The first of the seven sacraments in the Roman Catholic Church, in Baptism, the Holy Spirit moves us to answer Christ’s call to holiness. In Baptism, we are asked to walk by the light of Christ and to trust in his wisdom. We are invited to submit our hearts to Christ with ever-deeper love. Click here to learn more.
Confirmation perfects our baptism and brings us the graces of the Holy Spirit that were granted to the Apostles on Pentecost. Confirmation deepens our baptismal life that calls us to be missionary witnesses of Jesus Christ in our families, neighborhoods, society, and the world. . . . We receive the message of faith in a deeper and more intensive manner with great emphasis given to the person of Jesus Christ, who asked the Father to give the Holy Spirit to the Church for building up the community in loving service. Click here for more information.
The Eucharist is the source of great graces that sanctify us and help us grow in the likeness of Jesus Christ. The Eucharist is the source and summit of the Christian Life. We believe, beyond a shadow of doubt, based on the tradition of the Catholic Church, and the uncompromising teaching of the sacred Scripture, that the Eucharist is truly the Body, Blood, Soul, and Divinity of Jesus Christ – His true presence with us. The Church asks that Baptized Children should be prepared to receive their First Communion by the time they reach the are of reason (approximately 7 years of age). Click here for more information.
Jesus entrusted the ministry of reconciliation to the Church. The Sacrament of Penance is God’s gift to us so that any sin committed after Baptism can be forgiven. In confession we have the opportunity to repent and recover the grace of friendship with God. It is a holy moment in which we place ourselves in his presence and honestly acknowledge our sins, especially mortal sins. With absolution, we are reconciled to God and the Church. The Sacrament helps us stay close to the truth that we cannot live without God. “In him we live and move and have our being” (Acts 17:28). Click here for more information.
The Sacrament of Marriage is a covenant, which is more than a contract. Covenant always expresses a relationship between persons. The marriage covenant refers to the relationship between the husband and wife, a permanent union of persons capable of knowing and loving each other and God. The celebration of marriage is also a liturgical act, appropriately held in a public liturgy at church. Catholics are urged to celebrate their marriage within the Eucharistic Liturgy. Click here for more information.
Jesus said to his disciples, “The harvest is abundant but the laborers are few; so ask the master of the harvest to send out laborers for his harvest.” [Luke 10:2] We encourage everyone to explore how God is calling each one of us into deeper communion with Him. For those interested in the Religious Life, explore these pages from the Office of Vocations at the Diocese of Palm Beach. Also, please feel free to schedule a meeting by calling our Parish Office.
Anointing of the Sick
In the Church’s Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick, through the ministry of the priest, it is Jesus who touches the sick to heal them from sin – and sometimes even from physical ailment. Even if there is no physical healing, the primary effect of the Sacrament is a spiritual healing by which the sick person receives the Holy Spirit’s gift of peace and courage to deal with the difficulties that accompany serious illness or the frailty of old age. Please call or visit the church office for scheduling an Anointing of the Sick.
Sacramental information reprinted from the USCCB.