Sacraments: Please note, you must be a registered parishioner of IHM for at least 6 months before obtaining a letter of eligibility to be a Godparent or Confirmation Sponsor.

The Sacrament of Baptism is celebrated on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month at
12:30 p.m. Next dates:  April 28th, May 5th & 19th


Instruction/sacramental preparation for parents is held in the Sacred Heart Chapel every other month – January, March, May, July, September and November. Parents of children to be baptized should contact Denise Schmidt at 215-483-1000 between the hours of 9 am to 4 pm to register and make arrangements. The next date for Pre-Jordan class is May 8th at 7:00. P.M. in the chapel. Pre-Jordan sacramental preparation is required for each child to be baptized at IHM.


To adequately prepare to celebrate the Sacrament of Marriage, Archdiocesan policy requires that couples contact one of the priests of the parish at least 6 months in advance.

IHM offers a one day Pre-Cana Seminar that assists couples in preparation for their upcoming marriage. The Pre-Cana is conducted twice a year (Spring and Fall).There is no Spring date at IHM at this time. However, the parishes of Manayunk and East Falls will present the Pre-Cana Marriage Preparation Program for engaged couples on Saturday, May 11, 2019 in Holy Family Parish Hall, 234 Hermitage Street. Cost is $100.oo. To register, please call Holy Family Rectory, 215-482-0450 on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday between 9 AM and 2PM.
Please call Denise Schmidt, parish secretary at 215-483-1000 with any further questions.

RCIA – Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults

This is the program for those interested in initiation into the Catholic Faith. Information is also available for those who may not have completed the Sacraments of Initiation (Baptism, Eucharist, and Confirmation). Please contact the Coordinator of Religious Education, Mary Anne Kostic-King—215-483-4266.