Baptism is the sacrament that welcomes an infant into our Catholic Christian community. (Adults seeking Baptism are invited to enter the RCIA program). Baptism is a special time for the entire family as they reflect on their faith and how they will share it with their child.

Guidelines for preparation:

- Parents are members of the parish in which the sacrament is received.

- Prior to the baptism of their infant children, a first-time parents are required by the church to attend a pre-baptism preparation course so that they understand the responsibilities they are about to undertake with respect to educating their children in the faith.

 

For further information, please contact the Parish Office at 706.648.2599.

To all of you who are on the journey towards Confirmation and full initiation into the Catholic Church, we are so glad that you have chosen to confirm your baptismal promises.

Pre-Confirmation is for students who have completed a parish catechesis program who would like to begin the Confirmation process. 

Confirmation Preparation is for students who have completed Pre-Confirmation at St. Peter the Rock Parish.

 

For further information, please contact the Parish Office at 706.648.2599.

It's First Reconciliation & Communion Families with children preparing for the celebration of a sacrament are entering a special time in the life of their family.

It is a time to reflect on the meaning of the sacrament and the ways in which their family life reflects it’s meaning.

The sacrament of reconciliation enables us to celebrate God's mercy. Children work together with their parents and catechists in preparation for receiving this sacrament.

 

For further information, please contact the Parish Office at 706.648.2599.

 

 

SACRAMENTS

BAPTISM

FIRST COMMUNION & RECONCILIATION

CONFIRMATION

THE MATRIMONY

The marriage covenant, by which a man and woman form with each other an intimate communion of life and love, has been founded and endowed with its own special laws by the Creator. By its very nature it is ordered to the good of the couple, as well as to the generation and education of children. Christ the Lord raised marriage between the baptized to the dignity of a sacrament. –CCC, no. 1660

 

Thank you for choosing St. Peter the Rock Parish to celebrate your Sacrament of Matrimony. We will be glad to answer any questions you have pertaining to the below.

Please contact the Parish Office at 706.648.2599 at least six months before planning your marriage celebration.

 

VISIT THE SICK

The Homebound and Sick Ministry of St. Peter the Rock Parish strives to maintain that special connection of church-life with those who are either temporarily or permanently unable to attend Mass.

The priest, deacons, and this small group of dedicated, caring parishioners in this ministry will provide the Holy Eucharist when requested, will share the Sunday’s Gospel, a listening ear and a chat or simply a card or telephone call.

Visits are prearranged between the parishioner and minister. Special bonds are formed, especially with the Homebound.

 

For further information, please contact the Parish Office at 706.648.2599.   

RCIA

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (“RCIA”) is a Sacramental formation process based on the fundamental values of the Christian way of life as reflected in our parish community.

Throughout the RCIA journey, we grow in knowledge and understanding of the Catholic Faith while at the same time being open to the transforming and renewing power of the Holy Spirit.

The format of instruction is group presentation, individual study and prayer. Sponsors from our community companion and support our candidates on their spiritual journey.

Our goal is to prepare the catechumens and candidates for full initiation into the Catholic Church and a lifelong committment of sharing in the Paschal mystery.

The group meets weekly on Wednesdays from 7:00-8:pm after the Mass in certain months.

 

For further information, please contact the Parish Office at 706.648.2599.

 

ANOINTING OF THE SICK

Christ’s compassion toward the sick and his healings of almost every kind of infirmity are a resplendent sign that “God has visited his people.” (CCC, no. 1503, citing Lk 7:16)

 

1. When should we receive the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick?

The proper time for receiving this holy anointing has certainly arrived when the believer begins to be in danger of death because of illness or old age. Each time a Christian falls seriously ill, he may receive the Anointing of the Sick, and also when, after he has received it, the illness worsens. (CCC, nos. 1528, 1529)

 

2. Who are the ministers of the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick?

Only priests and bishops can give the sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick, using oil blessed by the bishop, or if necessary by the celebrating presbyter [priest or celebrant] himself. (CCC, no. 1530)

 

3. What are the effects of the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick?

The special grace of the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick has as its effects:the uniting of the sick person to the passion of Christ, for his own good and that of the whole Church;[giving the sick person the strength], peace, and courage to endure in a Christian manner the sufferings of illness or old age;[imparting] the forgiveness of sins, if the sick person was not able to obtain it through the sacrament of Penance;[providing for] the restoration of health, if it is conducive to the salvation of his soul;[helping the sick person in] the preparation for passing over to eternal life. (CCC, no. 1532).

 

For further information, please contact the Parish Office at 706.648.2599.

 

 

706.648.2599 (phone)
706.648.4040 (fax)
St. Peter the Rock Catholic Church
3594 Barnesville Hwy.
Thomaston - GA 30286