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 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).
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:
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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