions. Preparation for First Communion of an adult occurs though the RCIA program.

    Reconciliation

    The Sacrament of Reconciliation (also called Penance or Confession) takes place each Saturday at 3 pm.  It can also be scheduled by appointment.  Seasonal reception of the sacrament also occurs on a vicariate level during Lent and Advent.  Other seasonal experiences occur jointly at both St. Joseph and at St. Timothy Catholic Churches in Trenton.

    First Reconciliation

    Reception of this sacrament normally occurs during preparation for First Communion, usually in the second grade.

    Marriage Preparation

    Parishioners who want to be married at St. Timothy need to be members  of  our  parish  for  at  least  6 months in order to set a wedding date. If one or both of the wedding couple’s parents are active members of our parish, their adult children can be married at St. Timothy Church. Call the parish office to set up a meeting with Fr. David.

    Anointing of the Sick

    Call the office in order to have Fr. David come to anoint a member of the parish or a family member. Please do not wait until a person is dying in order to receive the sacrament. People who are preparing for surgery, or those who are actively ill also may receive the sacrament. We also hold anointings twice a year during Sunday Mass. Please contact Fr. David  if you have any specific questions concerning this sacrament.