The Latin word sacramentum means "a sign of the sacred." The seven sacraments are ceremonies that point to what is sacred, significant and important for Christians. They are special occasions for experiencing God's saving presence. That's what theologians mean when they say that sacraments are at the same time signs and instruments of God's grace.
If you learn more about the sacraments, you can celebrate them more fully. To learn more about the individual sacraments, please follow the links below. You'll find easy-to-understand articles and a good sample of common questions and answers.
.Baptism/Bautismo The Sacrament of Baptism is the first step in a lifelong journey of commitment and discipleship. Whether we are baptized as infants or adults, Baptism is the Church's way of celebrating and enacting the embrace of God.
Confessions/Confesiones Sacrament of Reconciliation (also known as Penance) has three elements: conversion, confession and celebration. In it we find God's unconditional forgiveness; as a result we are called to forgive. 1st Communion Primera Comunion 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. Call the parish office for more information (432) 682-2581.
Confirmation/Confirmacion Confirmation is a Catholic Sacrament of mature Christian commitment and a deepening of baptismal gifts. It is one of the three Sacraments of Initiation for Catholics. It is most often associated with the gifts of the Holy Spirit. Call the parish office for more information (432) 682-2581.
Marriage/Matrimonio Sacrament of Marriage, or Holy Matrimony, is a public sign that one gives oneself totally to this other person. It is also a public statement about God: the loving union of husband and wife speaks of family values and also God's. Contact the Parish office at (432) 682-2581, 6 to 8 months in advance, before finalizing any other arrangements. Llame a la oficina parroquial al 9432) 682-2581, 6 a 8 meses de avanzado, antes de finalizar otros arreglos
Sacrament of Holy Orders The priest being ordained vows to lead other Catholics by bringing them the sacraments (especially the Eucharist), by proclaiming the Gospel, and by providing other means to holiness.
Anointing of the Sick Anuncio de los Enfermos Please call the parish office at (432) 682-2581, to schedule an appointment. Por favor de llamar a la oficina parroquial al (432) 682-2581, para poner una cita.
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