Mass Schedule & Sacraments
Our Schedule of Masses for Christ The Servant Parish at Our Lady of Peace Church
9:00 AM - Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
11:30AM - Tuesday and Thursday (Beginning September 4, 2012)
Our Lady of Peace School students ordinarily attend Wednesday morning Mass when school is in session. ALL ARE WELCOME.
Holy Days will be announced in the bulletin.
Sacrament of ReconciliationSacrament of Reconciliation: 3:45 – 4:15 PM Saturday Afternoon or by appointment.
The Sacrament of Baptism
The Sacrament of Baptism will be scheduled by appointment. Baptismal preparation may be required with our Baptismal Team.
Sacrament of Confirmation
The Sacrament of Confirmation for all those in the Eighth Grade will be celebrated this year at Christ the Servant Parish on May 1. Families wishing to celebrate Confirmation next year should registered as a participating member of our Parish School of Religion which is held on Sundays from 9:45 -11:15 Candidates are normally expected to attend the Sunday 11:30 AM Mass as a Confirmation Class. For Registration please contact Ms. Lynn Adamski, PSR Director.
Do you or a loved one need Confirmed?
Click here to read Monsignor's article: "The Sacrament of Confirmation, Strengthen Your Christian Identity this Year"
The Sacrament of Confirmation confers special graces of the Holy Spirit upon the person being confirmed, just as such graces were granted to the Apostles on Pentecost. Like Baptism, therefore, it can only be performed once, and Confirmation increases and deepens all of the graces granted at Baptism.
Because Confirmation perfects our baptism, we are obliged to receive it "in due time." Any Catholic who did not receive Confirmation at baptism or as part of his religious education during grade school or high should click here for a printable enrollment form.
On November 20, 2011, eight parishioners received the sacrament of confirmation.
Communion for those in Hospitals or Nursing Homes
Because an increasing number of hospitals and nursing homes are not permitted to publicize information about which patients/residents are Catholic, please notify the parish at 330.492.0757 or email@example.com if a family member is in one of these care facilities.
Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick
The Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick will take place the first Sunday of every month following the 9 am mass. In case of serious illness or serious hospitalization please call the parish office for a home or hospital visit and the reception of the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick.
Sacrament of Matrimony
The Sacrament of Marriage is a public sign that one gives oneself totally to this other person. It is also a public statement about God: the loving union of husband and wife
speaks of family values and also God’s covenantal relationship with us. Please contact the parish for information no less than 6 months in advance of the date desired. Also, there is a required marriage formation class for those preparing for marriage.
RCIA - Rite of Christian Initiation - Click here for the printable registration packet
What is the Period of Inquiry?
The period of inquiry is a time of welcoming by the parish team for those interested in the Catholic Church? The focus of these meetings will be the parish team sharing their own faith experiences, answering questions regarding the Catholic tradition, customs and the overall process of initiation. And the fundamental question: Is the Gospel of Jesus really Good News?
How often will inquiry sessions be offered?
Inquiry sessions to be offered once-a-month/ or as needed and a time convenient for the parish team and for the inquirers. Some sessions will follow the 9:00 AM Mass on Sundays and periodically sessions will be offered in the morning, afternoons, or evenings to meet the demands of a working individual and family.
Who is invited to the Inquiry Sessions?
The sessions are open to anyone: unbaptized or baptized (Catholic or non-Catholic).
Are the Catechumens and the Candidates in the same program?
No. Candidates will have a program tailored to their needs and Catechumens will have theirs. The time of participation in the Candidacy Period is generally a period of three months. The time period for Catechumens is a longer period of preparation, instruction and formation during the year. The Director, Team, and Pastor will determine the course of preparation for the particular Catechumen, dependent on when the Rite of Acceptance occurred. Following the guidelines for the RCIA (“…no greater burden than necessary… required for the establishment of communion and unity” RCIA 473.)
What is the Rite of Entry into the Catechumenate/ Candidate Instructional Period?
Entry into the Catechumenate/Candidate Instructional period occurs at the Rite of Acceptance/Rite of Welcoming, which will be celebrated at Sunday Mass during the year in order to welcome new individuals as Candidates and Catechumens.
What is required of a Catechumen? (A person non-baptized)
• Participation in the the Catechumenate:
o Breaking Open the Word Sessions: generally held weekly during a period of dismissal from Sunday Mass, lasting for one hour.
o Supplemental Catechetical Sessions: regular instructional sessions that focus on doctrinal topics that stem out of the previous weeks’ lectionary readings – and which continue to integrate the catechumens into the faith life of the Church. These sessions will be held twice a month.
o Prayer Services: scheduled regularly throughout the catecheumenate period
o Service Projects: minimum of one service project prior to baptism.
• Participation in the Period of Purification and Enlightenment: This is a more intense phase of preparation for Catechumens and takes place only during Lent and only for those individuals ready to move beyond the Catechumenate. Transition into this period is signaled by the Rites of Sending and Election, celebrated on the First Sunday of Lent
• Catechumens (now called “The Elect”) celebrate the Sacraments of Initiation at the Easter Vigil
What is required of a Candidate? (A baptized -uncatechized (Catholic or non-Catholic), or baptized-previously catechized person.)
• Participation in a three-month Candidacy Instructional Period: Candidates must complete the minimum of one period (however more time may be needed depending on individual circumstances)
• Candidates will enter into one of the following instructional and formation sessions (which will conclude with the celebration of Confirmation and First Eucharist at the Easter Vigil):
January – Easter Vigil: Confirmation and First Eucharist at the Easter Vigil
May – August 15: Concluding formation celebration on the Feast of the Assumption
September- November: Concluding formation celebration on the Feast of Christ the
• Group Meetings: will be held each week in the evening Sessions will focus on doctrinal topics so as to help give the candidate a basic understanding of the Catholic expression of Christianity.
• Candidates will share with the Candidates special times of the year with other Candidates and Catechumens , i.e. Retreats, Days of Reflections, Rite of Sending, Holy Week, Easter Vigil Celebration.
What is the Period of Mystagogia?
Mystagogia is a period designated for post-baptismal catechesis of the neophytes (newly baptized). They are held during the Easter Season for the newly-baptized (although those who came into full communion with the Church are welcomed as well) up to Pentecost. Sessions are held two times a month and facilitated by the RCIA Director.