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1439 S. 12th Street
Sheboygan, WI 53081
Office Hours: 8:00 am to 4:00 pm, Monday-Friday
St. Peter Claver
SS. Cyril & Methodius
Emergency Parish Phone Number: 920-918-7021
(FAQ) FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How do I become a Catholic?
Persons who have never been baptized receive the Sacraments of Initiation (Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist). Persons baptized in another Christian tradition complete their initiation with the Sacraments of Confirmation and Eucharist. Adults follow the RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) and children follow the RCIC (Rite of Christian Initiation for Children). A person can enter the process when they perceive God’s call. The various stages and rites extend over a lengthy period of time. The exact amount of time is dependent upon the person’s individual faith journey.
How do I join one of the Tri-Parishes?
Please contact the parish office if you have any questions on becoming a member of one of the southside parishes.
How much is tuition at Christ Child Academy?
Tuition costs vary based on the grade level and whether or not the student is a parish member. Please visit the Christ Child Academy website for current tuition cost. Tuition assistance may be available.
We are getting married. What is our first step?
The initial contact with the church and presider must be done at least 6 months prior to the wedding date.
Why is an “Engaged Enrichment Program” required?
The Catholic church believes this program offers you an opportunity to continue to evaluate and appreciate your strengths and limitations in a caring manner and deepen your relationship with each other and God.
Do I have to be Catholic to be married in a Catholic Church?
Either the bride or groom must be Catholic and a registered member of one of the tri-parishes at least 6 months prior to the wedding date. Former members of a parish may celebrate their wedding in our church with the written permission of their current pastor.
Who can receive the Sacrament of the Sick?
The Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick is administered to those who are ill with a serious sickness, or to those who are in a weak condition because of old age, or to those who are about to undergo serious surgery.
Can Catholics be cremated?
Yes. The prohibition against cremation no longer exists, since cremation no longer symbolizes a denial of bodily resurrection. In many cases, cremation may be the most affordable type of burial. Ordinarily a funeral liturgy will be celebrated with the body present before cremation. In the event that the body cannot be present, a Memorial Mass for the deceased may be celebrated with the family with or without the cremains present.
Can Catholics donate their body to medical science?
Yes. Donor cards can be obtained from any hospital. Ordinarily a funeral liturgy will be celebrated with the body present before donation of the body to medical science. In the event that the body cannot be present, a Memorial Mass for the deceased may be celebrated with the family.
Can Catholics be buried in a non-Catholic cemetery?
Can non-Catholics be buried in a family plot in a Catholic cemetery?