Sacraments

Sacraments are outward signs, instituted by Christ, to give grace.

We recognize that the Sacraments have a visible and invisible reality, a reality open to all the human senses but grasped in its God-given depths with the eyes of faith. When parents hug their children, for example, the visible reality we see is the hug. The invisible reality the hug conveys is love. We cannot “see” the love the hug expresses, though sometimes we can see its nurturing effect in the child.

The visible reality we see in the Sacraments is their outward expression, the form they take, and the way in which they are administered and received. The invisible reality we cannot “see” is God’s grace, his gracious initiative in redeeming us through the death and Resurrection of his Son. His initiative is called grace because it is the free and loving gift by which he offers people a share in his life, and shows us his favor and will for our salvation. Our response to the grace of God’s initiative is itself a grace or gift from God by which we can imitate Christ in our daily lives.

The saving words and deeds of Jesus Christ are the foundation of what he would communicate in the Sacraments through the ministers of the Church. Guided by the Holy Spirit, the Church recognizes the existence of Seven Sacraments instituted by the Lord. They are the Sacraments of Initiation (BaptismConfirmation, the Eucharist), the Sacraments of Healing (Penance and theAnointing of the Sick), and the Sacraments at the Service of Communion (Marriage and Holy Orders). Through the Sacraments, God shares his holiness with us so that we, in turn, can make the world holier.

 

Upcoming Events

Jun
22
Thu
5:00 pm Adoration
Adoration
Jun 22 @ 5:00 pm – Jun 23 @ 5:15 pm
 
Jun
25
Sun
all-day Coffee & Donuts @ School Cafeteria after 8 & 10am Masses
Coffee & Donuts @ School Cafeteria after 8 & 10am Masses
Jun 25 all-day
 
10:00 am Parish Library Open 10am Mass @ Parish Vestibule near bathroom following 10am Mass
Parish Library Open 10am Mass @ Parish Vestibule near bathroom following 10am Mass
Jun 25 @ 10:00 am – 10:00 am
 
Jun
24
Sat
9:20 pm TMIY 630am School Cafe
TMIY 630am School Cafe
Jun 24 @ 9:20 pm – 10:20 pm
The Parish Men’s Group “That Man Is You” meets weekly in School Cafeteria beginning at 630am on Saturday mornings.  For more information contact Mike Haughton at mikehaug7@icloud.com or 740-397-3557.
Jun
29
Thu
5:00 pm Adoration
Adoration
Jun 29 @ 5:00 pm – Jun 30 @ 5:15 pm
 
Jul
1
Sat
9:20 pm TMIY 630am School Cafe
TMIY 630am School Cafe
Jul 1 @ 9:20 pm – 10:20 pm
The Parish Men’s Group “That Man Is You” meets weekly in School Cafeteria beginning at 630am on Saturday mornings.  For more information contact Mike Haughton at mikehaug7@icloud.com or 740-397-3557.