Sacraments

In the Catholic Faith, the seven sacraments are “the signs and instruments by which the Holy Spirit spreads the grace of Christ the head throughout the Church which is his Body” (Catechism of the Catholic Church, #774). Below is a brief description of each sacrament and what is needed to receive each sacrament.

Baptism
The first sacrament one receives is Baptism. Through the waters of Baptism, one becomes part of the Body of Christ and a member of the Church. Please contact the Parish Office to speak with Fr. Dave Super or Deacon Tim Pribula to set up a time for a baptism preparation session.

Reconciliation

The Sacrament of Reconciliation is the sacramental celebration that reconciles a sinner with God and the Church. Opportunities for individual celebrations are offered weekly with communal penance services offered during Advent and Lent. Individual celebrations of the Sacrament of Reconciliation are generally available 30 minutes before the weekend Masses or you can call the Parish Office to set up an appointment with Fr. Dave Super.

Eucharist

Through the Eucharist we give thanks and praise to God and are nourished with Christ’s Body and Blood. For a current schedule of Masses, please see the bulletin or visit the "Worship" tab on our website. For those who have not received first Eucharist, preparations generally begin in the second grade.  Please visit our  "Formation" tab for more information.

Confirmation
Confirmation strengthens Christians as they participate in the mission of the Church to share the Gospel and build the Kingdom of God. Preparations are done through our Religious Education program. Please visit our "Formation" tab for more details regarding preparation for Confirmation. For adults who have not received Confirmation in the Catholic Church but wish to, preparations are completed through RCIA.  Please contact the Parish Office or Deacon Tim Pribula  for more information.

Anointing of the Sick
The Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick unites the sick person to Christ and his redemptive suffering. Anyone who is seriously ill, undergoing a serious medical procedure, of old age, or near death may receive the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick by contacting the parish office to set up a time to celebrate the sacrament with our Priest.

Marriage
One of the sacraments of service, the Sacrament of Marriage unites a husband and wife together to be a sign of God’s love to one another, their children and families, and the larger Church and community. Couples who are engaged and desiring to celebrate the sacrament of marriage should contact the parish office at least six months before the preferred marriage date.

Holy Orders
The other sacrament of service is Holy Orders. The three levels of Holy Orders are Deacon, Priest, and Bishop, with each dedicated to building the Church in a unique way. Those who sense a call to Holy Orders should contact their local priest or the diocese’s vocation office.