Sacraments

Holy Baptism is the basis of the whole Christian life, the gateway to life in the Spirit. Through Baptism we are freed from sin and reborn as sons of God; we become members of Christ, are incorporated into the Church and made sharers in her mission.

Please contact parish office or pastor if you wish to learn more or wish to be baptized.

At the Last Supper, on the night he was betrayed, Jesus instituted the Eucharistic sacrifice of his Body and Blood. This he did in order to perpetuate the sacrifice of the cross throughout the ages until he should come again, and so to entrust to the Church a memorial of his death and resurrection: a sacrament of love, a sign of unity, a bond of charity, a Paschal banquet. 

Attend Mass at OLMV to receive the Holy Communion.

Baptism, the Eucharist, and the sacrament of Confirmation together constitute the “sacraments of Christian initiation”. By the sacrament of Confirmation, [the baptized] are more perfectly bound to the Church and are enriched with a special strength of the Holy Spirit.

Please contact parish office or pastor for more information.

Those who approach the sacrament of Reconciliation/Penance obtain pardon from God’s mercy for the offense committed against him, and are, at the same time, reconciled with the Church.

30 minutes before each Mass or by appointment.

By the sacred anointing of the sick and the prayer of the priests the whole Church commends those who are ill to the suffering and glorified Lord, that he may raise them up and save them.

4th Sunday at all Masses or by appointment.

If you are contemplating marriage, please contact the parish office or pastor at least 6 months in advance for marriage preparation classes.

Holy Orders is the sacrament through which the mission entrusted by Christ to his apostles continues to be exercised in the Church until the end of time: thus it is the sacrament of apostolic ministry.

Please contact pastor if you are discerning, or would like more information about priesthood. 

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