This sacrament signals a new beginning.
Reconciliation is a time to repent and recover God's grace. First Holy Communion is a time to discover and partake of the mysteries of Christ.
During this time, students are "confirming" their Catholic faith.
The covenant of marriage is more than a contract.
Those who receive the sacrament of Holy Orders -- as a deacon, priest or bishop -- are consecrated in Christ's name "to feed the Church by the word and grace of God." For more information on Holy Orders, please click here to learn more about The Josephites.
The Rite of Anointing tells us there is no need to wait until a person is at the point of death to receive the Sacrament. A careful judgment about the serious nature of the illness is sufficient. The Sacrament may be repeated if the sick person recovers after the anointing but becomes ill once again, or if, during the same illness, the person's condition becomes more serious. A person should be anointed before surgery when a dangerous illness is the reason for the intervention (cf. Rite of Anointing, Introduction, nos. 8-10).
"At the death of a Christian, the Church intercedes on behalf of the deceased because of its confident belief that death is not the end, nor does it break the bonds forged in life. The Church also ministers to the sorrowing and consoles them in the funeral rites with the comforting Word of God and the Sacrament of the Eucharist."
(Order of Christian Funerals, no. 4)
St. Joseph Parish, Maysville
Providing a Beacon of Hope in the Maysville Community since 1930