Sacramental Life

BAPTISM – Infant Baptism is celebrated the first and third Sunday of each month after the last morning Mass. To prepare for a child’s Baptism, contact a Pastoral minister at the Rectory (215-632-1144) for a preliminary meeting. To continue preparation, parents and sponsors are expected to attend one Baptism Class. Baptism Classes are held the 2nd Monday of every month in Church at 7 PM.

SPONSOR INFORMATION – Sponsors are spiritual witnesses for your child. There may be two sponsors, one male and one female. They must be at least 16 years old and have received the sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation and Holy Eucharist. They must have a letter of eligibility form their parish (even CTK) . You may choose to have only one Catholic sponsor and have the other be a Christian witness. A Christian witness is a baptized person who belongs to a Non-Catholic Christian denomination who must have a letter from his or her Church saying they are baptized practicing members of that Church.

RCIA – The Christian Initiation of Adults is a process by which an adult is welcomed into the Catholic Church through the Sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation and Holy Eucharist. It is also the appropriate way a Baptized Christian of another denomination is welcomed into the Catholic Church or a Baptized Catholic who has not been confirmed or received Holy Eucharist would prepare for those sacraments. If interested in the RCIA for yourself or another, contact a Pastoral Minister at the rectory (215-632-1144) for further information

RECONCILIATION – A priest confessor is available for Confession in the Church every Saturday from 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM. There are also other Confession times in Advent and Lent.

ANOINTING OF THE SICK AND RECEPTION OF COMMUNION FOR THE SICK – Any parishioner who is seriously ill may request that a priest come to administer the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick. Long-term illness or old-age may prohibit a parishioner from attending Mass regularly. In that case arrangements can be made for Holy Communion to be brought to the parishioner at home by a priest or Eucharistic Minister. Call the Rectory 215-632-1144) if there is need.

MARRIAGE – Arrangements for the date and time of the wedding are made in consultation with a parish priest at least 6 months in advance. Church and State requirements for Marriage are presented at that time.

FUNERALS – The Church’s Funeral Rites are celebrations of belief in the life, death and Resurrection of the Lord and the celebration of a belief in a promise given at Baptism that if we live and die with the Lord we shall be raised up with him. At Christ the King Parish we are committed to offering prayerful and pastoral service to families at the time of the death of a loved one. Traditional Catholic Funeral Services include prayers at a Funeral Home, Mass in Church and prayers at the cemetery. At the time of the death of a loved one, encourage your Funeral Director to make arrangements with the Church.