|The seven sacraments were instituted by Jesus to give grace to mankind. The term “sacrament” is best defined as “an outward sign instituted by Christ to give grace”. It has three parts:
The Sacraments are divided into three groups:
Preparation for all sacraments are scheduled and facilitated by the parish office.
For more information, or for registration forms, please click on the specific Sacrament.
Sacramental Preparation Schedule
Our 2018/2019 Sacramental Prep Schedule is now available! All meetings and sessions will be held in the church.
First Holy Communion & Reconciliation
First Holy Communion
The date for Confirmation is still TBA, however the sessions are set for the coming year.
The Rite of Catholic Initiation for Adults is a process of Christian formation, developed by the Catholic Church for prospective converts to Catholicism. Each week the group meets to learn and discuss the Catholic faith. A team of dedicated catechists work with Father John and Sister Mara to ensure our inquirers are educated on all… Continue reading Becoming Catholic
Baptism is the first of the three Initiation sacraments of the Catholic Church. It is the door of spiritual life for in it we are made members of Christ and incorporated within the Catholic Church. The Sacrament of Baptism is often called “the door of the Church,” because it is the first of the seven… Continue reading Baptism
The third of the Initiation Sacraments, Confirmation confers special graces of the Holy Spirit upon the person being confirmed/ As with Baptism, it can only be done once. Confirmation increases and deepens all the graces granted at Baptism. As described in the Catechism of the Catholic Church, there are 5 effects of Confirmation: unites us… Continue reading Confirmation
The Sacrament of Holy Eucharist is the second of the Initiation Sacraments. Through the Eucharist we receive God himself in the form of Bread and Wine. Communion is the most central and important of all the sacraments. We believe that the consecrated bread and wine are truly the body and blood, soul and divinity of… Continue reading Communion (Holy Eucharist)
Reconciling ourselves to God is a great source of grace, and we as Catholics are encouraged to take advantage of this sacrament often. For those with children in Grade 2 or who are 7 years of age or older, the sacrament of Reconciliation must be done before they receive their first Communion. If you feel… Continue reading Confession (Reconciliation)
The Sacrament of Holy Orders or ‘Ordination’ gives a person a sacred power to serve the people of God in the name and authority of Christ through the Holy Spirit. There are three different kinds of ordination: bishop, priest and deacon. In the Roman Catholic church, bishops and priests are obliged to celibacy, to remain unmarried. Married men may be ordained… Continue reading Holy Orders (Ordination)
Congratulations on your decision to get married! The institution of marriage is a beautiful vocation, the beginning of family life and a great adventure. The Catholic Church rejoices in your decision to marry and wants to journey with you in your preparations and assist you in growing in your love for each other as well… Continue reading Marriage
The anointing of the sick is administered to bring spiritual and even physical strength during an illness. Mark refers to the sacrament when he recounts how Jesus sent out the twelve disciples to preach, and “they cast out many demons, and anointed with oil many that were sick and healed them” (Mark 6:13). In his… Continue reading Anointing of the Sick / Last Rites