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The matrimonial covenant, by which a man and a woman establish between themselves a partnership of the whole of life, is by its nature ordered toward the good of the spouses and the procreation and education of offspring; this covenant between baptized persons has been raised by Christ the Lord to the dignity of a sacrament.
Catechism of the Catholic Church (1601)
The Sacrament of Baptism is the first of the three sacraments of initiation in the Catholic Church. We are very happy to assist you and accompany your family in preparing for this wonderful celebration for your child.
The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is the Church's ritual process for calling adults to a conversion of mind and heart and preparing them for a full and active life in the Church as disciples of Jesus. During the process, adults participate in liturgical rites that both mark the progress of their journey and form them more deeply by God's grace. The culmination of that ritual process is the celebration of the sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist.
Are you an adult seeking to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation?
Congratulations! Through this Sacrament your life in the Spirit will be strengthen and enriched! The Archdiocese provides several opportunities per year for adult Catholics (18+) to receive the sacrament of Confirmation. Because this sacrament is so intimately united to the sacraments of Baptism and Eucharist, persons wishing to be confirmed must:
• Have been baptized
• Have already received their first Eucharist
• Have been through a process of preparation to receive the sacrament of Confirmation
If Baptized Adult Catholic, but not received 1st Communion, see Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA) Page
If you would like to request a priest or deacon to come to your home for a house blessing, one needs to be a registered parishioner and/or live within the parish boundaries. Contact the church office 210-658-3816 to request a houseblessing.
The funeral home contacts the church office to schedule the funeral Mass. This is normal procedure.
You may call the parish office 210-658-3816 if you are anticipating a funeral and have additional questions.
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If someone is unable to attend Mass because of their health or the health of a loved one, we have Eucharistic Ministers who are assigned specifically to take Holy Communion to the homebound within our parish community. Call the church office 210-658-3816 to speak with the parish secretary to request a Homebound Eucharistic Minister.