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St. Patrick Catholic Church
Buffalo Center, Iowa


Sacramental Opportunities

Mass
Either a Mass or a SCAP (Sunday Celebration in the Absence of a Priest) is celebrated Each Saturday evening at 6:15 PM. Please consult the bulletin for Holy Day Mass times.

Marriage
Please contact the priest no less than 6 months prior to scheduling a wedding in the church. You will be required to meet with the priest for marriage preparation classes, attend a retreat, and complete necessary paperwork.

Anointing of the Sick
Anointing of the Sick is available once or twice a year in conjunction with a Mass and also by contacting the priest. Please let him know if you anticipate surgery or treatments for a serious medical condition.

Reconciliation
Reconciliation is available prior to each Saturday evening Mass, by making an appointment with the priest or by attending a Communal Reconciliation service at an area parish, usually held during Advent or Lent. See the bulletin for schedules.

Baptismal Classes
Baptismal preparation classes must be attended by parents expecting their first child. This consists of a one session class, taught by Deacon Dennis Popowski. Please see the priest to schedule a baptism.

Confirmation
The Sacrament of Confirmation is offered every other year, in the fall, for teens who are 15 years of age or older. Our youth participate in a shared program with youth from St. Patrick-Lake Mills and St. James- Forest City. Candidates must attend monthly sessions, retreats and complete service work throughout the 1 1/4 year process.




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