Proclaiming Christ and Making Disciples


The life of the Catholic Church revolves around the Eucharistic sacrifice and the Sacraments. There are seven sacraments in the Church: Baptism, Confirmation, Eucharist, Penance, Anointing of the Sick, Matrimony, and Holy Orders.  Contact us to see how we serve you in preparing for or receiving the Sacraments!


Baptism is the very first Sacrament of Initiation into the Catholic community. A person needs to celebrate the Sacrament of Baptism before preparing for First Eucharist, First Reconciliation and Confirmation.

You must be a registered member of Maternity of Mary to have your child baptized. Click here to become a member!

Get Baptized at Maternity of Mary

  1. Parents of infants and children under 7 years old must participate in a Baptism Class. Call the Parish Office for information on when the next class will be: 651-489-8825.
  2. Once class is completed, a priest or staff member will help you schedule your child's Baptism.
  3. Baptisms will be celebrated after Mass, typically on the 3rd Sunday of each month.
  4. Have more questions about this process? Contact Us!




First Reconciliation and First Communion

Our First Sacrament program coincides with our Family Formation nights. The meetings are generally the 1st Sunday of the month from October-May. Contact Austin Busse at for this year's dates!

First Sacraments Program includes:

  1. Ensure that you and your child/ren are registered parishioners.
  2. Enroll in Maternity of Mary's year-long Family Formation Program. Call the Parish Office to enroll: 651-489-8825. This program is offered for parents of children starting in second grade.
  3. The Family Formation Program includes an introductory parent session, attendance at Enrollment Mass in November, completion of an at-home study workbook, attendance at monthly Family Formation Gatherings, and a parent/child retreat experience.
  4. First Reconciliation will be celebrated January 20th 2024.
  5. All first communicants will participate in a rehearsal close to their First Communion date.
  6. First Communion is celebrated in May 5th 2024.

For more information, please contact us.




The sacrament of Confirmation completes the grace of the Sacraments of Initiation by a special outpouring of the gifts of the Holy Spirit, which seal or “confirm” the baptized in union with Christ and equip them for full, active participation in the worship of the Church.  

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1. Our Confirmation two-year program at is open to those entering 7th grade through High School. Sessions are Sunday mornings 9-10:15am generally 1st and 3rd Sunday's of the month.

2. Students preparing for Confirmation will participate in a curriculum involving small groups and content through YDisciple, a web-based youth catechesis platform.

3. Throughout Confirmation prep, students will participate in small groups that meet twice per month during the school year. Groups consist of 5-7 guys or girls of the same age to discuss life, grow in their faith and seek support for the trials and joy of life together.

4. Students preparing for Confirmation will attend a retreat in the winter of both years of their two-year program. 

5. Parents, sponsors, and those seeking Confirmaiton are expected to participate in various preparation sessions during Year 1 and Year 2.

6. Candidates are highly encouraged to serve the Parish in a multitude of ways. Opportunities to get involved will be posted on the parish website.

Volunteer as a Small Group Leader
We need small group leaders! Small groups consist of five or six teens and one or two leaders. Contact Austin Busse for more information.

Adults Seeking Confirmation:
Catholic adults over the age of 18 who have never received the Sacrament of Confirmation should contact the parish office at 651-489-8825.

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Through Sacramental Marriage, a man and a woman enter a covenant of love and mission. This covenant is their response to God’s call to holiness, and is a sign of Christ’s love in the world.

If you are engaged and looking for a place for your wedding, congratulations on your engagement! We rejoice with you on your decision to invite Christ into your marriage.

Want to get married at Maternity of Mary?

1. Contact the parish priest at least six months before your wedding. Enrolling as a parishioner is required.

2. Your priest will reach out about scheduling marriage preparation, which includes completion and discussion of the FOCCUS premarital inventory, attending a marriage preparation weekend, meeting with one of the priests, and preparing the wedding liturgy. 

If you were married outside the Catholic Church, you may seek for your union to be officially recognized by the Church. This is known as convalidation of marriage, and allows you to receive the fullness of Sacraments and Grace.  


Anointing of the Sick


There is no need to wait until a person is at the point of death to receive this Sacrament. A careful judgment about the serious nature of the illness is sufficient. The Sacrament may be repeated if the sick person recovers after the anointing but becomes ill once again, or if, during the same illness, the person’s condition becomes more serious. A person should be anointed before surgery when a dangerous illness is the reason for the intervention.

To arrange for Anointing, please call the Parish Office: 651-489-8825.