Sacramental Life

Reconciliation

Saturdays
4:00 P.M. – 4:30 P.M.
(Or by appointment)

Mass Times

Sunday Mass
8:00 A.M. & 10:30 A.M.

Daily Mass

Monday – 12:00 P.M.
Tuesday – Friday
8:00 A.M.

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

Thursday

9:00 A.M – 6:30 P.M.

First Friday
7:00 P
.M. – 12:00 A.M.

Baptism

Holy Baptism is the basis of the whole Christian life, the gateway to life in the Spirit, and the door which gives a­ccess to the other sacraments. 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: “Baptism is the sacrament of regeneration through water in the word.” CCC:1213

Baptism is God’s most beautiful and magnificent gift… we call it gift, grace, anointing, enlightenment, garment of immortality, bath of rebirth, seal, and most precious gift. It is called gift because it is conferred on those who bring nothing of their own; grace since it is given even to the guilty; Baptism because sin is buried in the water; anointing for it is priestly and royal as are those who are anointed; enlightenment because it radiates light; clothing since it veils our shame; bath because it washes; and seal as it is our guard and the sign of God’s Lordship. CCC1216

If you wish to have your infant baptized, please contact the office before the baby is born for information regarding Baptismal Preparation and scheduling of the event.

Baptisms are scheduled on the 1st Sunday of each month at 11:45 A.M.

The Eucharist

The Eucharist is the center of all we do and are as a church, Diocese and Parish. We celebrate the Eucharist each day, often two and sometimes three times a day. With full and active participation in the Eucharist to the degree that each person is called, only truly enters into the Body of Christ which is the Church. Some are called to be the Principal Celebrant of the Mass, some are called to receive the Eucharist only spiritually, but all are called to celebrate the Eucharist.

At the Last Supper, on the night he was betrayed, our Savior instituted the Eucharistic sacrifice of his Body and Blood. This he did in order to perpetuate the sacrifice of the cross throughout the ages and until he he should come again, and so to entrust to his beloved Spouse, the Church, a memorial of his death and resurrection: a sacrament of love, a sign of unity, a bond of charity, a Paschal banquet ‘in which Christ is consumed, the mind is filled with grace, and a pledge of future glory is given to us’ CCC1323

The Eucharist is “the source and summit of the Christian life.” The other sacraments, and indeed all ecclesiastical ministries and works of the apostolate, are bound up with the Eucharist and are oriented toward it. For in the Blessed Eucharist is contained the whole spiritual good of the Church, namely Christ himself, our Pasch. CCC1324

It is a tradition of the church that those who cannot join us at the Eucharist Table have the Eucharist brought to them. If you cannot come to the Altar to receive the Body of Christ, we will joyfully bring it to you. Please contact the Parish office.

Confirmation

Baptism, the Eucharist, and the sacrament of Confirmation together constitute the “sacraments of Christian initiation,” whose unity must be safeguarded. 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. Hence they are, as true witnesses of Christ, more strictly obliged to spread and defend the faith by word and deed. CCC1285

From that time on the apostles, in fulfillment of Christ’s will, imparted to the newly baptized by the laying on of hands the gift of the Spirit that completes the grace of Baptism. For this reason in the Letter to the Hebrews the doctrine concerning Baptism and the laying on of hands is listed among the first elements of Christian instruction. The imposition of hands is rightly recognized by the Catholic tradition as the origin of the sacrament of Confirmation, which in a certain way perpetuates the grace of Pentecost in the Church. CCC1288

This anointing highlights the name “Christian,” which means “anointed” and derives from that of Christ himself whom God “anointed with the Holy Spirit.” This rite of anointing has continued ever since, in both East and West. For this reason the Eastern Churches call this sacrament Chrismation, anointing with chrism, or myron which means “chrism.” In the West, the term Confirmation suggests that this sacrament both confirms and strengthens baptismal grace. CCC1298

Reconciliation (Confession or Penance)

The Sacrament of Confession is celebrated every Saturday at Sacred Heart of Jesus as scheduled. In addition, the Sacrament is available anytime by appointment. Any Catholic over the age of 8 is expected to receive the sacrament of Reconciliation at least once a year between Ash Wednesday and Trinity Sunday. A regular reception of the Sacrament of Penance is necessary for those who wish to continue their spiritual growth in our Lord. The grace of the Sacrament is not only to absolve sin, but the grace strengthens us to avoid sin and to draw closer to the Lord.

Sacrament of Reconciliation: Saturday 4:15 P.M. to 4:45 (or by appointment)

Matrimony

Matrimony is the sacrament which most clearly reveals Christ to us; not only to those being married, but to their children and the entire community. It is in Marriage that we see the unitive power of Christ and his Church, the Creative power of God the Father and the sustaining power of the Holy Spirit. If you are called to enter into this Sacrament of Marriage, please contact the parish at least one year in advance to ensure that all necessary preparations can be made.

Holy Orders (Deacon, Priest, Nun)

The Priesthood is the humblest of all the sacraments. Its sole purpose is to make Christ sacramentally present to the community. If you think you might be called to Orders, please contact any Decon, Priest or Bishop.

Anointing of the Sick

The Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick is for those who are struggling with physical, emotional or psychological illnesses. The Sacrament is offered to any Baptized person who requests it. Most priests carry the oil of the sick with them and have the rite memorized. The Sacrament can be received anytime.

Please contact the priest in the event of an emergency.