Our Sacramental Life

Eucharist

The Eucharist (Lord's Supper or Holy Communion) is our supreme act of communal worship. At. St. Francis Old Catholic Church, we use a mixture of The Old Catholic Mass of Germany and the Episcopal Book of Common Prayer.

Old Catholics celebrate an open Communion and welcome all Baptized Christians who believe in the Real Presence of Christ in the Eucharist to participate. All are welcome without exception!

Reconciliation

As part of our Mass, General Absolution is offered to all gathered as part of the penitential rite. If you would like to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation in a more intimate manner, please contact the parish office to schedule a time.

Baptism

Arrangements must be made with the parish priest. Please call the parish office to schedule the Baptism. All Baptisms are celebrated as a part of the Sunday Morning Eucharistic Service. No "private baptisms" are done (except in emergency situations). This is because Baptism is seen as welcoming an individual into the family of God and Sunday morning worship is when that family gathers together.

Confirmation

Confirmation is celebrated once a year during the Easter Season. If you are interested in being confirmed, please contact the parish office. St. Francis’ offers the Christian Initiation program for any individual who is interested in joining or deepening their Catholic Church. If you are interested, please contact the parish office.

Marriage

Marriage is a lifelong covenant relationship between two people and we welcome the blessing of your love relationship at St. Francis Old Catholic Church. We welcome gay and lesbian couples into the fullness of marriage through the Sacrament of Matrimony. For couples preparing for marriage or interested in having one of our clergy officiate their wedding, please contact the parish office for more information.

Anointing of the Sick

The Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick is offered as needed, both communally as well as individual visits to the hospital. Please call the parish office.