Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Sacraments

Seven Sacraments of the Catholic Church

Baptism

One is freed from initial sin and welcomed into the Church.

The Sacrament of Baptism is celebrated on the 1st and 3rd weekend of the month.  Please contact the parish office (262-763-1500 or parishoffice@stmb.org) to schedule a time for your child's baptism, or to ask any questions that you might have.

Reconciliation / Penance

One recevies pardon from God for the sins one has committed.

Adults wishing to receive Reconciliation for the first time should sign up for our RCIA program.  Children in our school and REP (Religious Education Program) are prepared for this sacrament in second grade prior to receiving First Communion.

Reconcilliation (PDF)

For those that have not received the sacrament of reconciliation, please take the time to look over this document to prepare yourself for this sacrament.

Reconciliation Times:

1st & 3rd Saturday at St. Charles 4:00 PM - 4:30 PM

2nd, 4th & 5th Saturdays at Immaculate Conception 3:30 - 4:00 PM

First Communion / Eucharist 

First time one recevies the sacrament of the Holy Eucharist, which is one of the central focuses of the Church.

Adults wishing to receive First Communion should sign up for our RCIA program.  Children in our school and REP (Religious Education Program) are prepared for this sacrament in second grade.  We want children experiencing First Eucharist to have a complete understanding of what it is they are receiving, thus preparation for First Eucharist starts the year before they are to receive the sacrament. Parents should have their children enrolled in Faith Formation classes by 1st grade.  Once these children are prepared, they receive their First Communion in early May.

Confirmation

One receives the Holy Spirit and becomes an adult member of the Catholic Church.

Adults wishing to be Confirmed should sign up for our RCIA program.  Children in our Catholic High School and REP programs are prepared for this Sacrament in eleventh grade.

Marriage 

The sacrament in which a lifelong partnership is formed between a man and a woman.

Couples contemplating marriage should call the pastor (262-763-1500) for information about premarital preparation policies.  This should be done six to twelve months in advance of the anticipated wedding date.  Marriage ceremonies are scheduled on Friday evenings and Saturdays at 1:00 PM and 2:00 PM.

 

Anointing of the Sick

Uniting of the sick person to the passion of Christ, giving them the strength, peace, and  courage to endure in a Christian manner through the sufferings of illness or old age.

Anointing of the sick is done after the 4:30 PM Mass on the first Saturday of every month..

Holy Orders

Holy Orders is the sacrament by which deacons, priests and bishops are ordained and receive the grace and power to perform sacred duties.