Sacraments

Baptism

The sacrament of Baptism is the foundation of the Christian life, cleansing those who receive it from original and personal sin, making them adopted children of God and members of Christ’s body, the Church.  Parents looking to have their child Baptized at Holy Family should call the parish office to schedule an appointment with the Pastor.  Adults who have not been baptized may prepare to enter the Church through our RCIA program.

Reconciliation

The sacrament of Reconciliation reveals God’s desire for every person to be reconciled to Him and live in communion with Him.  Confessions are heard from 8:30-9:30am on Saturdays or by appointment.

Preparation for a child’s First Reconciliation takes place in second grade during Religious Education.  All Religious Education classes start in early September and a child’s first Reconciliation will take place towards the end of the year as we approach Easter.

First Communion

The Eucharist is the mystery in which Christ’s sacrifice on the cross is perpetuated.  It is the source and summit of the Christian life.  Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament is a grace-filled devotion offered at Holy Family Saturday’s from 8:30-9:30am.

Preparation for a child’s First Holy Communion takes place in second grade during Religious Education.  It begins in early September and culminates with a First Communion Mass for these children around Easter.

Confirmation

Confirmation is a sacrament of initiation through which Baptismal grace is strengthened and deepened, uniting the newly confirmed more closely to the mission of the Church.  Adults may receive Confirmation through our RCIA program.  For high school students, we offer one year of preparation that is in conjunction with our youth ministry program.  Those interested in being Confirmed may register through the office of Religious Education at the beginning of the academic year.  If you have questions specific to our preparation program, please e-mail holyfamily@q.com or call the parish office.

Marriage

St. Paul tells us that the self-giving love of husband and wife signifies the fidelity of love between Christ and the Church. Couples wishing to be prepared for marriage at Holy Family need to call the parish office to schedule an appointment with the pastor.

Anointing of the Sick

The gospels are filled with signs of Jesus’ compassion for the sick, both in spirit and body.  His love for the sick continues through the Church in the sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick by healing our wounds and restoring us to communion with the Father.  To schedule a time to be anointed or for emergencies, please call the parish office.

Priesthood and Consecrated Life

The witness of priests and religious in the Church and world is of great value, reminding us of Christ’s union with the Church and our ultimate fulfillment being in communion with God for eternity.  Are you considering the priesthood or religious life?  Do you need assistance in discerning your vocation?  Please call the parish office to schedule a meeting with the pastor.

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