St. Mary's Sacrament Schedule
- Baptisms are scheduled for the Second Sunday of the month at 2:00 pm in the upper church. Parents must call the rectory. You may access the Baptism Registration form here.
- Reconciliation: Confessions Saturday 3:00-3:45 PM or by appointment
- Matrimony: Please make arrangements at least six months in advance to allow for adequate preparation.
The descriptions of the Sacraments below are from the United States Catholic Catechism for Adults
In Baptism, the Holy Spirit moves us to answer Christ's call to holiness. In Baptism, we are asked to walk by the light of Christ and to trust in his wisdom. We are invited to submit our hearts to Christ with ever deeper love.
Jesus entrusted the ministry of reconciliation to the Church. The Sacrament of Penance is God's gift to us so that any sin committed after Baptism can be forgiven. In confession we have the opportunity to repent and recover the grace of friendship with God. It is a holy moment in which we place ourselves in his presence and honestly acknowledge our sins, especially mortal sins. With absolution, we are reconciled to God and the Church. The Sacrament helps us stay close to the truth that we cannot live without God.
The Sacrament of Marriage is a covenant, which is more than a contract. Covenant always expresses a relationship between persons. The marriage covenant refers to the relationship between the husband and wife, a permanent union of persons capable of knowing and loving each other and God. The celebration of marriage is also a liturgical act, appropriately held in a public liturgy at church. Catholics are urged to celebrate their marriage within the Eucharistic Liturgy.