Sacramental Life

Sacramental Life

Sacraments of Initiation

There are three sacraments of Initiation: Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist.

Baptism: Baptism is the basis for the whole Christian life, the gateway to life in the Spirit and the door which gives access to all the other sacraments.

Infant Baptism: This sacrament is celebrated by appointment, usually following the 10:30 A.M. Sunday Mass. Parents bringing their first child to be baptized, are asked to attend a pre-baptismal instructional class. This class is held on the second Monday of each month at 6:30 P.M. in the faculty room of St. Timothy Middle School. This time of preparation gives an overview of the meaning of the sacrament and its symbols and lasts approximately one hour. Parents who have already attended this formation need not do it again for children to follow. To schedule a Baptism call Sandy Marone at the rectory at 860-233-5131.

Adult Baptism: In the case of an adult wishing to be baptized, the Parish of St. Timothy offers the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults. This process consists of weekly sessions with the goal of introducing the adult to the basics of the Catholic faith. Pat Piano, Pastoral Associate facilitates the process with a team of volunteers who offer support and encouragement as they share their stories of living the Catholic faith. To learn more about this process, call Pat Piano at the rectory: 860-232-8594.

Confirmation: By the sacrament of Confirmation, (the baptized) are more perfectly bound to the Church and are enriched with a special strength of the Holy Spirit. Hence, one becomes a true witness of Christ, more strictly obliged to spread and defend the faith by word and deed.

Preparation for this sacrament for "young adults" is part of our Faith Formation/CCD program and is conferred each year after Easter. For more information contact: Bobbi Moran at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Preparation of Adults for reception of this sacrament is available through the parish RCIA process. For more information contact Pat Piano, Pastoral Associate at 860-232-8594.

Eucharist: Jesus said: "I am the bread of life that came down from heaven; if any one eats of this bread, he will live forever..." (John 6:51 ) The Eucharist is the heart and the summit of the Church's life, for in it Christ associates his Church and all her members with his sacrifice of praise and thanksgiving offered once for all on the cross to his Father.

Eucharist is celebrated every weekend at 4:00 P.M. on Saturday and at 8:30 and 10:30 A.M. on Sunday as well as every weekday morning at 7:30 A.M. (8:00 A.M. on Saturday).

First Holy Communion: Normally, children who have reached the age of reason, 7 years old, or second grade, are prepared for their First Holy Communion. This is a year process and is facilitated through our Faith Formation/CCD program. For more information contact DRE Stephanie Barnes at 860-521-3006 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Adult First Communion: Adults who have never received any faith formation after Baptism and who would like to receive communion, please call Pat Piano at the rectory, 860-232-8594 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Sacraments of Healing

The Lord Jesus, physician of our souls and bodies, who forgave the sins of the paralytic and restored him to bodily health, has willed that his Church continue, in the power of the Holy Spirit his works of healing and salvation. There are two sacraments of healing:

  1. Reconciliation
    Those who receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation with a good heart, obtain pardon from God’s mercy for the offence committed against Him and are, at the same time, reconciled with God’s Church. This sacrament is celebrated each week one hour before the 4:00 Vigil Mass on Saturday or by appointment.

  2. Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick
    This sacrament is intended for those who are being tried by illness. From ancient times we have testimonies to the practice of anointing of the sick with blessed oil. This anointing is given to those who are seriously ill by anointing them on the forehead and hands with blessed oil while the priest says: “Through this holy anointing may the Lord in his love and mercy help you with the grace of the Holy Spirit. May the Lord who frees you from sin, save you and raise you up.”
    This sacrament is celebrated annually in community or by appointment.
    For more information, or for anyone wishing to be anointed simply call the rectory: 860-233-5131.

Sacraments of Service : There are two sacraments of service: Holy Orders and Matrimony

Holy Orders : Holy Orders is the sacrament through which the mission entrusted by Christ to his apostles continues to be exercised in the Church until the end of time. I you or someone you know is interested in knowing more about the priesthood, call our pastor, Fr. Henry Cody at 860-233-5131. Or call St. Thomas Seminary at 860-242-5573 and ask for the Office for Vocations.

Matrimony : The marriage covenant, by which a man and a woman form with each other an intimate communion of life and love, has been founded and endowed with its own special laws by the Creator. By it's very nature it is ordered to the good of the couple, as well as to the generation and education of children. Christ the Lord raised marriage between the baptized to the dignity of a sacrament. Those interested in scheduling a wedding at the Church of St. Timothy, please call our pastor, Fr. Henry Cody at least six months in advance to begin the preparation process, 860-233-5131.

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