Holy Baptism is the gateway to a Christian life. It also serves as the door to life in the Spirit, which gives access to the other sacraments. Through Baptism we are freed from sin and reborn as children of God. When we are baptised, we become members of Christ, we are incorporated into the Church and become sharers in its mission.
Reconciliation lies at the heart of Jesus’ ministry and the messages in the Gospel. Forgiveness and Conversion are the special gifts that help us lead a life of holiness in union with God and the church. Confessions: By appointment with the parish priest.
In the Holy Eucharist, the source and summit of the whole Christian life, the faithful offer the Divine Victim to God, and offer themselves along with It, and manifest the unity of the people of God in the Mystical Body of Christ.
Through Confirmation, the Holy Spirit endows the people of God with special strength to spread and defend the faith, both by word and by deed, as true witnesses of Christ.
Anointing of the Sick
Through the ministry of the Church, Jesus Christ continues to touch those who are very sick and or frail due to old age with the gift of the Holy Spirit. The sacrament brings a sense of peace, courage, forgiveness and healing. • The family of the ill or frail person needs to contact the church to request the anointing of the sick.
God inscribed the vocation, capacity and responsibility of love and union in humanity and it is through matrimony that the inscription is realized. The Christian marriage is a covenant between two people and it is expressed throughout the celebration of marriage.
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The whole Church is a priestly people. Through Baptism all the faithful share in the priesthood of Christ. This participation is called the “common priesthood of the faithful.” Based on this common priesthood and ordered to its service, there exists another participation in the mission of Christ: the ministry conferred by the sacrament of Holy Orders.
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