Welcome to St. John the Evangelist Church.
Below is a list of each of the Seven Sacraments, and information
leading you to the "next step" for each one.
(NOTE: If you are seeking sacraments of initiation, whether for a child or for yourself as an adult, please be sure to
first request permission from the pastor in the town where you reside.
If you are an Agawam resident, please fill out the census form and contact the parish secretary, 786-8105 x101.)
Sacraments of Initiation
For Baptism preparation, complete the census form, and reach out to the Parish secretary, 413-786-8105 x101.
EUCHARIST & CONFIRMATION
Children: St. John's offers First Communion and Confirmation preparation as part of the PreK-High School Religious Education program. To enroll, complete the census form, and then contact Roxanne Casiello, Religious Education Director.
Adults: Please contact the parish secretary, 413-786-8105 x101, to inquire about RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults).
Sacraments of Healing
Confession at Saint John's is scheduled at 2:45-3:45 pm on Saturdays, and 4:30-5:30 on Wednesdays. For Confessions for the sick and homebound, please call the Rectory office for an appointment at 413-786-8105.
ANOINTING OF THE SICK
For Anointing for the sick and homebound, please call the Rectory office for an appointment at 413-786-8105. Please do not wait until a person is actively dying before calling.
Sacraments of Vocation
Are you discerning a Vocation to the Priesthood or religious life? If so, please call Father John Reardon via the Diocese of Springfield 413-452-0811. May God Bless you for considering the religious life!
Arrangements for Holy Matrimony at Saint John's will need to be made at least one year in advance of your wedding date. Please call the Rectory office at 413-786-8105 and we will be happy to help you. Beloved marriage prep is available in the Fall and in the Spring.
THE SACRAMENTS...A MANIFISTATION OF GOD'S MERCY
The Sacraments of the new law were all instituted by Jesus Christ our Lord: CCC 1114