Holy Trinity & St. Mary, Queen of Heaven

​Catholic Parishes

Sacraments


Sacrament of Baptism

Parishioners who wish to have their child baptized should contact Fr. Craig during pregnancy to schedule a Baptism.  First-time parents will receive classes in preparation.


Resources to prepare for the Sacrament of Baptism can be found here:

     -Vatican, Catechism of the Catholic Church - Entries 1213-1284

     -Archdiocese of Cincinnati - Baptism

​     -Loyola Press - Baptism

​     -New Advent - Catholic Encyclopedia (more technical)


Any adult desiring to be baptized should contact Fr. Craig and also take a look at the Rite of Christian Initiation section below for more information.



Sacrament of Reconciliation

The Sacrament of Reconciliation isn't meant to be scary. Jesus instituted this wonderful sacrament because He knows we need it.  We ALL need it.  It is through this sacrament that the love and mercy of Jesus is offered to humankind. It is Christ who is hearing your confession and Christ who is forgiving your sins, through His ordained minister, the priest.  


Before you go to Confession, it is good to begin with a prayer, asking God for the courage to be honest with yourself as you review past thoughts, words and actions, calling to mind how we failed to love God and others through what we have done or what we have failed to do.


To make a valid confession, we are required to confess all previously unconfessed mortal sins of which we are aware.  We may also confess one or more unconfessed venial sins, although this is not strictly required. If you do not have any serious sins, to receive absolution you must confess at least one venial sin.


If you have been away from the sacrament for a while, the priest is happy to walk you through what to do, and if necessary, can even help you make a quick examination of conscience. There is nothing to fear! 


Saturday 9:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. -- Holy Trinity

Sunday 8:00 a.m. - St. Mary Queen of Heaven

Sunday 10:30 a.m. -- Holy Trinity

And after all weekday Masses or by appointment (fr.craig@holytrinity-ac.org) 

  


Resources to prepare for the Sacrament of Reconciliation can be found here:

     -Vatican, Catechism of the Catholic Church - Entries 1422-1498

     -Archdiocese of Cincinnati - Reconciliation & Penance

     -Loyola Press - Reconciliation

     -New Advent - Catholic Encyclopedia (more technical)


First Reconciliation

Education regarding the Sacrament of Reconciliation is conducted through the PREP program at the 2nd grade level.  Parents desiring for their child to go through First Reconciliation classes should contact Andy Barczak or Fr. Craig.



​Sacrament of Eucharist

Communion to the Hospitalized & Homebound

If you or someone you know is hospitalized or homebound and would like to receive Eucharist and/or the Sacrament of the Anointing, please contact Fr. Craig to arrange a time to receive.


First Eucharist

Education preparing children for first Eucharist is conducted through the PREP program at the 2nd grade level.  Parents desiring for their child to go through First Eucharist classes should contact Andy Barczak or Fr. Craig.


If you are an adult desiring to receive classes in preparation for First Eucharist, contact Andy Barczak or Fr. Craig and also take a look at the Rite of Christian Initiation section below for more information.


Resources to prepare for the Sacrament of Eucharist can be found here:



Sacrament of Confirmation

Preparation for Confirmation is completed outside of the high school PREP program.  Anyone interested in receiving the Sacrament of Confirmation should contact Andy Barczak or Fr. Craig.

Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA)

Any adult (18+) interested in joining the Catholic Church (Baptism) or receiving First Reconciliation, Eucharist, and/or Confirmation should contact Andy Barczak or Fr. Craig.  Classes take approximately 8 months and begin in early Fall.


Resources to prepare for the Sacrament of Confirmation can be found here:



Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick

If you or someone you know desires to receive the Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick, please contact Fr. Craig.  This Sacrament can be received more than once for serious health concerns, and should always be sought in life-threatening situations.


Resources to prepare for the Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick can be found here:



Sacrament of Holy Orders

Anyone considering a vocation to priesthood or religious life is encouraged to contact either Fr. Craig or the Archdiocesan vocations office to explore the possibility of a vocation to Holy Orders or Consecrated Life.



Resources to prepare for the Sacrament of Holy Orders can be found here:

     -Vatican, Catechism of the Catholic Church - Entries 1536-1600

     -Archdiocese of Cincinnati - Holy Orders

​     -Loyola Press - Holy Orders

​     -New Advent - Catholic Encyclopedia (more technical)



Sacrament of Matrimony

Anyone wishing to be married at either Holy Trinity or St. Mary, Queen of Heaven must contact Fr. Craig at least 6 months prior to the desired wedding date.  An initial interview and preparation must be completed prior to receiving the Sacrament.

Please do not schedule/announce your wedding date prior to meeting with the priest.



Resources to prepare for the Sacrament of Matrimony can be found here: