Sacramental Life

The whole liturgical life of the Catholic Church revolves around the Eucharistic sacrifice and the sacraments. There are seven sacraments in the Church: Baptism, Confirmation, the Holy Eucharist, Reconciliation, Anointing of the Sick, Holy Orders, and Matrimony.

The Latin word sacramentum means "a sign of the sacred."  The sacraments are special occasions for experiencing God's saving presence.

Sacraments are "powers that comes forth" from the Body of Christ, which is ever-living and life-giving. They are actions of the Holy Spirit at work in his Body, the Church. They are "the masterworks of God" in the new and everlasting covenant.

We urge you to become ever more familiar with the Sacraments and the (online) version of the Catechism of the Catholic Church.
 


Baptism

Registration

Parents are asked to register at the rectory at least one month before the date of the Baptism. Please call the rectory for a Baptism interview.  A Birth Certificate should be presented at this time.


Preparation

The Pre-Baptism Workshops are held at the rectory:

  • In English: from 7:30PM - 9:00PM on the third Tuesday of the month
  • In Spanish: from 7:00PM - 8:00PM on the second and third Tuesdays of the month

Ceremony

The Sacrament of Baptism is celebrated twice a month in our parish:

  • In English: The fourth Saturday of the month at 1:00PM at St. Mary's
  • In Spanish: The third Saturday of the month at 1:00PM at St. Mary's

Parents and Godparents MUST attend the

Pre-Baptism Workshop.

Baptism Guidelines

 

 

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Reconciliation

 

The Sacrament of Reconciliation is celebrated every Saturday from 3:30pm – 4:30pm or by appointment.

Our parish priests are always available to hear confessions. Please call the rectory for an appointment.

First Holy Communion and First Confession

Preparation for the sacraments of Reconciliation and First Eucharist are arranged through the Office of Religious Education.

Confirmation

Preparation for the Sacrament of Confirmation for children under the age of 15 is arranged through the Office of Religious Education.

Candidates who are 16 years and older participate in the R.C.I.A. Program (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults). Please contact the rectory.

Matrimony

Arrangements for the Sacrament of Matrimony should be made at least six months prior to the wedding.  Please contact the rectory.

Wedding Guidelines

Anointing of the Sick

If a loved one is ill and in need of a visit from a priest, please contact the rectory and ask to speak to one of the parish priests.

Parishioners who are homebound should also contact the rectory.