For Catholics, the Sacrament of Baptism is the first step in a lifelong journey of commitment and discipleship. Whether we are baptized as infants or adults, Baptism is the Church’s way of celebrating and enacting the embrace of God.
This sacrament (for infants and small children) is administered during regularly scheduled Masses or on the 2nd and 4th Sunday at 12:30 p.m. Contact the Parish Office to register for a Baptism PREP class if you are a first time parent. The sacrament of Baptism for adults is administered through the RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults) program. Please contact the Parish office for more information on this program.
Catholics believe the Eucharist, or Communion, is both a sacrifice and a meal. We believe in the real presence of Jesus, who died for our sins. As we receive Christ’s Body and Blood, we also are nourished spiritually and brought closer to God.
The Catholic Sacrament of Reconciliation (also known as Penance, or Penance and Reconciliation) has three elements: conversion, confession and celebration. In it we find God’s unconditional forgiveness; as a result we are called to forgive others.
This sacrament is offered every Saturday afternoon from 4:15 until 5:15 p.m. You may also schedule an appointment with a priest. Please contact the parish office to schedule an apointment.
Confirmation is a Catholic Sacrament of mature Christian commitment and a deepening of baptismal gifts. It is one of the three Sacraments of Initiation for Catholics. It is most often associated with the gifts of the Holy Spirit.
For Catholics, the Sacrament of Marriage, or Holy Matrimony, is a public sign that one gives oneself totally to this other person. It is also a public statement about God: the loving union of husband and wife speaks of family values and also God’s values.
Arrangements for weddings should be made six months in advance of the planned date with the presider of the wedding. Participation in a Marriage Preparation program and private counseling with your presider is required. Please visit the Family Life website for more information regarding this sacrament: www.setonchurch.com/FamLife
In the Sacrament of Holy Orders, or Ordination, the priest being ordained vows to lead other Catholics by bringing them the sacraments (especially the Eucharist), by proclaiming the Gospel, and by providing other means to holiness.
This sacrament is administered by the Bishop of the Diocese once a year at the Diocesean Cathedral. For more information on the sacrament of Holy Orders in the Diocese of Lexington, please visit the Diocesean website www.cdlex.org