Celebrating the Sacraments

The Catechism of the Catholic Church defines the sacraments as "efficacious signs of grace, instituted by Christ and entrusted to the Church, by which divine life is dispensed to us. The visible rites by which the sacraments are celebrated signify and make present the graces proper to each sacrament. They bear fruit in those who receive them with the required dispositions."

Sacraments of Initiation

Baptism

Through the Waters of Baptism, we are washed of our Original Sin that came from our first human parents, Adam and Eve. We use water that has been made pure by the blessing of the priest, to rid it of anything unpure. We call this Holy Water. Call the Pastor for information regarding this first step of initiation into family of Christ.

Holy Eucharist

We experience the True Presence Christ through the Precious Body and Precious Blood of Jesus Christ in the Holy Eucharist. Here we come fully into communion with Christ and his Church. First Communion is celebrated in the Second Grade in our Diocese. Contact your parish Director of Faith Formation for registration. See the Pastor for RCIA. 

 

Confirmation

The Holy Spirit is called upon in the Sacrament of Confirmation to be with us forever in our lives. We are sealed with the Holy Oil of Chrism in this sacrament. In the Diocese of Saint Cloud, we confirm our young adults in the 11th Grade. Contact your parishes Director of Faith Formation for more information. If you are new to the Catholic Church, call the Pastor about the RCIA process.

 

Sacraments of Healing and Commitment

Reconciliation

Here you can come and lay down your burdens and your weaknesses before the Lord to ask for forgiveness. Confession is a beautiful sacrament to be open to our Lord and to ask for his strength and forgiveness. Click the button for Confession Times in our Liturgies tab. 45 minutes before weekend Masses, or by appointment

Annointing of the Sick

When you are sick, whether it is a physical or psychological illness, we encourage you to contact the Pastor. When you or someone else is in their last moments on earth, please contact the Pastor as well, as this is where the term Last Rites come into the life of the Church. Call parish office for homebound/hospitalized

Marriage

The Sacrament of Matrimony is a beautiful Commitment to your spouse and to your Lord! We congratulate you and welcome you to start your family here. Engaged couples should contact the pastor at least 6 months in advance. There will be classes that you have to accomplish prior to your wedding day.

 

Holy Orders

Priesthood, the Permanent Diaconate, and the Consecrated life as a Brother Monk or Sister Nun are what Holy Orders are about. Contact the Pastor for more guidance and the Director of Vocations for the Diocese of Saint Cloud. Click the button for the website to the Diocesan Vocations website!

 

 

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