SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM

Baptism is the first of the three Sacraments of Initiation (Baptism/Holy Communion/Confirmation) into the Catholic faith and the basis of the whole Christian life.  Through Baptism we are reborn of water and the Holy Spirit, and we are invited to share in Jesus Christ’s mission on Earth.

Infant Baptism

Baptism Preparation Classes are held every couple of months at our weekend Church location site (Narcoossee Middle School); usually after the 8:30 AM Mass on Sunday.

To see when the next Baptism Prep Class (for infants) will be held, please see our Electronic Bulletin Newsletters or email the Pastor: FrCharles@SaintCabriniCatholic.org

Adult Baptism/R.C.I.A.

Our new, inaugural ‘Mini’ Faith Formation Program begins in the Fall of 2021.  Please contact our Coordinator, Dr. Joe Domingues, for additional information about Baptism for children over the age of 7; high schoolers; or adults; at: FaithFormation@SaintCabriniCatholic.org

 

SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION

Reconciliation (Confession) is the Sacrament of genuine and ongoing conversion and God’s gift of guaranteed forgiveness and mercy.  Sin fractures our friendship with Jesus and with our brothers and sisters.  Reconciliation grants us God’s forgiveness of our sins and restores our friendship with Him and with His Church.

Reconciliation is available 30 minutes before each weekend Mass:

Saturday: 4:30 PM Confessions (Mass at 5 PM).

Sunday: 8 AM Confessions (Mass at 8:30 AM); & 10 AM Confessions (Mass at 10:30 AM).

SACRAMENT OF FIRST HOLY COMMUNION

Holy Communion (Eucharist) in the Catholic Church is a Sacrament and a Sacrifice – and is the summit and source of our Christian life.  We believe that the consecrated bread and wine are truly the Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity of our Lord Jesus Christ as given to us through Jesus Himself and empowered upon His Apostles at the Last Supper to continue it in memory of Him.

Children begin preparation for First Holy Communion when they are in the 1st Grade and receive for the first time towards the end of 2nd Grade.  Children older that 7 years of age enroll in the R.C.I.C. (Rite of Christian Initiation of Children).  High Schoolers & Adults needing the Sacrament enroll in the R.C.I.A. (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults).

Our new, inaugural ‘Mini’ Faith Formation Program begins in the Fall of 2021.  Please contact our Coordinator, Dr. Joe Domingues, for additional information: FaithFormation@SaintCabriniCatholic.org

SACRAMENT OF CONFIRMATION

 

Confirmation is the bestowing of the gift of the Holy Spirit upon Candidates who have been sufficiently catechized.  This Sacrament gives us special divine strength to share and “defend our faith by word and action as true witnesses of Christ” and to never be ashamed of His Cross. (Catechism of the Catholic Church #1303)

Candidates begin preparation for Confirmation when they are in the 7th Grade and receive the Sacrament sometime in the 8th Grade.  High Schoolers & Adults needing the Sacrament enroll in the R.C.I.A. (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults).

Our new, inaugural ‘Mini’ Faith Formation Program begins in the Fall of 2021.  Please contact our Coordinator, Dr. Joe Domingues, for additional information: FaithFormation@SaintCabriniCatholic.org

SACRAMENT OF HOLY MATRIMONY

Marriage is “the matrimonial covenant, by which a man and a woman establish between themselves a partnership of the whole of life and is by its nature ordered toward the good of the spouses and the procreation and education of offspring; this covenant between Baptized persons has been raised by Christ the Lord to the dignity of a Sacrament.” (Catechism of the Catholic Church #1601)

Engaged couples should contact the Pastor a minimum of nine months (to one year) in advance of their Marriage to begin the necessary preparation.  For more information, please email Fr. Charles at:  FrCharles@SaintCabriniCatholic.org

SACRAMENT OF HOLY ORDERS

Those who receive the Sacrament of Holy Orders — as a deacon, priest or bishop — are consecrated in Christ’s name “to feed the Church by the Word and Grace of God.”

If you feel called to explore a possible religious vocation, please contact our Pastor, Father Charles, at: FrCharles@SaintCabriniCatholic.org

SACRAMENT OF THE SICK

The Catholic Church believes and confesses that among the seven Sacraments, the Anointing of the Sick is especially intended to strengthen those who are being tried or tested by illness (Physical, Spiritual, Emotional, or Psychological).  This Sacrament unites our sufferings with the passion of Christ.  The Holy Spirit gives us the grace to be at peace and courageous in overcoming difficulties that come with “serious illness or the frailty of old age.”  Once referred to as ‘The Last Rite’ (Extreme Unction), it has been 50 years that it is called The Sacrament of the Sick – and it is no longer necessary to wait until the end in order to receive it.

If in need of this Sacrament, please call the Church Mobile Office at: (407) 766-1134.