The Seven Sacraments
The Sacraments of Christian Initiation (Baptism, Confirmation, and the Holy Eucharist)
The sacraments of Christian initiation – Baptism, Confirmation, and the Eucharist – lay the foundations of every Christian life. “The sharing in the divine nature given to men through the grace of Christ bears a certain likeness to the origin, development, and nourishing of natural life. The faithful are born anew by Baptism, strengthened by the sacrament of Confirmation, and receive in the Eucharist the food of eternal life. By means of these sacraments of Christian initiation, they thus receive in increasing measure the treasures of the divine life and advance toward the perfection of charity”3 (Catechism of the Catholic Church, #1212).
- For inquiries about Baptism at Presentation, please contact Karen Simons ( email@example.com | 651-777-8116).
- For inquiries about First Holy Eucharist at Presentation, please contact Father T.J. McKenzie ( firstname.lastname@example.org | 651-777-8116). Sacramental preparation classes are held on Sunday mornings during the school year.
- For inquiries about Confirmation at Presentation, please contact Jessica Nelson ( email@example.com | 651-777-8116). Confirmation classes are held on Sundays during the school year.
The Sacraments of Healing (Confession and the Anointing of the Sick)
The Lord Jesus Christ, physician of our souls and bodies, who forgave the sins of the paralytic and restored him to bodily health,3 has willed that his Church continue, in the power of the Holy Spirit, his work of healing and salvation, even among her own members. This is the purpose of the two sacraments of healing: the sacrament of Penance and the sacrament of Anointing of the Sick (Catechism of the Catholic Church, #1421).
- Confessions at Presentation are held from 4:00-4:45 pm on Saturday afternoons, and also by appointment.
- For inquiries about the Anointing of the Sick, please contact the parish office ( firstname.lastname@example.org | 651-777-8116).
The Sacraments of Service (Marriage and Holy Orders)
Two other sacraments, Holy Orders and Matrimony, are directed towards the salvation of others; if they contribute as well to personal salvation, it is through service to others that they do so. They confer a particular mission in the Church and serve to build up the People of God (Catechism of the Catholic Church, #1534).