Sacraments

Baptism
Parents should contact the Pastor soon after the child is born to make arrangements. Call the Downtown Catholic offices at 302–652–0743 or email office@downtowncatholic.com.

Confirmation
Each year young parishioners, as early as 8th grade, are given the opportunity to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation if they have not already done so. Click here to register your child for Confirmation.

Adults who wish to be confirmed, should contact the Rector for more information.  

Holy Eucharist
First Holy Communion is meant for children seven years of age and older who have not yet begun to receive Holy Communion. Click here to register your child for Penance and First Holy Communion.

Penance
Every Monday to Thursday: 4:30 pm to 5:15 pm. Confessions are also heard by appointment; contact the Parish Office.

Sacrament of the Sick
In 1972, the His Holiness Pope Paul VI reminded us that this sacrament "is not a sacrament for those only who are at the point of death.  Hence, as soon as any one of the faithful begins to be in danger of death from sickness or old age, the appropriate time for him to receive this sacrament has certainly already arrived."  Please inform the Parish Office about Parishioners who need this sacrament as early in the illness as possible.  

Holy Matrimony
Please contact the Pastor at least one year in advance of the date on which you wish to be married and prior to making any arrangements for a reception. The Diocese of Wilmington has a twelve-month preparation program for engaged couples.

Holy Orders
(Priesthood and Diaconate)  and Religious Life
If you believe you have a vocation to priesthood, religious life, or the diaconate, please contact Father McQuaide or Father Carroll, who serves as Director of Priestly & Religious Vocations for the Catholic Diocese of Wilmington.  Click here to visit the website of the diocese's Office of Priestly and Religious Vocations.