Birth into the new life in Christ
Baptism is the foundational sacrament that provides the sacred context whereby our Lord receives us with great joy and offers every love and grace He has to give. Click the Read More button to learn about celebrating the Sacrament of Baptism at our parish.
Receive God’s mercy and forgiveness
And when He had said this He breathed on them and said to them, “Receive the Holy Spirit. Whose sins you forgive are forgiven them, and whose sins you retain are retained” (John 20:19-23)
Do this in remembrance of me
“Jesus said to them, ‘Amen, amen, I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you do not have life within you.'” (John 6:53)
Receive the gift of the Holy Spirit
“The Advocate, the holy Spirit that the Father will send in my name–he will teach you everything and remind you of all that I told you.” (John 14:26)
In service to the faithful of God
Jesus said to them, “Come after me, and I will make you fishers of men.” At once they left their nets and followed him.” (Matthew 4:20)
Together for life
“…from the beginning the Creator made them male and female and said, For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh. So they are no longer two, but one flesh. Therefore, what God has joined together, man must not separate.” (Matthew 19:3-6)
Jesus brings healing for the body and the soul
“Is any among you sick? Let him call for the presbyters of the Church, and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord; and the prayer of faith will save the sick man, and the Lord will raise him up; and if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven” (James 5:14-15)
May all the souls of the faithful departed, through the Mercy of God rest in peace.
In the face of the death of a loved one, our Catholic faith offers us the hope that for those who believe “life is not ended but merely changed.”