405 S. Church St., Wentzville, MO 63385 | 636-332-9225

Sacraments

Sacraments

SACRAMENTAL EMERGENCIES
Call the parish office at 636-332-9225. If the parish office is closed, and it is an emergency, call the parish office and listen carefully for the prompt that will tell you how to access Fr. Fischer, Fr. Kavanagh, or a priest who is on call for them, during the evening, night, and weekend.

Because a priest cannot always be available, you are urged to notify the parish whenever anyone is seriously ill. Every effort will be made to assure that the sacraments are available before the situation become critical.


SACRAMENTS OF INITIATION
Baptism
Celebrated on Sundays. Please call to set an appointment. Instructions are required. Baptismal classes are held once a month. Please call the church office for dates, time, and registration.

Eucharist
Refer to our Mass Schedule to receive this sacrament.

Eucharist for Homebound, Sick, and Care Centers
Many of our parishioners are unable to attend Mass regularly due to illnesses and other circumstances. Arrangements can be made for someone from the parish to visit on a weekly basis to bring the Eucharist to these individuals. Please call the rectory office for the Eucharist to be brought to a homebound or sick person, or for a hospital visit.

St. Patrick also services the spiritual needs of the two care facilities within our parish bounds - Parklane Care and Rehabilitation Center and Twin Oaks Assisted Living. Mass is celebrated once a month with residents at these locations in addition to Extraordinary Ministers of Communion who come in the other weeks. In addition to these facilities, St. Patrick can arrange for communion to be given at other institutions.

Confirmation
Children are prepared for Confirmation in
eighth grade, at either St. Patrick School or our Parish School of Religion (PSR). Adults and high school students who have not received the Sacrament of Confirmation should call the church office and speak to one of the priests.
 Frequently Asked Questions

SACRAMENTS OF HEALING
Reconciliation (Penance)
Thursday • 5:00-6:00 PM
Saturday • 4:00-4:45 PM
 
Frequently Asked Questions

 Sacrament of Reconciliation: Explained

Anointing of the Sick
This sacrament is intended for any who suffer serious physical, mental, or spiritual illness. Please call the church office and speak to one of the priests.

SACRAMENTS OF VOCATION
Marriage
Please call the church office before setting a date. Preparation takes at least six months. More information can be found in our Wedding Packet.

Holy Orders and Consecrated (Religious) Life 
Please contact Fr. Fischer or Fr. Kavanagh if you have any questions.
Archdiocese of St. Louis Office of Vocations

SACRAMENTALS
Funerals
Funerals must be scheduled with a priest of the parish. Please do not finalize or publish any arrangements before receiving confirmation on the time and date from the priest.

Mass Intentions
To have Mass celebrated for either for a deceased family member or friend or for a special intention at St. Patrick, please stop by the parish office. Each diocesan bishop sets a suggested offering for a Mass intention, and here in the Archdiocese of St. Louis it is $5. We can also provide cards to send people to inform them of the Mass. A card and the Mass or Masses said, can be a great comfort to a grieving family.

The Sacraments
The whole liturgical life of the Church revolves around the Eucharistic sacrifice and the sacraments. There are seven sacraments in the Church: Baptism, Confirmation or Chrismation, Eucharist, Penance, Anointing of the Sick, Holy Orders, and Matrimony.

Sacraments are "powers that come forth" from the Body of Christ, which is ever-living and life-giving. They are actions of the Holy Spirit at work in his Body, the Church. They are "the masterworks of God" in the new and everlasting covenant.

Catechism of the Catholic Church 1113 & 1116

 Questions about Marriage, Divorce, and Nullity

 Marriage Nullity Process