Sacraments

 

There are seven Sacraments in the Church: Baptism, Confirmation, Eucharist, Penance, Anointing of the Sick, Holy Orders, and Matrimony.


The Sacraments are perceptible signs (words and actions) accessible to our human nature.  By the action of Christ and the power of the Holy Spirit they make present the grace they signify. 

Baptisms

Arrangements should be made at least one month in advance.  New parents need to participate in the Baptismal Instruction Program.   

 

... we welcome you to the Roman Catholic Community and our parish family! 

Holy Eucharist

 

 

     The Sacrament of the Holy Eucharist is Christ present in our lives.  To receive Holy Communion worthily it is necessary to be free from mortal sin, to have a right intention, and to obey the Church's laws on the fast required before Holy Communion out of reverence for the Body and Blood of Our Divine Lord.

Reconciliation

   

     The Sacrament of Penance, also known as Reconciliation offers God's mercy for our offenses.  

To receive the Sacrament of Penance worthily, we must:

  • examine our conscience;

  • be sorry for our sins;

  • have the firm purpose of not sinning again;

  • confess our sins to the priest;

  • be willing to perform the penance the priest gives us.

Confirmation
 

  In the Sacrament of Confirmation the candidate is sealed with the gift of the Holy Spirit.  The Sacrament is offered every two years as part of our Youth Faith Formation program.  Adults converting to the Catholic faith can also receive Confirmation at special times during the year.  

Holy Orders

  The Sacrament of Holy Orders is the sacred vow of religious life by serving in the priesthood or the diaconal ministries.  Is God calling you to serve?  For more information about vocations, contact the Parish Office or the Vocations Office of the Diocese of Scranton

Matrimony

    Congratulations on your engagement! We are delighted that you will be entering the Sacrament of Holy Matrimony.  Arrangments must be made at least six months in advance.  Couples are expected to participate in the Marriage Preparation Program.  

 

 

During preparation for Marriage in the Diocese of Scranton you can expect to

meet with our Pastor to learn about guidelines and procedures, begin the prenuptial inquiry that gathers information needed for Church records, and tentatively set a church wedding date.

Annointing of the Sick

 

     Annointing of the Sick may be given to those Catholics who are dangerously ill or facing serious surgery. Receiving this Sacrament offers the remission of sins and the benefit of spiritual strength and health.  To make arrangements to receive Annointing of the Sick for yourself or a loved one, please contact the parish office.  

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