• First Communion is considered one of the Holiest and most important occasions in a Roman Catholic's life.  It means that a person has received the Sacrament of the Eucharist, the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ.  Catholics become one with Christ and believe they will share in His eternal life.  Most children receive the Sacrament of Penance and First Communion when they are generally in the second grade of school.  First Communion is normally scheduled two weeks after Easter each year.  

  • Confirmation is the Sacrament by which Catholics receive a special outpouring of the Holy Spirit.  Through Confirmation, the Holy Spirit gives them the increased abaility to practice their Catholic faith in every aspect of their lives and to witness Christ in every situation.  It is also one of the three Sacraments of initiation into the Catholic Church, the other two being Baptism and Holy Communion.  The Sacrament of Confirmation is usually held during the candidates Junior year of high school.  

  • The Sacrament of Marriage is a lasting commitment of a man and a woman to a lifelong partnership, established for the good of each other and the procreation of their children.  Through the Sacrament of Matrimony, the Church teaches that Jesus gives the strength and grace to live the real meaning of marriage. Couples to be married should have their first appointment with the Pastor eight months in advance of the date of the wedding before any other arrangements are made.

  • The Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick is a Sacrament of the Catholic Church administered to bring spiritual and physical strength, courage, and peace in the face of illness.  It provides them with grace to unite his or her suffering to the passion of Christ during an illness, and especially at the time of death.   Please call the Administration Office or Pastor if you or a family member wish to be anointed prior to surgery, or in a time of need.  

  • Holy Orders is one of three Catholic Sacraments that Catholics believe to make an indelible mark called a Sacramental Character on the recipient's soul.  Priests receive the Sacrament of Holy Orders in the Rite of Ordination as The Bishop lays his hand on the head of the candidate, praying for the outpouring of the Holy Spirit.