Sacraments

BAPTISM

Baptism is the sacrament that frees us from original sin, and makes us a member of Christ and His Church. It is thus the gateway to a new and supernatural life.
 
Baptism Request Form (rev. June 2021)
Baptism FAQs and Registration Form (rev. July 2022)

HOLY EUCHARIST (COMMUNION)

“I am the living bread that came down from heaven; whoever eats this bread will live forever; and the bread that I will give is my flesh for the life of the world” (John 6:51).
 
Our First Reconciliation and First Communion program utilizes Blessed by Dynamic Catholic for sacramental preparation. There’s never been anything like BLESSED in the Catholic world for children. With world-class animation, workbooks that are works of art, and catechist-friendly leader guides, First Communion and First Reconciliation prep finally meets children where they are and leads them, step-by-step, to where God is calling them to be. We hope you and your child enjoy!

CONFIRMATION

“The sacrament of confirmation completes the sacrament of baptism. If baptism is the sacrament of re-birth to a new and supernatural life, confirmation is the sacrament of maturity and coming of age.” (Catholic Online)
All Saints Confirmation prep is offered every other year for 9th-10th graders.  We meet on Wednesday nights at the St. Joseph Parish Life center from 6:30-8:00pm during the academic year. We use the program Decision Point by Dynamic Catholic.
 

CONFESSION

We experience God’s mercy and forgiveness through the sacrament of Confession, also known as Penance or Reconciliation.
Normal Schedule – 30 minutes prior to Mass as follows:
Sunday 7:00am ~ St. Paul
Monday 5:15pm ~ St. John
Tuesday 7:00am ~ St. John
Wednesday 5:15pm ~ St. Joseph
Thursday 7:00am ~ St. Paul
Friday 7:00am ~ St. Martin
The Priest will be available for at least 15 minutes or until start of Mass as needed. Please arrive at the start time of the session. Whenever a weekday Mass is canceled, Confessions are canceled as well.
First Friday: 12 Hours of Confession – 9:00am to 9:00pm – St. Martin.
 
Examination of Conscience

ANOINTING OF THE SICK

“According to the teaching of great theologians, the holy anointing makes those who stand at the threshold of eternity, and loyally cooperate with the grace of the sacrament, ready to enter directly upon the Beatific Vision.” (Catholic Online)
 
The Anointing of the Sick is offered the first week of each month after the following Masses: 5:45pm at St. John’s (Mon) | 5:45pm at St. Joseph’s (Wed) | 7:30am at St. Martin’s (Fri). In case of an emergency please contact Fr. Meyer at 513-255-4575 or Fr. Mahan at 513-415-2779.

HOLY ORDERS

Because Christ wished to renew the sacrifice of the Cross throughout the ages and all over the world as the sacrifice of the Holy Mass, he had to allow other men to share in his priesthood.
 
If you or anyone you know is interested in a vocation to the priesthood please contact Fr. Meyer, our pastor, or visit one of these vocation websites:
Archdiocese of Indianapolis Vocations
Diocesan Priest

HOLY MATRIMONY

Matrimony is the marriage contract between Christians raised by Christ to the dignity of a sacrament.
 
Wedding Request Form (online)
Wedding Guidelines Rev. Jan 1, 2022

WEDDING CONTACTS

Pastor
Rev. Jonathan P. Meyer – frmeyer@dccatholics.com – 513.255.4575
Deacon
Deacon Bob Decker – 812.212.3971
Secretary
Marilyn White – marilynwhite.asp@gmail.com
Office: 25743 State Route 1, Guilford, IN 47002
812.576.4302 (cell ~ 812.212.2371)
Music Director
Cyndi Voegele – onevoegele@etczone.com – 513.479.1305
Wedding Coordinators
St. Paul Campus – Mary Jimenez 513.560.6026
St. Joseph Campus – Marilyn White 812.576.4302
St. John Campus – Mary Jimenez 513.560.6026
St. Martin Campus – Laura Kraus 812.223.2249 & Abby Sterchi 812.240.7893
 
Marriages in Trouble – Please visit our Marriage Enrichment Resources

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