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Sacraments

Anointing of the Sick
The Catholic Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick, formerly known as Last Rites or Extreme Unction, is a ritual of healing appropriate not only for physical but also for mental and spiritual sickness. If you or someone you know is ill and would like to receive this sacrament please contact the parish office.

Baptism
For Catholics, the Sacrament of Baptism is the first step in a lifelong journey of commitment and discipleship. Whether we are baptized as infants or adults, Baptism is the Church's way of celebrating and enacting the embrace of God. Parents must receive instruction prior to their child's Baptism from Father Dwight. Contact Father Dwight at the parish rectory for more information.

First Reconciliation
The Catholic Sacrament of Reconciliation (also known as Penance or Confession) has three elements: conversion, confession and celebration. In it we find God's unconditional forgiveness; as a result we are called to forgive others. First grade and older students who have been baptized are eligible to prepare for and receive this sacrament.

First Communion / Holy Eucharist
Catholics believe the Eucharist, or Communion, is both a sacrifice and a meal. We believe in the real presence of Jesus, who died for our sins. As we receive Christ's Body and Blood, we also are nourished spiritually and brought closer to God. Second grade and older students who have received the sacrament of reconciliation are eligible to prepare for and receive this sacrament.

If interested in receiving Communion at home, please contact us at the parish office.
Our Mass Schedule is available on the homepage of this site.

Confirmation 2015Confirmation
Confirmation is a Catholic Sacrament of mature Christian commitment and a deepening of baptismal gifts. It is one of the three Sacraments of Initiation for Catholics. It is most often associated with the gifts of the Holy Spirit. Freshmen or older high school students who have received First Communion are eligible to prepare for and receive this sacrament. The preparation consists of two years of instruction, a retreat each year, and community and parish service activities.

Marriage
For Catholics, the Sacrament of Marriage, or Holy Matrimony, is a public sign that one gives oneself totally to this other person. It is also a public statement about God: the loving union of husband and wife speaks of family values and also God's values. Those who wish to be married in the church should contact Father Dwight at least six months prior to their planned wedding date. Couples will be required to complete pre-cana classes that are scheduled periodically throughout the state.

+ Mariage Preparation in our Diocese
+ Our Diocese's Pre-Cana Schedule

Holy Orders
In the Sacrament of Holy Orders, or Ordination, the priest being ordained vows to lead other Catholics by bringing them the sacraments (especially the Eucharist), by proclaiming the Gospel, and by providing other means to holiness.
For more information on Vocations please follow the links below.
+ Visit our diocese Vocations website
+ Visit the United States Province of Priests and Brothers

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