Sacramental Preparation

As Catholics, we live out our faith life in a most special way through the seven Sacraments of the Church. The Sacraments of Initiation are Baptism, Eucharist and Confirmation. The Sacraments of Service are Marriage and Holy Orders. The Sacraments of Healing are Reconciliation and Anointing of the Sick.

SACRAMENTS OF INITIATION
Adult Confirmation – 
This ministry serves any adult Catholic wishing the Sacrament of Confirmation.
Contact:  Sandy Gagnon 816-781-4343 x206  moc.l1547874196iamg@1547874196nonga1547874196g.ene1547874196g1547874196

Baptism – For infant and young child baptism, parent preparation is done through group meetings at the home of a lead couple. Older children receive individual preparation and receive the Sacrament of Baptism at the Easter Vigil. (See RCIA).
Contact: Kirsten Maggi 816-781-4343 x202 gro.y1547874196trebi1547874196l-sem1547874196ajts@1547874196iggam1547874196.nets1547874196rik1547874196

First Communion – The child’s preparation for reception of this sacrament is done in the home. Parents participate in two preparation meetings-one at the beginning of the process and one towards the end-to support them in their efforts. The children celebrate the sacrament with their families during the Easter season. Please check the bulletin for times & dates.
Contact:  Cecilia Richardson 816-781-4343 x208  gro.y1547874196trebi1547874196l-sem1547874196ajts@1547874196ailic1547874196ec1547874196

First Reconciliation –  The child’s preparation for reception of this sacrament is done in the home. Parents participate in two preparation meetings-one at the beginning of the process and the other towards the end-to support them in their efforts. The children will celebrate the sacrament with their families in the fall. Please check the bulletin for times and dates.
Contact:  Cecilia Richardson 816-781-4343 x208  gro.y1547874196trebi1547874196l-sem1547874196ajts@1547874196ailic1547874196ec1547874196

Confirmation – The Rite of Confirmation occurs in the Spring of the 10th grade year.  We meet on the 1st and 3rd Sunday of the Month October through April at 7pm – 8:45pm (after the 6:00pm Mass.). We meet both in small group setting and occasionally as a large group. Registration is in August of freshman year. 
Contact:  Denise Whelan  816-781-4343 x210  denise.whelan@stjames-liberty. org

SACRAMENTS OF SERVICE
Arrangements must be made six months in advance of the ceremony. Marriage instructions are by appointment with one of the priests. According to the Marriage Policy of the Diocese of Kansas City – St. Joseph, the marriage preparation process requires all couples to complete a premarital assessment (FOCCUS), and attend two Saturday sessions given by the Diocese. As an option, couples can be involved in the parish-based Lead Couple Program (four 2-hour sessions) or the Catholic Engaged Encounter weekend.
Contact:  Timothy Armbruster, C.P.P.S 816-781-4343 x203   gro.1547874196ytreb1547874196il-se1547874196majts1547874196@yhto1547874196mitrf1547874196Contact:  Fr. Mike Roach  816-781-4343 x201  gro.y1547874196trebi1547874196l-sem1547874196ajts@1547874196ekimr1547874196f1547874196

Engaged Encounter – One part of preparation for marriage which is offered to our engaged couples is an Engaged Encounter Weekend, presented by a team of two married couples and a priest. Lead couples must be Catholic, be living a sacramental way of life, believe in Natural Family Planning, follow the teachings of the Catholic Church regarding marriage, and be married at least two years. Engaged Encounter Weekends are offered once a month in our Diocese. Lead couples are trained and present about two weekends a year.
Contact:  Timothy Armbruster, C.P.P.S 816-781-4343 x203   gro.1547874196ytreb1547874196il-se1547874196majts1547874196@yhto1547874196mitrf1547874196Contact:  Fr. Mike Roach  816-781-4343 x201  gro.y1547874196trebi1547874196l-sem1547874196ajts@1547874196ekimr1547874196f1547874196

Vocation to Holy Order & Religious Life 
– A great source of blessing to the life of the Church comes from those individuals who are considering a special vocation to religious life or to orders as an ordained minister (priest or deacon). Contact Fr. Timothy if you are interested or praying about this call on your life.
Contact:  Timothy Armbruster, C.P.P.S 816-781-4343 x203   gro.1547874196ytreb1547874196il-se1547874196majts1547874196@yhto1547874196mitrf1547874196

SACRAMENTS OF HEALING
Anointing the Sick
– The Anointing of the Sick is available not only for those in danger of death, but for all who are suffering from serious chronic illness, those of advanced years who are experiencing the fragility and decline of health, and those who are soon to undergo serious surgery.
Contact:  Parish Office (816) 781-4343