The Sacraments of the Catholic Church

seven sacraments

The seven sacraments of the Catholic Church were instituted by Christ and entrusted to the Church
to make the love of God real and present in the world.


baptism

 

Baptism

For Catholics, the Sacrament of Baptism is the first step in a lifelong journey of commitment and discipleship. Whether we are baptized as infants or adults, Baptism is the Church's way of celebrating and enacting the embrace of God. Call the Parish Office to find out more. 604 857 1944


eucharist

Eucharist

Catholics believe the Eucharist, or Communion, is both a sacrifice and a meal. We believe in the real presence of Jesus, who died for our sins. As we receive Christ's Body and Blood, we also are nourished spiritually and brought closer to God.



penance

Reconciliation

The Catholic Sacrament of Reconciliation (also known as Confession, or Penance and Reconciliation) has three elements: conversion, confession and celebration. In it we find God's unconditional forgiveness; as a result we are called to forgive others. 

        • 30 minutes before Sunday Mass and the 5:30 PM Mass on Saturday
        • 15 minutes before weekday Masses and the Saturday morning mass at 9:00 AM

confirmation


Confirmation

Confirmation is a Catholic Sacrament of mature Christian commitment and a deepening of baptismal gifts. It is one of the three Sacraments of Initiation for Catholics. It is most often associated with the gifts of the Holy Spirit.


marriage


Marriage

For Catholics, the Sacrament of Marriage, or Holy Matrimony, is a public sign that one gives oneself totally to this other person. It is also a public statement about God: the loving union of husband and wife speaks of family values and also God's values. Couples planning marriage should contact the Parish Priest 6 months before the wedding. Couples must attend a Marriage Preparation Course.


holy orders


Holy Orders

In the Sacrament of Holy Orders, or Ordination, the priest being ordained vows to lead other Catholics by bringing them the sacraments (especially the Eucharist), by proclaiming the Gospel, and by providing other means to holiness.


annointing


Anointing the Sick

The Catholic Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick, formerly known as Last Rites or Extreme Unction, is a ritual of healing appropriate not only for physical but also for mental and spiritual sickness. We encourage you to consult with our Pastor if you have a friend or loved one who is facing sickness.



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