Sacraments

Baptism
One is freed from initial sin and welcomed into the Church.

St. Mary - The sacrament of baptism is celebrated on the 1st and 3rd weekend of the month. Please contact the parish office at (262) 763-1500 or [email protected] to schedule a time for your child's baptism, or to ask any questions that you might have.

St. Joseph - The sacrament of baptism may be celebrated any weekend. Please contact the parish office at (262) 763-2050 or [email protected] to schedule a date. 

St. Charles - The sacrament of baptism may be celebrated any weekend. Please contact the parish office at (262) 763-2260 to schedule a date. 


Reconciliation / Penance
One receives pardon from God for the sins one has committed.

Adults wishing to receive reconciliation for the first time should sign up for our RCIA program. Children in our school and Religious Education Program (REP) are prepared for this sacrament in second grade prior to receiving first Communion.

For those that have not received the sacrament of reconciliation, please take the time to look over this document to prepare yourself for this sacrament. This sacrament is celebrated at St. Mary on the 2nd, 4th and 5th Saturdays from 3:30 to 4:00 PM, at St. Joseph on the 1st Saturday of the month from 4:30 to 5:00 PM, and at St. Charles on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays from 4:00 - 4:30 PM. You may also call St. Charles Parish Office (262) 763-2260 to make an appointment with one of the priests.

Receiving the Sacrament of Reconciliation


First Communion / Eucharist
The first time one receives the sacrament of the Holy Eucharist, which is one of the central focuses of the Church.

Adults wishing to receive First Communion should sign up for our RCIA program. Children in our school and REP (Religious Education Program) are prepared for this sacrament in second grade. We want children experiencing the first Eucharist to have a complete understanding of what it is they are receiving, thus prepared for the first Eucharist to start the year before they are to receive the sacrament. Parents should have their children enrolled in Faith Formation classes by 1st grade. Once these children are prepared, they receive their first Communion in early May.

Confirmation
One receives the Holy Spirit and becomes an adult member of the Catholic Church.

Adults wishing to be confirmed should sign up for our RCIA program. Children in our Catholic High School and REP programs are prepared for this sacrament in eleventh grade.


Marriage
The sacrament in which a lifelong partnership is formed between a man and a woman.

Couples contemplating marriage should call the pastor (262) 763-2260 for information about premarital preparation policies. This should be done six to twelve months in advance of the anticipated wedding date. Marriage ceremonies are scheduled on Friday evenings and Saturdays at 1:00 PM and 2:00 PM.


Anointing of the Sick
Uniting of the sick person to the passion of Christ, giving them the strength, peace, and courage to endure in a Christian manner through the sufferings of illness or old age.

St. Mary - After the 4:30 PM Mass on the 1st Saturday of every month
St. Joseph - After the 5:30 PM Mass on the 3rd Saturday of every month
St. Charles - After the 5:00 PM Mass on the 1st and 4th Saturday of every month


Holy Orders
Holy Orders is the sacrament by which deacons, priests, and bishops are ordained and receive the grace and power to perform sacred duties.