Sacraments

Baptism

We consider it a great privilege to be a part of your child’s baptism. As the sacrament of new birth in Christ (John 3:3-5), baptism is the sacrament of salvation. We pray the process of preparation will be an opportunity for you to renew your own faith life and to get involved at St. Katharine Drexel Parish.

All parents or guardians that wish to have their child baptized should contact the Parish Center for instructions and an application.

For more information, please contact Kristin Adsit at 920-887-2082 ext. 311 or [email protected]

Parent Welcome Letter - English
Carta de Bienvenida a los Padres Español
Baptismal Registration Form - English
Formulario de registro de bautismo en Español
Role of the Godparent
Papel del padrino en Español

Godparent Certificate of Eligibility Form
Formulario de Certificado de Elegibilidad para Padrinos

 

Reconciliation

St. Katharine Drexel is a hospital for sinners, not a museum of saints. We believe that in the Sacrament of Reconciliation Jesus forgives sins (John 20:23) and reunites us to himself. We offer the Sacrament of Reconciliation every during Eucharistic Adoration from 12:00 to 1:00 PM and from 5:30 to 6:30 PM or by appointment.

For more information, please contact Fr. Will Arnold, Administrator: [email protected] or 920-887-2082 ext. 302

 

First Communion

The sacrament of Holy Eucharist is the source and summit of our lives. Gain a deeper understanding of the Mass and its central place in Catholic life.

For a child to receive First Communion in our diocese, they must have reached the age of reason (age 7) and have received the Sacrament of Baptism and Reconciliation.

Preparation for the Sacraments of First Reconciliation and Communion takes place during our Faith Formation Classes. Please call the Parish Center at 920-887-2082 to enroll your child in our program.  If your child attends St. Katharine Drexel School, Reconcilliation and Communion are part of the curriculum your child will receive at the school.  For more information see the Life Long Faith Formation section of our website.

 

Confirmation

By a signing with the gift of the Spirit, confirmation enriches the baptized with the Holy Spirit, binding them more perfectly to the Church, and strengthening them in their witness to Christ by word and deed and in their work to bring to its fullness the Body of Christ. Confirmation is conferred through anointing with chrism and the laying on of hands.

The Archdiocese of Milwaukee has set a minimum age of 16  for the celebration of confirmation. This age typically coincides with junior year of high school. All juniors are welcome to register for confirmation preparation, which begins in September and finishes with the celebration of the sacrament in the spring.

Confirmation for 2023 will take place on Wednesday, March 29th at 7:00 p.m. at St. Katharine Drexel Parish.  Students from SKD and the Tri-Parishes of Dodge County confirm their faith in the Catholic Church.

For further information regarding the Confirmation Program, please contact John Pryme: [email protected]

 

Marriage

Congratulations on the love you have found to share your life. We are grateful that you have considered us to be a part of your marriage day and pray with you in gratitude and hope for your future. A beautiful and joyous celebration of the Sacrament of Holy Matrimony, weddings at St. Katharine Drexel Parish affirm the love and support for the new couple. To get married at our Parish, please do one of the following:

  • Contact Fr. Will at 920-887-2082 ext. 302
  • Call the Parish Center at 920-887-2082 

Before we set your date, we will need to meet with you and discuss all that is entailed in this beautifully spiritual lifetime commitment. Please contact us at least six months prior to the date in which you wish to be married.

Attached are our wedding guidelines, we will give a printed copy when we meet and go over this with you.

Again, we look forward to celebrating your lifetime commitment of love! 

Wedding Guides SKDP

 

Anointing of the Sick & Funerals

This special sacrament extends from Christ’s own healing ministry, which was handed on to his apostles (Mark 6:13). We are all broken and need of healing—both physical and spiritual—and Christ is the Great Physician.

For a special anointing, funeral planning, or any other questions, please contact the Parish Office: 920-887-2082. If it is an emergency, please call Fr. Will at 920-887-2082 ext. 302.

For burial and cemetary information please contact Rose Klavekoske at 920-887-2082 ext. 304 or [email protected]

 

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults

 

A dynamic one-year program for adults seeking to enter full communion with the Catholic Church

“RCIA” stands for the “Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults.” This is the process for people seeking initiation into the Catholic Church who have not yet been baptized, who have not had sufficient instruction and their First Eucharist, or practicing Christians from other denominations who have been baptized and now wish to become Catholic Christians. You may also attend the RCIA classes if you just want to know more about your Catholic faith.

Through a process involving several stages, adults prepare for the reception of these sacraments at the Easter Vigil. These stages include the pre-catechumenate, when a person discerns whether he wishes to become a Catholic; the catechumenate, when a person learns about Catholic Christianity and how Catholics are called to live; the purification and enlightenment, when prayers are offered for those preparing for the sacraments; and a period of continual growth in the Catholic faith.

If you would like to become a Catholic and are over the age of 18, please contact Deacon Ed Cody at 920-887-0548

If you have children over age 7 that have not been baptized and would like to have them baptized, contact Kristin Adsit at the Formation Office 920-887-2082, ext. 311 for specialized instruction.  After the initial instruction, they will receive the sacraments of initiation (Baptism, Eucharist and Confirmation) at the Easter Vigil in Spring.