Signs of God's Grace in our Lives

“We recognize that the Sacraments have a visible and invisible reality, a reality open to all the human senses but grasped in its God-given depths with the eyes of faith. When parents hug their children, for example, the visible reality we see is the hug. The invisible reality the hug conveys is love. We cannot “see” the love the hug expresses, though sometimes we can see its nurturing effect in the child.

The visible reality we see in the Sacraments is their outward expression, the form they take, and the way in which they are administered and received. The invisible reality we cannot “see” is God’s grace, his gracious initiative in redeeming us through the death and Resurrection of his Son. His initiative is called grace because it is the free and loving gift by which he offers people a share in his life, and shows us his favor and will for our salvation. Our response to the grace of God’s initiative is itself a grace or gift from God by which we can imitate Christ in our daily lives.

The saving words and deeds of Jesus Christ are the foundation of what he would communicate in the Sacraments through the ministers of the Church. Guided by the Holy Spirit, the Church recognizes the existence of Seven Sacraments instituted by the Lord. They are the Sacraments of Initiation (Baptism, Confirmation, the Eucharist), the Sacraments of Healing (Penance and the Anointing of the Sick), and the Sacraments at the Service of Communion (Marriage and Holy Orders). Through the Sacraments, God shares his holiness with us so that we, in turn, can make the world holier.”



The Sacrament of Baptism is celebrated in our parish on the first and third Sundays of each month at 1:30 pm.

Before or after the birth of your first child, but prior to their baptism, parents are required to attend an evening of instruction. These Baptism preparation sessions are given monthly in the rectory but you are asked to first register.

Parents are invited to contact the rectory for information. We will assist you in scheduling your child’s baptism and registering for the baptism preparation program.


If you are an adult Roman Catholic who has not yet received Holy Communion, please check out The Rite of Christian Initiation for more information.

Children are invited to take part in  our First Communion program which consists of two years of preparation. Parents take part in this program in a more serious way as this is such an important time in the formation of their children’s faith lives.Please see our Religious Education page for more information.

Eucharistic Adoration is offered in the Church every Monday and Wednesday from 12:30 pm to 8 pm excluding holidays.


Adults seeking Confirmation are also invited to take part in our RCIA Program

Confirmation of Young Adults is arranged through the Religious Education Program
Confirmation is received during 8th Grade, after seven years of religious education. Confirmation is now a sacrament of maturity. The sacrament is call to commit oneself to the mission of the Church — to spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ. To do this, the candidate must know said the teachings of Christ and have the emotional and intellectual ability to make a commitment to the work of Christ and His Church. Parents of those to be confirmed attend scheduled meetings to take an active part in this formation.



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