THE SEVEN SACRAMENTS
by Rogier van der Weyden, ca. 1448
The Sacraments of the Catholic Church, "instituted by Christ and entrusted to the Church, are efficacious signs of grace perceptible to the senses. Through them divine life is bestowed upon us." They assist individuals in their spiritual progress and growth in holiness. The sacraments contribute to the Church's growth in charity and in giving witness.
Compendium of the Catechism of the Catholic Church, 224
ADULT'S SACRAMENT PREPARATION AND CELEBRATION
Adults who are not baptized may prepare for this sacrament of Initiation into the Catholic Church through the RCIA process. Contact Rosa Rama for additional information.
Adults who are baptized and practicing their Catholic faith, but who have not been confirmed may prepare for Confirmation through a specialized adult Confirmation program. Adult Confirmation takes place in the spring of each year, during the Easter season. Contact Rosa Rama to begin this process.
The sacrament of Reconciliation is celebrated each Saturday from 4 to 5 p.m., and at other times by appointment with one of the parish priests.
Communal celebrations of Reconciliation may take place during Advent and/or Lent. Specific information is posted as these seasons approach.
Preparation for Marriage begins with a call to one of the parish priests. Until the wedding is scheduled through this contact, no further preparations may take place. The priest who schedules the wedding will provide further information about preparing for marriage.
Anointing of the Sick
In an emergency, call 949-492-4101 then select extension 109
No longer referred to as the “Last Rites,” this beautiful sacrament is for anyone facing a serious illness or surgery. Anointing may be celebrated more than once in the course of an illness, and may also be celebrated when death is near. It is not celebrated after the time of death.
To arrange for an anointing, simply call the parish ofice: 949-492-4101
CHILDREN'S SACRAMENT PREPARATION
Baptism of Infants and Young Children
Families prepare together for the baptism of infants and toddlers. An informational meeting or class takes place once each month, with Baptism following in a subsequent month.
Baptism celebrations are held on the first Saturday of each month, in English, at 10 a.m. in English and on the third sunday of the month Spanish.
Contact Rosa Rama for information and to schedule an infant or toddler Baptism.
Children of catechetical age (about 7 and up) may have other methods of preparing for Baptism. Contact Rosa Rama for an individual interview.
Reconciliation (first time, children)
Second graders prepare for Reconciliation before First Eucharist. Children must be enrolled in the parish school or in the Faith Formation for Children program (FFC); preparation for this sacrament takes place within either of these learning models. A session for all parents of second graders is a part of this preparation process. Scheduling information will appear in the parish calendar and will be distributed to the children and parents in either the school or FFC.
Eucharist (first time, children)
Second graders prepare for First Eucharist throughout their academic year. Three meetings for parents are also included in this preparation process. Scheduling information will appear in the parish calendar and will be distributed to the children and parents in either the school or FFC.
Confirmation (high school teens grades 9 & 10)
High school teens in grades 9 and 10 prepare for Confirmation. For additional information about the confirmation process contact Mike Arias or visit the Youth Ministry page