“Sacraments are ‘powers that comes forth’ from the Body of Christ, which is ever-living and life-giving. They are actions of the Holy Spirit at work in his Body, the Church. They are ‘the masterworks of God’ in the new and everlasting covenant.”
Catechism of the Catholic Church, 1116
Sacraments are outward signs of inward grace, instituted by Christ for our sanctification.
The seven sacraments can be drawn together in three categories:
For adults, Sacraments of Initiation are to be celebrated at the same time at the Easter Vigil. The preparation and celebration of these sacraments is known as the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults.
|English, 2nd Saturday at 10:00am
Español, 3rd Saturday at 10:00am
Parents must attend a preparatory class.
|Children's First Penance (Reconciliation) and First Eucharist (First Communion)|
|Children in 2nd Grade or above are eligible for First Penance and First Eucharist after two years of formal religious education, either in school or parish faith formation program.
|Catequesis en español|
|Este programa es para niños de 6 a 13 años que ya han sido bautizados y que quieren prepararse para recibir a Jesús en la Santa Eucaristía por primera vez (Primera Comunión).
|Adult Baptism, First Eucharist & Confirmation (RCIA)|
|The Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA) is a preparatory program for adults entering the church.
|Confirmation (High School)|
|Teens entering the 11th grade through 12th grade are eligible to enroll into our two year program.
Our Confirmation begins each year in the month of August.
|Wedding arrangements must be made at least 6 months in advance at the parish office.
|Funerals at St. Mary Church usually scheduled 10:00am, weekdays