Sacraments

Baptism 
For Catholics, the Sacrament of Baptism is the first step in a lifelong journey of 
commitment and discipleship.  Whether we are baptized as infants or adults, 
Baptism is the Church’s way of celebrating and enacting the embrace of God.
 
Contact Cathy Smith in Church Office regarding Baptism Preparation Class.
 
Eucharist 
Catholics believe the celebration of the Eucharist at Mass is the unbloody 
reenactment of Jesus’ crucifixion.  We believe in the real presence of Jesus, who 
died for our sins.  As we receive Christ’s Body and Blood, we also are nourished 
spiritually and brought closer to God.
 
 
Reconciliation 
The Catholic Sacrament of Reconciliation (also known as Penance or Confession) has three elements: conversion, confession and celebration.
 
Reconciliation times are scheduled for:
Saturday 3:30-4:30pm, Monday and Thursday following 5:30pm Mass, First Saturdays following 8:00am Mass, and anytime by appointment.
 
 
Confirmation 
Confirmation is a Catholic Sacrament of mature Christian commitment and a 
deepening of baptismal gifts.  It is one of the three Sacraments of Initiation for 
Catholics.  It is most often associated with the gifts of the Holy Spirit.
 
 
Marriage  
For Catholics, the Sacrament of Marriage, or Holy Matrimony, is a public sign that 
one gives oneself totally to this other person.  It is also a public statement about 
God: the loving union of husband and wife speaks of family values and also God’s 
values.
 
Holy Orders 
In the Sacrament of Holy Orders, or Ordination, the priest being ordained vows 
to lead other Catholics by providing them the sacraments (especially the 
Eucharist and Confession), by proclaiming the Gospel, and by providing other 
means to holiness. 
 
Anointing Of The Sick 
The Catholic Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick, formerly known as Last Rites or 
Extreme Unction, is a ritual of healing‐appropriate not only for physical but also 
for mental and spiritual sickness.
 
 

 

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