Sacraments

 

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THE THREE SACRAMENTS OF INITIATION: Baptism, Confirmation and the Eucharist; these lay the foundation of our Christian life.

BAPTISM:

 

SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM AT OUR PARISHES:

Baptism is celebrated during any weekend mass, monthly after the last Mass on a designated Sunday.  (Baptisms are not celebrated during Advent and Lent.) Parents are required to attend a baptism class in preparation for baptism. Classes are at the St. Mary's Parish Center on Sunday evenings, at 7:00pm. See the church calendar for the next schedules class.

 

 

FROM THE CATECHISM OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH:

Through Baptism we are freed from sin and reborn as sons of God; we become members of Christ, are incorporated into the Church and made sharers in her mission: "Baptism is the sacrament of regeneration through water and in the word." (1213:5)

 

Welcome the newly baptized of our parishes in the year 2016

   
   

 

 CONFIRMATION:

SACRAMENT OF CONFIRMATION AT OUR PARISHES:

FROM THE CATECHISM OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH:

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." (1285:89)

 

 

 

 Pray for the young adults who will be receiving Confirmation in 2017.

     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

FIRST HOLY EUCHARIST:

SACRAMENT OF THE EUCHARIST AT OUR PARISHES:

 

FROM THE CATECHISM OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH:

"The Lord, having loved those who were his own, loved them to the end.  Knowing that the hour had come to leave the world and return to the Father, in the course of the meal he washed their feet and gave them the commandment of love. In order to leave them a pledge of this love, in order never to depart from his own and to make them sharers in his Passover, he instituted the Eucharist as the memorial of his death and Resurrection, and commanded his apostles to celebrate it until his return; "thereby he constituted them priests of the New Testament." (1337:162)

   
   

Celebrate with the First Communicants of our parishes in the year 2017  

Aubrey Banaszynski Lean Vossekuil Melanie Banaszynski Michael Banaszynski
Ian Evans Marissa Vander Schaaf Madison Gudex Kevin Keller
Dawson Kuehn Daisy Schreiber Logan Kuehn Lilian Mansueto
Christopher Powell      

Eucharistic Minsters to the Home Bound 

 

 

 Saint Tarcisius

Tarcisius was carrying the Blessed Sacrament when he was attacked by an unbelieving mob; he died rather than let the Sacrament be profaned. He was most probably killed during the persecutions which took place between the mid-third century and the early fourth century. He was laid to rest in the Catacomb of St. Callistus. His feast used to be celebrated on August 15, which is now the feast of the Assumption of Mary.

Please watch over our Eucharistic Minister who also carry the Blessed Sacrament to those who can not come to the Celebration of the Eucharist in the Mass.  God bless them for their devotion to Christ.  Amen.

THE SACRAMENTS OF HEALING :   The Lord Jesus Christ has willed that his Church continue, in the power of the Holy Spirit, his work of healing and salvation, even among her own members.  This is the purpose of the two sacraments of healing: the sacrament of Penance and the sacrament of Anointing of the Sick.

SACRAMENT OF PENANCE:

 SACRAMENT OF PENANCE/RECONCILIATION AT OUR PARISHES:

Available at anytime by appointment.

Celebrated the 1st and 3rd Saturday of each month at St. Mary's at 3:30pm

Celeberated the 2nd and 4th Saturday of each month at St. Andrew's at 11:00am

 

 FROM THE CATECHISM OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH:

 1496: the spiritual effects of the sacrament of Penance are:

  • reconciliation with God by which the penitent recovers grace;
  • reconciliation with the Church;
  • remission of the eternal punishment incurred by mortal sins;
  • remission, at least in part, of temporal punishments resulting from sin;
  • peace and serenity of conscience, and spiritual consolation;
  • an increase of spiritual strength for the Christian battle.
     Click here for US Conference of Catholic Bishops Examinations of Conscience.