St. Catherine of Genoa Roman Catholic Church


     Parents who would like to have their infant baptized should make an appointment for an interview with Deacon Bill Stankevitz well in advance of the desired date of baptism. Please call the Parish Secretary to fill out paperwork for your child's Baptismal Certificate.

     Parents will attend a Baptismal Preparation class with Deacon Bill (usually on the 3rd Sunday of the month).

     Baptisms are typically done on the first Sunday of the month at the 10:00am Mass; however, other times may be arranged with Fr. Francis or Deacon Bill.

First Reconciliation

Second Grade Sacrament

     A copy of your child’s Baptismal Certificate is required before receiving this sacrament.

First Holy Communion
Second Grade Sacrament

     A copy of your child’s Baptismal Certificate is required before receiving this sacrament.

     First Holy Communion will be a dedicated Mass held in the Spring of the second grade year.

Confirmation I

     Confirmation Preparation is a 2-year process. Every student 7th Grade and older beginning their first year will be in Confirmation I.

 Confirmation II

     Students who have completed Confirmation I last year will be in Confirmation II this year.

 Dedicated Confirmation Mass

     After completing Confirmation II in the Spring, students will be Confirmed the following Fall.

 Sacrament Preparation Program

     For students who are in 3rd Grade or older who have not yet received their sacraments of First Reconciliation and/or First Holy Communion, should attend this program to get “caught up” so they can join the Second Graders in the Spring at the Dedicated First Holy Communion Mass.

R.C.I.A. The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults

     This is an adult education program designed to help welcome and inform those individuals who are looking to deepen and strengthen their walk with God, interested in learning more about the Catholic faith, and are thinking about being baptized in the Roman Catholic Church.
     R.C.I.A. is also for baptized Catholics who never received First Confession, First Holy Communion, or Confirmation.
     Classes begin in the Fall and continue once a week through Lent. Watch the Parish Bulletin the end of Summer for announcements about R.C.I.A.  Sacraments will be received at the Easter Vigil Mass.



     Couples should make contact with Fr. Francis four to six months prior to the proposed wedding date. Couples will meet with Father several times as part of the marriage preparation. A brochure is available to explain the marriage preparation policy.

Anointing of the Sick

     The Sacrament of the Sick is for those who have a physical, spiritual, or psychological illness which is constant and needs prayer. Examples are: heart condition, diabetes, cancer, asthma, addiction, chronic pain, severe depression, or for those who are elderly and subject to illness. People of all ages who are Catholic may be anointed.
     The sign of the sacrament of the sick is the laying on of hands and the anointing with oil on the forehead and hands. The “laying on of hands” signifies calling on the power of the Holy Spirit. The oil for the sacrament is blessed b the Bishop on Holy Thursday. Oil has been an agent of healing and strength.

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