The Sacraments

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Eucharist (Holy Communion)

The Eucharist (Holy Communion) can be received daily at Mass by Catholics who have prepared for and received First Holy Communion.  Not all should necessarily receive Holy Communion at every Mass (cf. Receiving (or not receiving) the Eucharist at Mass).

Read more: What is the Eucharist?

Reconciliation (Confession)

After making an Examination of Conscience, Catholics receive this Sacrament from a priest who—in persona Christi (i.e., in the person of Christ / with authority given by Christ)—can absolve the sins confessed.  Those who receive absolution can be absolutely certain that their sins have been forgiven by God.

Anointing of the Sick

Contact a parish if you or a loved one is in need of spiritual healing due to physical, mental or emotional suffering.  

Holy Orders

Discerning the Priesthood?  Speak with Fr. Art, contact the Vocations Team or explore this Vocation Promotion site:

Baptism | Confirmation | Matrimony (Roman Catholic Marriage)

Those considering Baptism, Confirmation or Matrimony (Roman Catholic Marriage) at St. Mary’s or St. Paul’s should contact our parishes.  

Many non-Catholic Churches baptize with the same matter, form and intention as the Catholic Church, hence these baptisms are considered valid (i.e., having exactly the same effect as a Baptism performed in the Catholic Church; see Examples of valid and non-valid baptisms).   

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