The word “sacramentum” means “a sign of the sacred”. The sacraments are ceremonies that point to what is sacred and is required to attain grace. Sacraments are instruments used to attain sanctifying grace, the unmerited gift coming directly from God. If you learn more about the sacraments, you can celebrate them more fully. To learn more about the individual sacraments, please read the following and follow the links. The questions are linked to an external resource.
Parents who wish to have their children baptized are kindly asked to contact the parish office at least three months in advance. Parents and Godparents are required to attend the Baptism preparation class.
To access Baptism schedule, click here.
The Sacrament of Reconciliation (also known as the Sacrament of Penance, or Penance and Reconciliation) has three elements: conversion, confession and celebration. In it we find God’s unconditional forgiveness, and as a result we are called to forgive others.
To access Confession times, click here
Catholics believe the Eucharist, or Communion, is both a sacrifice and a meal. We believe in the real presence of Jesus, who died for our sins. As we receive Christ’s Body and Blood, we also are nourished spiritually and brought closer to God.
Confirmation is a Catholic sacrament of mature Christian commitment and a deepening of baptismal gifts. Like Baptism and Eucharist, it is a Sacrament of Initiation for Catholics and a Sacrament of faith in God’s fidelity to us.
It is required that one of those to be married resides within the parish boundary. Couples planning to be married must contact the parish at least one year in advance. They must also receive personal preparation prior to entering marriage. If either party has previously gone through any form of civil or religious marriage with another person, the priest is not permitted to set a wedding date until the Bishop’s office has been contacted.
For more information contact the Parish Office at 519-822-4614.
Anointing of the Sick
The Anointing of the Sick, formerly known as Last Rites or Extreme Unction, is a ritual of healing appropriate not only for physical but also for mental and spiritual sickness.
Holy Orders - Is God Calling You?
Pray to know how God wants to use your talents and abilities. Could it be He is calling you to consider priesthood or religious life? If you think that God is calling you The Diocese of Hamilton has a Vocations Office and a website. You may reach them by clicking here