Christ instituted the sacraments of the new law. There are seven: Baptism, Confirmation (or Chrismation), the Eucharist, Penance, the Anointing of the Sick, Holy Orders and Matrimony. the seven sacraments touch all the stages and all the important moments of Christian life:1 they give birth and increase, healing and mission to the Christian’s life of faith. There is thus a certain resemblance between the stages of natural life and the stages of the spiritual life. (Catechism of the Catholic Church #1210)
Here at St. John’s we welcome all those who seek the grace God offers us through these sacraments.
- The door to all sacraments is Baptism. Whether one receives it as an infant or an adult we offer preparation throughout the year. For more information click here.
- Children usually prepare for the Sacraments of Reconciliation and Eucharist when they are in the Second Grade.
- In our diocese the usual time for Confirmation is 10th grade.
- If you are thinking about marriage, we invite you to contact us. For more information, click here.
- If you or someone you know is seriously ill, do not hesitate to contact us, for the Anointing of the Sick.
- If you think God may be calling you to the Priesthood or the Deaconate, take a look at our Diocesan Vocations Website.