St. Sebastian offers three paths to Baptism, based on the age of the person being baptized.
- For infants, parents take a special Baptism class.
- Children seeking Baptism may participate in special classes to help prepare them for the sacrament.
- Adults may participate in the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA). Some adults may not be completely ready for Baptism but have important questions about the church and about God. We are happy to talk with you about your spiritual journey.
There has been a change to our Baptism policy, effective January of 2020. Click here to download our Baptism policy along with an additional sponsor form. To schedule a Baptism contact Pat Kennedy: 414-453-1061 Ext 114 and /or send the baptism registration form to firstname.lastname@example.org. To schedule a class contact Jon Metz at 414-453-1061 x125 or email@example.com.
The Sacrament of Reconciliation is available on Sundays, at 5:30pm before the 6:00pm Mass, at our monthly holy hours the 4th Wednesday of the month, or by appointment. You may schedule an appointment by contacting Fr. Peter Patrick Kimani at 414-453-1061 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Are you a Catholic adult who has never celebrated the Sacrament of Confirmation? Are you a baptized Christian who is well founded in faith and is interested in the Catholic Church? Are you an adult Catholic who would like to review the basic teachings and practices of the Church? If you are interested in participating or have questions about Confirmation or Becoming Catholic, please contact Jon Metz at 414-453-1061 x125 or email email@example.com.
Because of its beautiful setting, spiritual significance and welcoming presence, St. Sebastian parish is often the site of weddings.
The sacrament of marriage in the Catholic Church may be between:
- Two baptized Roman Catholics or;
- A baptized Catholic and a person either practicing a particular faith tradition or not.
Couples should plan for a minimum of six months’ preparation for this sacrament, either at St. Sebastian or elsewhere, if the person lives outside of the Milwaukee area.
If this is a second marriage, an annulment from the church may be required in addition to the civil divorce. Please contact the Liturgy office of St. Sebastian to speak with someone to determine your specific needs.
If you’re legally married but not married in the church, you can request a “validation.” This grants the couple sacramental marriage in the eyes of the Catholic Church.
Contact: Julia Galligan at 414-453-1061, ext 117 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Anyone experiencing serious illness or serious imminent medical procedures is encouraged to experience the church’s second sacrament of healing: Anointing of the Sick. It is not reserved for persons close to death. Rather, it is intended to provide comfort and healing for anyone with serious physical, mental or spiritual concerns. This sacrament may be experienced in two ways:
- Individually – At your home, the hospital, nursing home or other location. It may also include Reconciliation.
- Communally – At Mass, either when such a service is scheduled for the community, or when someone requests it during a Sunday or weekday Mass.
Although some people may receive the sacrament more than once in their lives, it is not recommended to receive the sacrament more than once within twelve months.
Contact: Julia Galligan at 414-453-1061, ext 117 or email@example.com.
Joe Sheehan, our Child Sacramental Minister, will guide you and your child step by step towards the Celebration of First Reconciliation (Confession) and First Eucharist (First Communion). Students must have completed at least one year of Faith Formation, either through Catholic school or faith formation programs, to begin the formal process of any sacrament. Registration and fees for child sacramental preparation are separate from those formation experiences. Download information below.
- 2022-2023 1st Reconciliation & 1st Eucharist Program
Contact Joe Sheehan with any questions: firstname.lastname@example.org
Confirmation is an important milestone in the sacramental and spiritual life of a Catholic. It allows young people to learn more deeply about their Catholic faith, focused on our beliefs, morals and practices. The journey guides them through a mature examination of this faith, hoping to help them make a willful and intentional commitment to live and serve in the Spirit of Christ. Many of us were baptized as babies, our parents and godparents choosing to raise us in the Catholic tradition. At Confirmation, we say YES to our baptism, YES to living a call to discipleship and YES to following the example and teachings of Jesus Christ.
There are several components to a complete and successful Confirmation program. The archdiocese mandates a retreat, liturgical worship, sponsor involvement, community service, an interview and a letter of intent. All of these are meant to enhance the preparation process and a young person’s capacity to say YES. These components will be explained at the orientation session. Please plan to attend this important session with your young person. There are two options for attending the orientation this year. Parents must attend either session if they hope to register their 11th or 12th grader for the confirmation program: Sunday August 21st following the 10:30am mass or Monday, August 22nd at 6pm- both sessions will meet in the Adult Formation Room.
This year our group will meet on Sunday mornings, 9am-10:20am.
Regular attendance, as well as participation, in mass and during our catechetical sessions
are required for successful completion of this sacramental preparation.
Youth Minister & Human Concerns Coordinator
414-453-7150 x123 or 414-998-4785 - cell
22-23 Confirmation Program Schedule
Register for confirmation
Understandably, funerals often happen suddenly and offer little preparation time. St. Sebastian is prepared for this and is committed to supporting and consoling those grieving the loss of a loved one. Many liturgical options exist to provide spiritual healing in the family’s time of need.
A memorial Mass is also common, especially when the deceased lived in another State and had a funeral in their place of residence. A memorial Mass would not have the casket or ashes present since the funeral already occurred, and could be done at most any time – even several weeks or months later.
If you or a loved one would like to pre-plan a funeral, materials and staff are available to assist you.
Contact: Julia Galligan at 414-453-1061, ext. 117 or email@example.com