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Sacraments


The seven sacraments - Baptism, Confirmation, Eucharist, Reconciliation, Anointing of the Sick, Holy Orders, and the Matrimony - are the life of the Catholic Church. Each sacrament is an outward sign of an inward grace. When we participate in them worthily, each provides us with graces—with the life of God in our soul. In worship, we give to God that which we owe Him; in the sacraments, He gives us the graces necessary to live a truly human life.

Baptism

As the first of the seven sacraments instituted by Christ and entrusted to the Church, Baptism is the door of the spiritual life. It makes us members of Christ and unites us with the Church. Through this sacrament a believer receives the remission of original and personal sin and begins a new life in Christ and the Holy Spirit. The rite of Baptism consists of immersing the candidate in water, or pouring water on the head, while pronouncing the invocation of the Most Holy Trinity: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.

We celebrate the Sacrament of Baptism in St. Patrick’s Church on second and fourth Sunday of the month at 2:30 pm in English, and also, on second and fourth Saturday of the month at 10:00 am in Spanish.
We ask that the Parents and God-Parents attend one Pre-Baptism Class which is set up at the registration for Baptism. Our English classes are held on Fridays at 7:00 pm twice a month, and Spanish classes twice a month on Thursdays at 6:30 pm in St. Patrick’s Church Classroom 1. Please register for Baptism and the class on Monday or Thursday afternoon between 1:00 and 3:30 pm in the church office at 671 E. Yosemite Ave. Please remember to bring the child’s original certified birth certificate. The registration fee is $35.00. The God-parents are to be practicing Catholics, have received the Sacrament of Confirmation, and if married, they must be married in the Catholic Church.You will need be bring proof of confirmation certificate if godparent is single or proof of marriage certificate if godparents are married at time of registration.

For more information, please contact the church office at 209-383-3924.

RCIA and RCIC (Baptism, Confirmation, Eucharist)

    Each year we celebrate the beautiful liturgy of Easter Vigil which is highlighted by the celebration of the Sacraments of Initiation (Baptism, Confirmation, Eucharist). That night, we welcome to our church community those who made their faith journey through the process of the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) and the Rite of Christian Initiation of Children (RCIC). Through this process, one who has never been baptized, or has already been baptized in another Christian faith, can come to a full communion with the Catholic Church.

    RCIA classes begin in August and are held every Sunday of the month during the 9:00 am Mass. These sessions are also for Catholics who have not received the Sacraments of Confirmation and Eucharist. Please call the church office (209-383-3924) for details.

    RCIC is a two year process wherechildren of school age participatewith their parents in special instructions. To register please contact Mrs. Debbie Rosa at 209-723-8888 or email debbie@olmstpatrick.org.