Sacraments

The Sacraments are Christ’s own gift that provide us with his grace.
They are the divine helps which God gives us to enable us to:
  • Believe the truths of his faith
  • Live according to his moral code
  • Grow in his gift of divine life

Baptism

The sacrament of Baptism is the beginning of life—supernatural life.  The sacrament of Baptism not only gives us sanctifying grace: it also makes us adopted children of God and heirs of heaven.
Baptisms are every Sunday following the 12:30 p.m. Mass, the only exception is Easter. All requests for baptism along with the supporting documents need to be in the Parish office no later than the Tuesday before the Sunday you would like to have your child baptized.

There is NO Cost or Fee to be Baptized.  Baptism Classes for parents & sponsors is offered every 1st & 3rd Saturday of the month, from 9am to 12pm.

COVID 19 Update -
We are Currently offering Online Classes for Parents and GodParents, times and dates varies.  Please click the button for most up to date information.

Confession

Jesus gave the Church the Sacrament of Reconciliation, also known as Penance or Confession, to allow us to have an intimate conversation with our God through the priest. We confess our sins to a priest, who is the minister of the sacrament, because he stands “in Persona Christi,” meaning that he is in the person of Christ.
It is through the Sacrament of Reconciliation that the stains of even our grave, mortal sins are actually removed from our souls and we are given new life. While we may talk to God in prayer to ask for forgiveness for our venial sins, our sins are not removed until after our renewal through Sacramental Grace.
Then through our Act of Contrition, in which we promise to do our best to never sin again, the prayer of absolution, and enacting the penance, our sins are forgiven.
John 20:23 says, ‘If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven . . . ‘
The Sacrament of Confession is very important in your spiritual life.  This is why we offer Confessions everyday (except Sunday).  

Weekday Confession
8:30am
5:30pm
Saturday Confession
8:30am
3:00pm to 4:30pm
6:00pm to 7:00pm

Communion

What material food produces in our bodily life, Holy Communion wonderfully achieves in our spiritual life.  Communion with the flesh of the risen Christ, a flesh ‘given life and giving life through the Holy Spirit,’ preserves, increases, and renews the life of grace received at Baptism.  This growth in Christian life needs the nourishment of Eucharistic Communion, the bread for our pilgrimage until the moment of death, when it will be given to us as viaticum.
Communion is offered daily at Mass
Weekday Mass
9:00am
6:00pm
Saturday 
9:00am
5:00pm (Sun Obligation)

Sunday 
7:00am, 9:00am
11:00am, 12:30pm
6:00pm

Confirmation

The roots of Confirmation reach back to the earliest days of the Church. We read in the Acts of the Apostles how the Apostles “Laid their hands on them and they received the Holy Spirit” (8:17).

 Confirmation completes what the grace of Baptism began, bringing a deepening of grace in a special outpouring of the gifts of the Holy Spirit – wisdom, understanding, counsel, fortitude, knowledge, piety and fear of the Lord.

 Confirmation Preparation  helps us to grow in a more intimate union with Christ and a more lively familiarity with the Holy Spirit - his actions, & his gifts - in order to be fulfill the Great Commission of Jesus Christ.

As an illustration of just how transformative these gifts of Spirit can be, recall how Peter and the other disciples were before they received the Spirit at Pentecost. Peter could be impetuous and the group remained cautious even after the risen Christ appeared to them. All of that changed on Pentecost. On that day – and for the rest of his days – Peter stood up and vigorously preached Christ in public (Acts 2:1-4, 14-41).

The gift of Confirmation equips us for active participation in the witness, work and worship of the Church. Confirmation gives us the special strength we need to fulfill our calling from God to love and serve as Jesus did. It is the same gift the Apostles in the upper room received at the first Pentecost.

 Candidates for Confirmation, as with Baptism, seek the spiritual help of a sponsor.

Matrimony

The matrimonial covenant, by which a man and a woman establish between themselves a partnership of the whole of life, is by its nature ordered toward the good of the spouses and the procreation and education of offspring; this covenant between baptized persons has been raised by Christ the Lord to the dignity of a sacrament.
At Least a four month preparation period is required before a wedding may take place.  
 To start the preparation process, please fill out our online form or contact the parish office to set up an appointment.

Anointing of the Sick

Anointing of the Sick is the second sacrament in the Sacraments of Healing. For many of us, it’s the sacrament we know the least about. We think that this sacrament is only for those people with one foot in the grave. However, this common misconception is not true. This sacrament is called a Sacrament of Healing for a reason. It gives healing and strength to a person who is seriously ill. The healing this sacrament gives can be both physical and spiritual.
Please contact the parish office at any time to inform us of someone who is seriously ill.  Our clergy are always ready to visit the sick and anoint them.

In case of emergency, please call the priests at once!  Do not wait until the person has died.
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505-892-1511

Holy Orders

Holy Orders is the sacrament through which the mission entrusted by Christ to his apostles continues to be exercised in the Church until the end of time: thus it is the sacrament of apostolic ministry. It includes three degrees: episcopate, presbyterate, and diaconate.