St. Anna's Catholic Church

 

Sacraments

 

Sacraments are vital expressions of who we are as Catholic Christians. Each time we receive a sacrament we respond in a deeper way to Jesus’ call to discipleship. The Catechism of the Catholic Church lists the sacraments as follows: “The whole liturgical life of the Church revolves around the Eucharistic sacrifice and the sacraments. There are seven sacraments in the Church: Baptism, Eucharist, Confirmation, Marriage, Reconciliation, Anointing of the Sick and Holy Orders.”

 

Baptism

Baptism is the first sacrament celebrated in the process of becoming a full member of the Church community. It is the first of the three Sacraments of Initiation - Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist.

 

 

Eucharist

Eucharist is described by the Church in Canon Law 897: "The Most Holy Eucharist is the most august sacrament, in which Christ the Lord himself is contained, offered and recieved, and by which the Church constantly lives and grows.

 

 

 

Confirmation

A weekly program is held every year to prepare 10th Grade teens for the Sacrament of Confirmation. Any Catholic parishioner, 18 years or older, who wishes to be confirmed may enter into formal sacramental preparation.

 

 

Marriage

Marriage is a very important Sacrament in the Church and as such there are requirements necessary for having a marriage in the Church

 

 

 

Reconciliation

The forgiveness of sins committed after Baptism is conferred by a particular sacrament called the sacrament of conversion, confession, penance or conciliation.

 

 

Anointing of the Sick

The sacrament of Anointing of the Sick has as its purpose the conferral of a special grace on the Christian experiencing the difficulties inherent in the condition of grave illness or old age.

 

 

Holy Orders

In the Sacrament of Holy Orders, or Ordination, 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.

 

 

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