What Are Sacraments?

SacramentsThe whole liturgical life of the Church revolves around the Eucharistic sacrifice and the sacraments. (CCC 1113)

While we believe that human life is infused with the sacramental goodness of God, the Catholic Church has defined seven sacraments - instituted by and through the life of Jesus Christ. It is through the experience of the sacramental ritual that we are infused with God’s grace. The Sacraments nourish and strengthen us as they express and build up our faith.

Holy Days of Obligation

January 1 Solemnity of Mary, the Mother of God
6th Sunday of Easter Ascension Sunday
August 15 Solemnity of the Assumption of Mary
November 1 Solemnity of All Saints Day 
December 8 Solemnity of Immaculate Conception
December 25  Solemnity of the Birth of Jesus Christ


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Precepts of the Church

  1. Attend Mass on Sundays and Holy Days of Obligation, resting from servile works
  2. Observe days of abstinence and fasting
  3. Confess our sins to a priest, at least once a year
  4.  Receive our Lord Jesus Christ in the Eucharist at least once a year during Easter Season
  5. Contribute to the support of the Church/Stewardship
  6. Obey the laws of the Church concerning Matrimony
  7. Participate in Jesus’ Great Commission to evangelize the world (Missionary Spirit of the Church)


Sacramental Preparation

To be Christian and enter into God’s covenant of salvation, we need the Sacraments of Initiation, beginning with Baptism.  Persons wishing baptism (for their children) need to call the parish office (3) months prior to the preferred time to receive the Sacrament.  Families must be registered with the parish in which the baptism will occur or a letter from their pastor needs to be sent to the parish in advance of the celebration. Please see below for the covenant for next year’s preparation.
Catholics follow Christ’s teaching (John 6: 22-69) to consume His Body and Blood in the Eucharist.  Reception of this Sacrament requires a 2-year sacramental preparation process by attending our Sunday Catechetical Program and regular attendance of Mass for two years leading up to the celebration.  Those wishing to receive the Eucharist in First Holy Communion need to contact the Parish Office. 
Those who were baptized as infants should receive the Sacrament of Confirmation when they are mature enough and desire the Sacrament for him/herself.   This is a 2-year preparation process. Please see this page for the covenant for next year’s preparation.  For more information, please contact the Parish Office.


Sacraments of Initiation

Sacraments of Healing

Sacraments of Vocation


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