- Francis House
- Knights of Columbus Blessed Mother Teresa Council #439
Preparation for Sacraments is lifelong and involves the whole parish community.In choosing to receive Sacraments, you accept your Christian responsibility to remain an active member of a Catholic parish and continue to educate yourself and others in a Christian way of life.
As an ongoing sacrament, the sacrament of Eucharist, the source and summit of Christian life, completes initiation (CCC #1322). It is the sacrament whereby God’s People are invited to partake of the Body of Christ in order to be nourished and strengthened in Christ whose identity they assume through Baptism. Thus, with each reception, God’s People proclaim the Paschal Mystery of Jesus “until he comes.” The pilgrim People of God advances following the way of the cross “toward the heavenly banquet, when all the elect will be seated at the table of the Kingdom” (CCC #1344).
Through the laying on of hands and the anointing with chrism, the sacrament of Confirmation unites the Baptized more intimately to Christ and to his Church by the power of the Holy Spirit and the sign of the cross. Empowered by the spirit, the graces of our Baptism, and the gifts of the Holy Spirit, the fully initiated are enabled to be disciples who participate in the mission of the Church. This mission includes the salvation of souls and the transformation of society into God’s kingdom of justice, love and peace. (CCC #1285).
Please see the religious education page for more information on classes and how to register.