Preparation for the Sacraments

Baptism
​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. Please call the church office to schedule a Baptism or to attend a Baptismal Preparation Meeting: 803-779-0036. Godparents are also welcome. Registration is required. Please contact Donna Tomasini at donna@visitstpeters.org or 803-779-0036 with any questions.


Marriage​
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 the program of religious education. Adults who wish to prepare for the sacraments can contact Donna Tomasini 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.

Reconciliation

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 every Saturday at 4 pm. If it has been a long time since you have availed yourself of the sacrament and you would like help preparing please contact the Church office.  

 


Anointing of the Sick 

If a member of your family is ill and wants to receive the sacrament to strengthen them, please let the parish know. Hospitals are no longer allowed to inform us, so we must rely on you to reach us so we can offer this Sacrament. Please contact the Parish office and tell them that you, or a loved one, are in need of this sacrament and how to reach you.

Holy Orders

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 diocese vocation office to find more information.

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.

 

This means:

  • 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 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