St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church & Catholic Student Center, 721 N. College St., Booneville, MS 38829, [662] 728-7509 or [662] 728-2257
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Individuals and/or couples seeking information regarding the following SACRAMENTS OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH, please contact Sheila Przesmicki at 662-728-7509 or 662-728-2257.

Pertinent information regarding each Sacrament is as follows:

BAPTISM - Four (4) sessions with parent(s) required. At least one God-parent must be a practicing Catholic and attend at least one session.

PENANCE/RECONCILIATION - Children must be in at least second grade and have participated in a religious education program two years before making their First Confession/Reconciliation. This preparation is generally done during the same years as preparation for First Communion. A certificate of Baptism is required prior to First Confession. Parents are expected to participate in the preparation of their children, and to attend parent sessions prior to celebration of the sacrament.

FIRST COMMUNION/EUCHARIST - Children must be in at least second grade and have participated in a religious education program two years before receiving First Eucharist. This preparation is generally done during the same years as the preparation for First Confession/Reconciliation. A certificate of Baptism is required prior to First Communion. Parents are expected to participate in the preparation of their children, and to attend parent sessions prior to celebration of the sacrament.

CONFIRMATION - Candidates in the Diocese of Jackson must be in at least the tenth or eleventh grade. St. Francis Parish also requires participation in a religious education program for two years prior to Confirmation, a minimum of 40 service hours, and a certificate of Baptism prior to Confirmation.

MARRIAGE - Couples planning for the Sacrament of Marriage are asked to contact the Pastor at least 6 (six) months prior to the planned wedding date. Couples are requested to attend an Engaged Encounter weekend; complete a pre-marital inventory called "Foccus" (Facilitating Open Couple Communication, Understanding and Study); and attend four (4) preparation sessions.

ANOINTING OF THE SICK - This Sacrament is administered by a priest. Arrangements can be made by contacting Sheila Przesmicki (662-728-7509).

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