301 N. 4th Street, Oregon, IL 61061
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(815) 732-7383
211 N. Franklin Avenue, Polo, IL 61064
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(815) 946-2535

Sacraments

Baptism

The Sacrament of Baptism is celebrated throughout the year. Parents are required to participate in a pre-baptismal class prior to the Baptism of their first child. Arrangements both for the Baptism as well as the class can be made by contacting the Parish Office.

Confirmation

The Sacrament of Confirmation is conferred by the Bishop on a schedule determined by the Chancery Office.

Penance / Reconciliation

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Any time by appointment. Please contact the Parish Office to schedule your confession appointment time.

Eucharist

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Holy Communion is brought to the homebound and the sick when requested. Please contact the Parish office.

Except for illness or serious reason, the faithful are to fast from all foods and liquids (except water) for one full hour prior to the reception of the Holy Eucharist.

Anointing of The Sick

The communal anointing of the sick is scheduled for the weekend liturgies in February on the World Day of the Sick and in the Fall on the Feast of Christ the King. The individual reception of this Sacrament of Healing should take place whenever a person is seriously ill, or prior to a surgery, or in danger of death. Please call the Parish Office to schedule an appointment.

Holy Orders

This Sacrament is received at the call of the Bishop.

Matrimony

In order that the process of sacramental preparation for marriage may be scheduled and completed, all marriage arrangements must begin at least six (6) months in advance of the desired date. It is the official policy of the Diocese of Rockford that those to be married must be at least 19 years old and that they take part in an instructional program that includes a pre-marriage seminar. All wedding arrangements must be made with the Pastor. Please call the Parish Office.

Funeral Masses

Arrangements for the time and day of a Funeral Mass are usually worked out with the Funeral Home after which the parish is contacted. Visiting priests are always welcome to celebrate a Funeral Mass.