Sacraments are an outward sign, instituted by Christ, to give grace. They are the way we celebrate what we believe. They are public rituals of the parish community. Therefore, all sacramental celebrations are community events. The sacraments are divided into Sacraments of Initiation, Sacraments of Healing, and Sacraments of Service. We invite the parish to celebrate the sacraments together.
- Anointing of the Sick
- Holy Orders
Initiation or Entry into Full Communion with the Catholic Church Each year, adults inquire about the Catholic faith for many different reasons.
- Some wish to become Catholic because their spouse and children are Catholic and they desire to share the faith experience of their family.
- Some have had a conscious or unconscious hunger for something more meaningful in their life and feel the Catholic faith can help fill that hunger.
- Some people feel that the sacramental rituals of the faith give them a sense of meaning in their life.
Whatever the reason, I highly encourage anyone who has ever thought about the Catholic faith to "come and see" as Jesus told his apostles.
To become Catholic, or to simply learn more about the Catholic faith, the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is for you! This is a process that explores and explains Catholic beliefs and rituals. There is no fee and there is no obligation to become Catholic. If at any time during the process a person feels they are not ready or feel God may be calling them to something else, we respect that decision and try to help them come to an understanding of God's call for them.
Contact the Faith Community Office for details at 937-435-3626.