Sacraments

The ritual of Sacraments was being practiced in the early Church even before they were written about in the Scriptures.

Guided by the Holy Spirit, Blessed Sacrament Church joyfully celebrates these Sacraments, instituted by Christ, and practiced in the tradition of the Catholic church. The following Sacraments are considered Sacraments of Initiation, the Sacraments on which the foundation of a Catholic Christian life is built.

All Sacramental Students must be registered in the Generations of Faith Program.

Preparation for the Sacraments is incorporated into Generations of Faith, however, it does not replace the Sacramental Program. Preparation programs for the Celebration of the Sacraments of Reconciliation, Eucharist and Confirmation are separate, but connected, programs.

Preparation for First Reconciliation & Eucharist takes place Saturday mornings.

Preparation for Confirmation is held on Generations Sundays as breakout sessions for Confirmation Candidates.

Included in the Sacraments of First Reconciliation and Eucharist is a Parent/Child Retreat.

For the Sacrament of Confirmation a Sponsor/Candidate Retreat is required.

Baptism

The Catechism of the Catholic Church tell us that “Baptism is the basis for the whole of Christian Life, the gateway to life in the Spirit and the doors which gives access to other Sacraments.”(CCC#1213) When parents ask to have their child baptized, they are publicly committing themselves to “training their child in the practice… Continue reading Baptism

Confirmation

In the Sacrament of Confirmation, we celebrate the completion and the perfection of the graces received in Baptism, and continue to strengthen the foundation of the Christian life begun in Baptism. Confirmation confers the special strength and gifts of the Holy Spirit initially received at Baptism that allows us to bear witness to Jesus Christ,… Continue reading Confirmation

First Communion

In his Apostolic Exhortation on the Eucharist, “Sacramentum Caritatis,” Pope Benedict XVI tells us that The Eucharist is the “Source and Summit of the Church’s life and mission. As Catholics, our faith is nourished at the table of the Eucharist.” The Eucharist is Jesus, it is God with us, it is food for the journey. Preparing… Continue reading First Communion

Holy Matrimony

Engaged couples need to meet with a Priest before a wedding date is set. One year of preparation is preferred.

Rite of Christian Initiation

WHAT IS THE RCIA? The: R.C.I.A. stands for the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults. It is a process that the Church established to help lead other people closer to Christ. If you are interested in learning more about the Catholic faith, receiving the Sacraments of Eucharist or Confirmation, or simply seeking a loving parish… Continue reading Rite of Christian Initiation

Anointing

Communal Anointing is offered twice a year, or any time by appointment.

Communion to the Sick

Families of the sick are asked to notify the Parish for Communion calls to be arranged.

Sponsors

To be a Sponsor for Baptism or Confirmation, individuals must fulfill the responsibilities and obligations Church Law requires:  Have received the Sacraments of Initiation (Baptism, Confirmation and the Eucharist). If married, marriage must be recognized by the Catholic Church. Attend Mass and receive Communion regularly. Be an Active Parishioner for at least the past three… Continue reading Sponsors