“Baptism is God’s most beautiful and magnificent 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.”
-St. Gregory Of Nazianzus, Oratio 40,3-4:PG 36,361C.
Contact the Parish Office at least 3 months in advance of the birth of your child.
“Only God forgives sins…Christ has willed that in her prayer and life and action his whole Church should be the sign and instrument of the forgiveness and reconciliation that he acquired for us at the price of his blood. But he entrusted the exercise of the power of absolution to the apostolic ministry which he charged with the “ministry of reconciliation.” The apostle is sent out “on behalf of Christ” with “God making his appeal” through him and pleading: ‘Be reconciled to God.’ ” –Catechism of the Catholic Church
Available before every Mass and upon request.
“The marriage covenant, by which a man and a woman form with each other an intimate communion of life and love, has been founded and endowed with its own special laws by the Creator. By its very nature it is ordered to the good of the couple, as well as to the generation and education of children. Christ the Lord raised marriage between the baptized to the dignity of a sacrament.(cf. CIC, can. 1055 § 1; cf. GS 48 § 1)” –Catechism of the Catholic Church
Please contact the parish office at least six months in advance of your wedding date.