Preparation for the Sacraments
We welcome infants and children into the church through the sacramental waters of baptism.
As part of the Baptismal Rite, parents are promising to raise their child in the Faith. So that the Church may have an expectation that the child will be raised in the Faith, parents must be registered, participating members of Saint Peter's for at least 6 months and must attend a baptism preparation class.
Please call the church office to schedule a baptism or to register for a baptismal preparation class: 803-779-0036. Godparents are also welcome.
Formulario del padrino - en Español
The Sacrament of Marriage is a sacred union formed by God between husband and wife. A Marriage Coordinator is available to help an engaged couple to prepare for their marriage in the Church. It is a requirement of the Diocese that the instruction and preparation begin six months prior to the wedding. To begin the preparation for marriage, please look over our extensive wedding page, and then contact the church office if you desire a Catholic Wedding at Saint Peter's.
First Communion, First Reconciliation and Confirmation
Children in Saint Peter's prepare for First Communion, Reconciliation and Confirmation through our Religious Education programs for children and youth.
First Reconciliation and First Holy Communion are usually celebrated during 2nd grade. Students must attend religious education classes at least one year before their year of sacramental preparation.
Confirmation is usually received in 9th grade. Students must have received First Communion, and completed at least one year of religious education prior to their year of sacramental preparation. Sacramental preparation includes Confirmation classes throughout the year.
Adults who wish to prepare for the sacraments can contact the church office to see which program in Adult Formation will best help them on their way. The sacraments are a wonderful gift from God, and we hope to make it as easy as possible for you to avail yourself of them.
God continually invites us to go further on our journey with Him. The Sacrament of Reconciliation offers us the chance to examine our conscience, to confess our sins to Him through the priest and receive absolution. Saint Peter's offers you the chance to partake of this wonderful Sacrament regularly. Our priests hear confessions at the following times:
Saturday: 4-5 PM (in English)
Thursday: 6:30-7:30 PM (in Spanish)
Sunday: 12:15-12:45 PM (in Spanish)
If it has been a long time since you have availed yourself of the sacrament and you would like help preparing or feel you need more time, please contact the parish office: 803-779-0036
Anointing of the Sick
If you are anticipating a surgery or if a member of your family is ill and wishes to receive the sacrament, please contact the parish office to coordinate an anointing: 803.779.0036.
If you feel within you a call from God to devote your life to Him in a special and unique way through the religious life, the diocese of Charleston offers support on the journey of discernment. Please contact the Vocations Office for the Diocese of Charleston to speak with someone about your vocation.
Being a Godparent or Sponsor
Great news! You've been asked to be a godparent for baptism or sponsor for confirmation! It is an honor and a great responsibility to be asked to walk beside a child or adult who is receiving a sacrament and then aid in the ongoing formation of their faith. You will be asking Saint Peter's to provide a letter stating that you are a member of the parish and that, to Fr. Linsky's knowledge, you are a Catholic qualified to act as a sponsor for the Sacraments.
You are a registered parishioner,
You have received the Sacraments of Baptism, First Communion and Confirmation and, if married, you are married in the Catholic Church,
You are participating in Mass weekly and have been engaged in the life of the parish for at least six months.
If you are missing any of these, please call us; we can help! 803-779-0036