Jesus was baptized and taught his Apostles to do likewise. Through Baptism we are freed from sin and reborn as sons and daughters of God. In Baptism, we become members of the Body of Christ as we are incorporated into the Church and made sharers in her mission. Children and Adults are welcomed to become members of the Body of Christ through Baptism. READ MORE.
The Eucharist is the source and summit of the Christian life. When we faithfully receive the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ, we grow deeper in communion with God and fellowship with one another. The Eucharist is the center of the life of Parish. Care is taken to prepare these liturgies so that they will be welcoming, uplifting, and meaningful.
Confirmation is a rite of initiation in several Christian denominations, normally carried out through anointing, the laying on of hands, and prayer, for the purpose of bestowing the Gift of the Holy Spirit. Confirmation is seen as the sealing of the covenant created in Holy Baptism.
Forgiveness is not a result of our efforts, but is a gift. It is a gift of the Holy Spirit who showers us with mercy and grace that pours forth unceasingly from the open heart of Christ crucified and risen. The sacrament of Reconciliation is also known as Penance and Confession, among other names. It is a sacrament of healing meant to convey God’s love and mercy and bring peace of mind and soul that flows from the very heart of God. READ MORE.
Marriage in the Catholic Church, also called matrimony, is the "covenant by which a man and a woman establish between themselves a partnership of the whole of life and which is ordered by its nature to the good of the spouses and the procreation and education of offspring", and which "has been raised by Christ the Lord to the dignity of a sacrament between the baptised."
In the Church's Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick, through the ministry of the priest, it is Jesus who touches the sick to heal them from sin – and sometimes even from physical ailment. His cures were signs of the arrival of the Kingdom of God. The core message of his healing tells us of his plan to conquer sin and death by his dying and rising. To make an appointment for Anointing of the Sick, please contact the rectory at (609)-882-2860.
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The Catholic Church sees the death of a Christian as the end of the earthly pilgrimage and the beginning of a new and eternal life with God. The rites of the Church reflect this belief. These rites aim to assist the dead with prayers of the Church for their eternal salvation in Jesus Christ and to aid the family and friends of the deceased in their time of loss and sorrow with a message of hope and consolation in Jesus Christ. READ MORE.