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.
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.
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.