Sacraments

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Baptism

Baptism…
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First Holy Communion

The Eucharist is the most august sacrament, in which Christ himself is contained, offered and received, and by which the Church constantly lives and grows. The Eucharistic Sacrifice, the memorial of the death and resurrection of the Lord, in which the sacrifice of the cross is perpetuated over the centuries, is the summit and source of all Christian life and worship; it signifies and effects the unity of the people of God and achieves the building up of the Body of Christ.

 

As children reach the age of reason, generally around age seven, the Church extends to them an invitation to celebrate the sacrament of Eucharist. The initiation into the Christian community that took place at baptism is further extended by inviting children to enter fully into the heart of Christian faith through participation in the Eucharist.

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Confirmation

By a signing with the gift of the Spirit, confirmation enriches the baptized with the Holy Spirit, binding them more perfectly to the Church, and strengthening them in their witness to Christ by word and deed and in their work to bring to its fullness the Body of Christ. Confirmation is conferred through anointing with chrism and the laying on of hands

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Holy Matrimony

Catechism of what is marriage

The Church has a rich tradition in its teaching on sacramental marriage and covenantal union. The Old Testament authors write of God making a covenant with the chosen people and promising them that they will never be forsaken. The New Testament authors write of Jesus as the new covenant and compare the relationship of Jesus with the Church to the relationship of a husband and wife. The matrimonial covenant, by which a man and a woman establish between themselves a partnership for the whole of life, is by its nature ordered toward the good of the spouses and the procreation and education of offspring

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Anointing of the Sick

Through the sacrament of anointing, Christ strengthens the faithful who are afflicted by illness, providing them with the strongest means of support.
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Holy Orders

Holy Orders is the sacrament by which bishops, priests and deacons are ordained and receive the power and grace to perform their sacred duties. The sacred rite by which orders are conferred is called ordination

BAPTISM QUICK LINKS

  • What you need to know about getting your child/ward baptised
  • Baptism for adults in the Catholic Church
  • Request Baptismal Certificate

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION QUICK LINKS

  • First Communion Classes
  • Request First Communion Certificate

CONFIRMATION QUICK LINKS

  • What can I do if I am not confirmed?
  • Confirmation classes
  • Request Confirmation Certificate

RECONCILATION QUICK LINKS

  • Preparing yourself for reconciliation
  • Find Parish Reconciliation times

HOLY MATRIMONY QUICK LINKS

ANNOINTING QUICK LINKS

  • How to request this sacrament for a family member, friend or loved one

HOLY ORDERS QUICK LINKS

  • Ordinations within the last year in the Archdiocese

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