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Sacraments

The Sacraments of the Church are the foundation of every Catholic Life; they continue God’s work of salvation in our present day.  The sacraments are visible signs of the invisible reality of God and his great love for us all.  These signs of grace were instituted by Christ and entrusted to the Church.  Each sacramental event offers us an encounter with Christ leading us to the Father in the Spirit, in the context of the community of believers.  In that experience of faith and grace, we share a deeper, loving union with the Lord and the community.

 

The sacraments of initiation - Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist lay the foundations of the Christian life.  In Baptism the faithful are freed from sin and incorporated into the life of Christ.  Sealed and strengthened with the Spirit to be a more fervent disciple of the Lord Jesus through Confirmation, we then come to the table to be nourished by Christ’s body and blood, the food of eternal life.  It is through the sacraments of initiation that bring us to Christ’s full stature and enable us to carry out the mission of Christ in the Church and the world.

For more information about receiving any of the sacraments, click on the respective links below.

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Baptism

The Sacrament of Baptism is the basis of the whole Christian life. It is the gateway to a life in the Holy Spirit and the door to the other sacraments of the Church.

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First Reconciliation & Eucharist

Children who reach the age of reason (about age 7) are invited to receive Reconciliation and the Eucharist (Communion) for the first time. In order to prepare the children, we ask parents and children to participate in a series of preparation sessions in order to help them grow in their personal understanding of the gift of good tender mercy and of the Eucharist and the celebration of Mass.

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Confirmation

The sacrament of Confirmation is necessary to complete the Sacraments of Initiation. By the sacrament of Confirmation the baptized are more perfectly bound to the Christ who sends us as His witness in the world. 

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Penance / Confession

The sacrament of Penance is an encounter with the mercy of God. Those who seek this sacrament bring their failures before the Lord and seek healing. It is the very essence of the reason that Christ came and died for us.

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Marriage

The Sacrament of Marriage is a covenant of life and love between a man and a woman. This sacred institution has been established by our Creator God and therefore is governed with its own special laws.

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Holy Orders / Vocations

If you have questions about the invitation of God to serve the Church as a priest, deacon, sister or brother, please connect with the parish office or our Diocesan Vocation Director, Fr. Danny Santos.

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Sacrament of the Sick 

The sacred anointing of the sick and the prayer of the Church, those who are ill are commended to the healing power of the Lord. If you have need for the Sacrament of the Sick please connect with the parish office.