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Sacrament of Reconciliation (Penance)
Sins committed after Baptism are forgiven in the Sacrament of Reconciliation, continuing Jesus' mission to forgive sins. This sacrament is celebrated every Saturday at our parish, at 4:00 PM., or you are welcome to make an appointment with Fr. Kevin O'Brien.
If you haven't celebrated this sacrament of forgiveness in a while, or have questions, you may find the video below helpful.
Preparation for Baptized Children who have not celebrated this sacrament typically takes place in the 2nd Grade or above. For information on how to prepare your child for First Reconciliation, contact Dianne Bailey.
Anointing of The Sick
The Anointing of the Sick continues Christ's ministry of Healing. It is not a sacrament for those only who are at the point of death. On the contrary, it may be celebated muliple times in the course of a person's life, including times of serious illness, or before surgery. Moreover, the Rite of Anointing itself notes that the "elderly may be anointed if they are in weak condition, even if no dangerous illness is present" (#11).
You might find the video blow helpful in better understanding this sacrament.
Please call the parish office to arrange for Anointing of the Sick, Communion, or when someone is ill, in the hospital, or in need of help in any way.