Sacraments

The Seven Sacraments


1.  The Sacrament of Baptism
2.  Reconciliation
3.  Eucharist
4.  Confirmation
5.  Marriage
6.  Anointing of the Sick 
7.  Holy Orders

Anyone wishing for more information please contact the Rectory Office (Contact Information)

Baptism
For an infant baptism the parents must be actively practicing the Catholic faith.

 Sponsor information:  For a person to be a “Sponsor” at Baptism or Confirmation, that person must be at least 16 years old, a confirmed Catholic, and in good standing. “Good standing” means to be attending Mass weekly, the Sacrament of Reconciliation regularly, an active member of a parish. If the sponsor is married, the marriage must be validated in the Catholic Church.  If there are two sponsors, they must be male and female. 

 There is only a requirement for one (1) sponsor:  An active, baptized Christian from another faith may act as a “Non-Catholic Witness” to the baptism, and assume the role of godparent. However, there is still a requirement for a Sponsor. If the Sponsor is not from the Church of the Baptism, they would need a “Sponsor certificate” from their own Pastor to verify that they meet all the requirements of Baptism.

Reconciliation
The Sacrament of Reconciliation is celebrated every Saturday afternoon from 3:00 to 4:00pm, or other times by appointment. The faithful are required to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation at least once a year.

Marriage
Couples wishing to enter into the Sacrament of Marriage must contact the parish priest at least 6 months before the Sacrament is to take place.  After that the couple will start marriage preparation with the active priest, as well as participate in either a Pre-Cana conference or Engagement Encounter Weekend.

Anointing of the Sick
The anointing of the sick can be administered to a member of the faithful who, after having reached the age of reason, begins to be in danger due to sickness or old age. The sacrament can be repeated whenever the sick person again falls into a serious sickness after convalescence, or whenever a more serious crisis develops during the same sickness.