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.
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.
For more information, please contact the church office at 209-383-3924.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.