The sacraments are “efficacious signs of grace, instituted by Christ and entrusted to the Church, by which divine life is dispensed to us. The visible rites by which the sacraments are celebrated signify and make present the graces proper to each sacrament. They bear fruit in those who receive them with the required dispositions.” The celebration of the sacraments is the visible sign of the grace present to each sacrament. The Church celebrates the sacraments as a priestly community, and the Holy Spirit prepares the faithful for the sacraments by the Word of God and the faith that welcomes that word. The sacraments strengthen our faith and express it.
The sacrament of Baptism is the first sacrament of Christian initiation. The origin and foundation of the Christian Baptism is Jesus. Through baptism, we are freed from sin and reborn as sons and daughters of God to live and practice his word.
To make arrangements for baptism please contact the church. At least one parent must be an active member of the parish, and attendance at a pre-baptismal class is required.
The sacrament of Confirmation, together with Baptism and Eucharist, form the Sacraments of Initiation. Confirmation seals the baptized person with the gift of the Holy Spirit and strengthens them to spread and defend the faith of the Church.
For more information on preparing for Confirmation click here.
The Eucharist is “the source and summit of the Christian life.” [CCC 1324] First Holy Communion is a special time in a child’s faith, and proper preparation must take place. For more information on preparation click here.
Anointing of the Sick
The Church continues Jesus Christ’s work of healing and caring for the sick through this sacrament. Request for Anointing of the Sick may be made for those who are seriously ill by contacting the church.
“The two shall become one flesh. So they are no longer two but one flesh. Therefore, what God has joined together, no human being must separate.” (Mk 10:8-9). The sacrament of Marriage is a commitment between husband and wife to one another through Christ.
The Catholic party wishing to marry at St. Frances Cabrini must be an active member of the Parish. Pre-marriage classes are required, and arrangements must be made four months in advance.
Through confession, we have the opportunity to repent and recover the grace of friendship with God by his mercy. The sacrament of Reconciliation is offered Saturdays from 4:00 – 5:00 PM or anytime by appointment. Communal Penance Service takes place periodically.
The sacrament of Holy Orders communicates the sacred power of Christ. If you have a feeling that God may be calling you to the priesthood, take the first step and contact the church.