6th & Broadway
Paducah, Kentucky 42001

Parish Office: 116 S 6th Street
Phone: (270) 442-1923
Fax: 270-443-4616

Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA)

This process is for adults and youth, above the age of reason, who are interested in learning more about the Catholic faith.  We gather on Tuesday evenings, 6:30-8:00 pm, in the St. Jane Frances Religious Education Center. Contact Zach Ault at 270-442-1923.

Sacrament of Reconciliation

The sacrament of Reconciliation is celebrated communally two times a year, during the Advent and Lenten Season. Other opportunities for Reconciliation are before the weekday Masses on Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 11:30-11:50 a.m., and Saturday from 3:30-4:30 p.m. The sacrament is also available by appointment.

Sacrament of Baptism

Baptisms are usually celebrated during one of the regularly scheduled weekend Masses. Instructions for parents of children under the age of seven are offered upon request. Parents and Godparents are encouraged to schedule the preparation before the birth of the child. Call the Parish Office to schedule the preparation.

Sacrament of First Reconciliation & First Communion

Preparation for the first reception of these sacraments are provided in the parish for all second grade children inclusive of the Catholic school, parish faith formation and home school programs. Parental involvement is part of the sacramental preparation. All children are required by diocesan policy to be enrolled in formal religious education classes two years before receiving these sacraments.

Sacrament of Confirmation

Preparation for this sacrament is with 9th graders or any high school student enrolled in Paducah Area Faith Formation or St. Mary High School. All candidates for confirmation are required by diocesan policy to be enrolled in formal religious education classes two years before receiving this sacrament.

Sacrament of Marriage

Couples wishing to enter into a Christian Marriage are asked to contact the pastor for an appointment. Diocesan policy requires that marriage preparation be scheduled at least six months before the intended date of marriage. Part of the required preparation is a participation in Sponsor Couple or Engaged Couples Encounter. Reservation of the Church and Parish can be made nine months in advance of the wedding date. Contact the parish office for guidelines.


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