Open Hearts and Helping Hands.

Sacraments

Sacrament of Baptism

Baptism is a community celebration welcoming a person into the Christian faith Community. Infant baptisms are usually celebrated at a week-end liturgy. Please contact our Pastoral Leader, Mary Krueger sixty days prior to baptism.


Eucharist

The Eucharist in the Catholic Church is a sacrament celebrated as "the source and summit" of the Christian life. The Eucharist is celebrated daily throughout the world during the celebration of Mass, the eucharistic liturgy.
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Sacrament of Reconciliation

Communal celebrations are held during Advent and Lent. Reconciliation is also offered on Sunday from 9:45 - 10:15 am. Other times by appointment.


Confirmation

The prophets of the Old Testament foretold that God's Spirit would rest upon the Messiah to sustain his mission.  Their prophecy was fulfilled when Jesus the Messiah was conceived by the Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary.  The Holy Spirit descended on Jesus on the occasion of his baptism by John.  Jesus' entire mission occurred in communion with the Spirit. Before he died, Jesus promised that the Spirit would be given to the Apostles and to the entire Church.  After his death, he was raised by the Father in the power of the Spirit.

Confirmation deepens our baptismal life that calls us to be missionary witnesses of Jesus Christ in our families, neighborhoods, society, and the world.  . . .  We receive the message of faith in a deeper and more intensive manner with great emphasis given to the person of Jesus Christ, who asked the Father to give the Holy Spirit to the Church for building up the community in loving service.
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Sacrament of Marriage

Couples are asked to call the Parish Center at 725-8381 to set up an appointment at least twelve months prior to your proposed wedding date. Please contact our Pastoral Leader, Mary Krueger before making a commitment for your wedding reception location.


Anointing of the Sick

The sacrament of God's healing and strength is available for anyone who is suffering with emotional, mental or physical illnesses. Healing Masses with anointing are celebrated throughout the year. Please watch the bulletin or contact the Parish Center for the next date.


Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults - RCIA

The process of the Christian Initiation of Adults, which may include Baptism, Reconciliation, Eucharist and/or Confirmation, is intended for those not baptized in any Christian denomination. It is also for those baptized in another Christian denomination who are seeking information about entering the Cathoic Church and inactive Cathoics who are in need of an update in their Catholic faith. This journeying in faith usually begins in the fall and extends through Pentecost. Please contact our Pastoral Leader, Mary Krueger, for more details.


Holy Orders

From the moment of Jesus' conception in the womb of Mary until his Resurrection, he was filled with the Holy Spirit.  In biblical language, he was anointed by the Holy Spirit and thus established by God the Father as our high priest. As Risen Lord, he remains our high priest. . . . While all the baptized share in Christ's priesthood, the ministerial priesthood shares this through the Sacrament of Holy Orders in a special way. 
Ordination to the priesthood is always a call and a gift from God. Christ reminded his Apostles that they needed to ask the Lord of the harvest to send laborers into the harvest.  Those who seek priesthood respond generously to God's call using the words of the prophet, "Here I am, send me" (Is 6:8).  This call from God can be recognized and understood from the daily signs that disclose his will to those in charge of discerning the vocation of the candidate.
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