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Baptisms are generally celebrated on Saturdays after the 5:00 pm Mass or Sundays after the 9:30 am Mass.  Call the parish office at 895-4720 for more information.


Saturdays 4:00-4:30 pm at Crucifixion Church and at 9:30-10:00 am on Saturdays at Holy Cross Church in Dakota, or by appointment. Communal celebrations are scheduled during the seasons of Advent and Lent. First Reconciliation takes place in Second Grade.   Students are prepared and encouraged to receive their First Reconciliation during our Advent Reconciliation Service.

First Holy Communion

Students in Second Grade are prepared and encouraged to receive their First Holy Communion during a class celebration liturgy on the first Sunday in May. Children, along with a parent/guardian, must also attend a parent/child practice.


Confirmation preparation begins in 9th grade and continues through the 10th grade.  Students who complete the preparation process may be Confirmed in the Spring of their Sophomore year.


The common policy of the Catholic Dioceses of Minnesota requires a six month minimum notice before the date of marriage. We strongly recommend scheduling a wedding six months to a year in advance. Call the parish office at 895-4720 to do so.

Anointing of the Sick

Individual celebrations can be arranged by calling the parish office at 895-4720.

RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults)

A process for adults who are seeking to be baptized and join the Catholic Church. It is also for baptized adults who are interested in completing their full membership into the Catholic Church through the reception of Holy Eucharist and/or Confirmation. This process helps adults grow in their relationship with God, become familiar with Catholic teachings and practices and experience community of faith through friendships and service.

RCIC (Rite of Christian Initiation for Children)

A process for children from first grade through high school who desire to be baptized. It is also for children older than the second grade who are baptized and desire to be prepared to receive the sacraments of Reconciliation and Holy Eucharist. This process requires the involvement and participation of the parents of these children.