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

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 the priests 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 becomes critical.


SACRAMENTS OF INITIATION
Baptism
COVID UPDATE: Baptisms are celebrated on Saturdays by appointment. Call the parish office at 636-332-9225 to schedule. A baptismal class is required if this is your first child or if you have not taken the class before. Baptismal classes are held once a month. Please call the church office for dates, time, and registration.
COVID UPDATE: Baptismal Class is offered by appointment. Call the parish office at 636-332-9225 to schedule.

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)

Thursdays: 5:00-6:00 PM
Saturdays: 4:00-4:45 PM
Church Family Room
Or by appointment. Call the parish office at 636-332-9225 to schedule.
Frequently Asked Questions

Anointing of the Sick
This sacrament gives strength and support and can be administered to anyone struggling with any serious physical, mental, or spiritual illness.
The Sacrament of Anointing offers prayers for recovery, but primarily gives spiritual healing and the Holy Spirit’s peace and courage for the difficulties of illness or the frailty of old age.

Anointing is not to be delayed for any serious illness or operation. A person who has been anointed does not need to be anointed again within the same illness. It is also important to be prepared to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation when receiving the Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick (if they are able).

Please call the church office to schedule an appointment with one of the priests.

SACRAMENTS OF VOCATION
Marriage
Marriage is a covenant by which a man and woman establish between themselves a partnership of the whole of life, which of its very nature is ordered to the well-being of the spouses and to the procreation and upbringing of children. Please call the church office at 636-332-9225 before setting a date. Preparation takes at least six months.

Wedding Packet

For questions about Marriage Annulment, contact Cyndi at 636-332-9225 ext. 234 or [email protected].

Questions about Marriage, Divorce, and Nullity
Marriage Nullity Process

Holy Orders and Consecrated (Religious) Life 
If you are a Catholic man or woman who believes you might have a calling to the consecrated life as a religious brother or sister, visit our Holy Orders page or contact one of our priests or deacons 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.

Funeral Planning
View our guidelines for planning a funeral at St. Patrick Parish.

A Catholic Guide to End-of-Life Decisions for Individuals and Families
This guide is from the Missouri Catholic Conference and includes Missouri’s Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care form that Catholics may use. 

St. Patrick Cemetery and Columbarium

Mass Intentions
To have Mass celebrated for either a deceased family member or a 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 $10. 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