Sacraments

Anointing pictureAnointing of the Sick

This sacrament unites a person’s suffering with that of Jesus and brings forgiveness of sins. Oil is used during this sacrament and is a symbol of strength, a person is anointed with the oil and receives the laying of a priest hands. For parishioners suffering from a serious illness, preparing for serious surgery, or suffering from age.

Contact: Fr. Andrew Smith, 937-667-3419 x 205, asmith@stjohntippcity.org

               Fr. John Tonkin, 937-898-3542, jtonkin@scpchurch.org

Baptism PictureBaptism Preparation Class & Baptism

This session prepares parents for the Baptism of their first child. Classes are the first Sunday of every other month starting in February at 1:30 PM in Room 101.  Parents must attend this class before having their child Baptized. We do Baptisms at 12 PM on the 2 Sunday of the month and during the three weekend Masses of the 3rd Sunday, Except during Lent.

Contact: Deacon Chuck Wright 937-667-3419 x 203, cwright@stjohntippcity.org 

First Communion PictureFirst Communion

First Communion is celebrated at St. John the Baptist typically with our Second-Grade children. Preparation for this sacrament usually takes place in our Second Grade PSR program and two half day retreats. Our Peace Day retreat helps the children prepare to celebrate Penance (Reconciliation) for the first time as they prepare to receive First Communion. Jesus Day retreat is oriented toward the Eucharist. If your child is beyond the second grade and has not yet received the Eucharist for the first time, please get in contact with us so that we can assist you with getting your child caught up.

Contact: Deacon Chuck Wright at 937-3419 x 203, cwright@stjohntippcity.org 

Reconciliation PictureReconciliation

Through Penance (Reconciliation) we receive God’s forgiveness. Forgiveness requires being sorry for our sins. In Penance we receive Jesus healing grace through absolution by the priest. Confessions are heard every Saturday from 4:00-4:30 PM or by appointments. Children preparing for First Reconciliation do so in the Second Grade as part of the process to receive Eucharist for the first time.

Contact: Fr. Andrew Smith, 937-667-3419 x 205, asmith@stjohntippcity.org

                Fr. John Tonkin, 937-898-3542, jtonkin@scpchurch.org

ConfirmationConfirmation

Confirmation seals our life of faith in Jesus and can only be received once. We typically confirm our youth in their Sophomore year of high school.

Contact:  Teri Iverson 937-667-3419 x 207, tIverson@stjohntippcity.org 

Marriage Prep

Weddings are schedule through the pastor after consultation with him. Preparations must begin at least 6 months before the wedding.

Contact: Fr. Andrew Smith, 937- 667-3419 x 205,  asmith@stjohntippcity.org

Fr. John Tonkin, 937-898-3542, jtonkin@scpchurch.org

RCIA PictureRite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) and Children (RCIC)

RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) and RCIC (Children) are for those who are interested in learning more about what the Catholic Church teaches and believes. It begins with the time of inquiring about the Catholic faith and continues through several stages to Baptism at the Easter Vigil. It focuses on prayer, church teaching, church history, Christian decision-making, and social justice issues. The period of Purification and Enlightenment is an in-depth study of each Sacrament.

Contact: Deacon Chuck Wright  937-667-3419 x 203, cwright@stjohntippcity.org