Sacraments are outward signs of grace instituted by Christ to give us a share in God’s own life and make us holy. Sacraments build up the Church and give worship to God. There are seven sacraments:
In Baptism, we are born anew as adopted children of God, and become members of the Church.
Baptism is usually celebrated within our weekend worship services, and a preparation class is required. Please contact the Parish office two months before the anticipated Baptism date.
Holy Eucharist (Communion)
This is one of the Sacraments of initiation and provides ongoing nourishment and strength for members of our Church. Eucharist is celebrated at every Mass. Most members prepare for their First Eucharist in 2nd grade during weekly Faith-Formation classes. However, we welcome anyone at any age to prepare for this Sacrament.
Confirmation strengthens us in the Holy Spirit.
Preparation for youth takes place during their junior year of high school. Youth need to have received the sacraments of Baptism, Reconciliation, and Eucharist, as well as completed Faith-Formation classes prior to being confirmed. Classes begin in September and end in spring when the Bishop typically confers the sacrament.
For adults, special sessions are held during the year for those who wish to receive the sacrament.
Reconciliation is a sacrament of healing in which we receive forgiveness for our sins.
Individual Reconciliation can be received every Saturday at 3:00 p.m. or by calling the Parish office for an appointment. There are also special services held throughout the year where many gather for communal prayer and receive individual Reconciliation either during or after the service.
Youth prepare for First Reconciliation during Faith-Formation classes while in the 2nd grade. Adults prepare in a customized format of Faith-Formation classes.
Anointing of the Sick
“This sick should call for the elders of the church and have them pray over them, anointing them with oil in the name of the Lord.” -James 5:14
If you are anticipating surgery or are suffering from an illness and desire the Anointing of the Sick or a visit from our pastoral staff, please call or email the Parish office or talk to the Pastor before or after Mass.
Holy Orders is a Sacrament of vocation where men commit their lives to participation in Christ’s priesthood in a unique way. Through Holy Orders, sacred powers to serve God’s people are given.
If you are considering entering Holy Orders and need help contemplating your vocation, please contact the Parish office.
“They are no longer two, but one flesh… what God has joined together, no human being must separate.” -Mark 10:8-9
Marriage is a Sacrament of service to another. For those wishing to marry, please contact the office at least six months prior to the anticipated wedding date in order to have ample time to prepare for this celebration.
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