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Holy Communion

As Catholics, we full participate in the celebration of the Eucharist when we receive Holy Communion. We are encouraged to receive devoutly and frequently. In order to be properly disposed to receive Holy Communion, one should not be conscious of grave sin and normally should have fasted for one hour. A frequent reception of the Sacrament of Penance encouraged for all.

Baptism

Requesting the Sacrament of Baptism for a child involves a serious obligation and faith commitment on the part of both parents. In order to prepare the parents and godparents for this task, they will be requested to attend a Baptismal Preparation Class prior to the baptism. To register call the Parish Office (478-272-0266). A date for the Baptism cannot be set until the necessary preparation has taken place. Parents are encouraged to begin preparation prior to the birth of their child.

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Confirmation

Candidates are those already baptized and who have received the necessary information in religious education. Candidates must be at least in the 7th or 8th grade to receive the Sacrament.

Reconciliation

The Sacrament is celebrated each Saturday at 5:00 PM until 5:45 PM at Immaculate Conception in Dublin. It is celebrated on Thursday afternoon at 5:00 PM at St. William in Sandersville. Additional opportunities for receiving this Sacrament are made available during Advent and Lent.

Anointing of the Sick

The Sacrament is administered on request to those who are ill at home, in the hospital or nursing home. Please call the Parish Office (272-0266).

Matrimony

Congratulations on your engagement! Call the Parish Office (272-0266) to make arrangements at least six (6) months in advance! It is necessary that either the prospective bride or groom or their family be registered members in good standing of Immaculate Conception or St. William Parish.

Holy Orders

If you desire help in discerning God’s will for your life and that He may be calling you to a vocation to serve the people of God in the Priesthood of Jesus Christ, contact the Diocesan Vocation Office (912) 925-4725,  or ask to speak to the parish priest.

Precepts of the Church

  • You shall attend Mass on Sundays and holy days of obligation.
  • You shall go to confession at least once a year.
  • You shall receive the Sacrament of the Eucharist at least once a year particularly during the Easter Season.
  • You shall observe the days of fasting and abstinence established by the Church.
  • You shall help provide for the material needs of the church in whatever way you can.