What are the Sacraments?
Baptism is the basis of the Christian life, the gateway to life in the Spirit, and the door which gives access to each of the other six sacraments. Through Baptism, we are freed from sin and reborn as sons of God. Baptism is the sacrament of regeneration through water in the word. Parents must be active members of the Parish.
Please call the parish office up to 6 months before the birth of your child. Preparation classes are held monthly. Parents & Godparents must attend.
Please contact the Faith Formation department to register for Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) preparation.
Tuesdays 7:15 p.m., Fridays after 8 a.m. Mass, Saturdays 3:00 - 4:00 PM, or anytime upon request.
Those who approach the sacrament of Penance, with sorrow for their sins, obtain God's forgiveness for offenses against Him. Concurrently, they are reconciled with the Church which they have wounded by their sins.
The third of the three Sacraments of Initiation, the Sacrament of Holy Communion is the reception of Christ's Body and Blood. This Sacrament is the source of great graces that sanctify us and help us grow in the likeness of Jesus Christ. Catholics believe the Eucharist, or Communion, is both a sacrifice and a meal. Please refer to our mass times.
Holy Communion completes the Christian initiation process. Those who have been Baptized, have received their First Holy Communion, and are prepared to do so participate with the entire community in the Lord's own sacrifice by means of the Eucharist. The Eucharist is the basis of our faith, as "Our way of thinking is attuned to the Eucharist and the Eucharist, in turn, confirms our way of thinking" (CCC1327).
Please contact the Faith Formation department to register for First Holy Communion or Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) preparation.
For "by the sacrament of Confirmation, [the Baptized] are more perfectly bound to the Church and are enriched with a special strength of the Holy Spirit. Hence they are, as true witnesses of Christ, more strictly obliged to spread and defend the faith by word and deed."
Baptism, Eucharist, and Confirmation, together, constitute the Sacraments of Christian Initiation. The reception of Confirmation is necessary for the completion of Baptismal Grace. In Confirmation, the Baptized are more perfectly bound to the Church, and they are enriched with a special strength of the Holy Spirit. As true witnesses of Christ, then, the confirmed are more obligated to spread and to defend the faith by word and deed.
Please contact the Faith Formation department to register for Confirmation preparation or Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA).
The Catholic Church believes that Christian marriage is the union of a Baptized man and woman who freely enter into a covenant of love, with each other in Christ, and for the purpose of giving and receiving love, and for the procreation and education of children. Through married couple's love for each other, their children, and the larger community, they become a living sign for us of how much Jesus loves us and wishes to embrace us as brothers and sisters. To be able to sustain the ideal Christian marriage, couples must give and receive love to enhance their relationship. They must also have a personal relationship with Christ and His Church.
Arrangements must be made SIX months in advance. Catholics must be a registered, active member of the parish.
Holy Orders is the Sacrament through which the mission entrusted by Christ to His Apostles continues to be exercised in the Church until the end of time: thus it is the Sacrament of Apostolic Ministry. It includes three degrees: episcopate, presbyterate, and diaconate.
Please contact the Diocese of Orlando for more information on Holy Orders.
ANOINTING OF THE SICK
The anointing of the sick, and the prayers of the priest, are means by which the Church commends those who are ill to the suffering and glorified Lord. The ill contribute to the good of the Church by uniting themselves to the Passion and death of Christ.
Please call the office for sick people who wish to receive the Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick.
VISITING OF THE SICK: Please call the office for sick people who wish to be visited by a priest or a lay minister.