There are seven sacraments in the Church: Baptism, Confirmation, Eucharist, Reconciliation, Anointing of the Sick, Priestly Order and Marriage (cf. DS 860; 1310; 1601). The entire liturgical life of the Church revolves around the Eucharistic Sacrifice and the sacraments (cf. SC 6). (Conf CIC 1113) The sacraments are "of the Church" in the double sense that they exist "for her" and "for her". They exist "for the Church" because she is the sacrament of the action of Christ that acts in her thanks to the mission of the Holy Spirit. And they exist "for the Church", because they constitute the Church since they manifest and communicate to the people of God the mystery of the Cocmunion of God Love, (CCC 1118) The sacraments are effective signs of grace, instituted by Christ and entrusted to the Church by which the divine life is dispensed to us. The visible rites under which the sacraments are celebrated signify and perform the proper graces of each sacrament. They bear fruit in those who receive them with the required provisions. (CIC 1131). The fruit of the sacramental life is both personal and ecclesial. On the one hand, this fruit is for all faithful the life for God in Christ Jesus: on the other hand, it is for the Church growth in charity and in its mission of witness (CIC 1134)
The holy Baptism is the foundation of the whole Christian life, the portico of life in the spirit ("vitae spiritualis ianua") and the door that opens the access to the other sacraments. Through Baptism we are freed from sin and regenerated as children of God, we become members of Christ and we are incorporated into the Church and become participants in his mission. (Catechism of the Catholic Church, 1213)
Requirements for the reception of Baptism in our parish
To the baptized "the sacrament of Confirmation unites them more intimately to the Church and enriches them with a special strength of the Holy Spirit. In this way they are even more obligated, as authentic witnesses of Christ, to spread and defend the faith with their words and works "(Catechism of the Catholic Church, 1285).
Instructions for the reception of Confirmation in our parish
Our Savior, instituted the Eucharistic Sacrifice of his body and blood to perpetuate for centuries, until his return, the sacrifice of the cross and thus entrust to the Church, the memorial of his death and resurrection, sign of unity, bond of love , in which Christ is received, the soul is filled with grace and given a pledge of future glory. " (Catechism of the Catholic Church, 1323).
Instruction for the reception of First Communion in our parish
For more information about requirements, courses,
availability of ministers and dates, please call the parish office.
"The Lord Jesus Christ, physician of our souls and of our bodies, who forgave the sins of the paralytic and restored the health of the body (cf Mk 2: 1-12), wanted his Church to continue, in the power of the Holy Spirit , his work of healing and salvation, even in his own members. This is the purpose of the two sacraments of healing: of the sacrament of Penance and of the Anointing of the Sick. "(Catechism of the Catholic Church, 1421)
Guidance to make a good confession
The protagonists of the marriage covenant are a baptized man and woman, free to contract marriage and express their consent. (Catechism of the Catholic Church, 1625) The minister who attends the celebration of Marriage receives the consent of the spouses in the name of the Church and gives the blessing. The presence of the minister of the Church expresses that Marriage is an ecclesial reality. (Catechism of the Catholic Church, 1630).
Instruction for the reception of the sacrament of marriage in our parish
Anointing of the Sick
The Anointing of the Sick "is not a sacrament only for those who are about to die. That is why it is considered opportune time to receive it when the faithful begin to be in danger of death due to illness or old age ". (Catechism of the Catholic Church, 1514) It is appropriate to receive the Anointing of the sick before an important operation. And this same can be applied to the elderly whose strength weakens "(Catechism of the Catholic Church, 1515).
General guidelines on the sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick