Sacraments

Baptism – 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.

For registration please inquire at the Parish Office (936) 634-6833. Classes are held according to need.

 

Confirmation – 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.

Parents should contact the Principal of St. Patrick Catholic School if enrolled or Oralia Aguilar in the Faith Formation office at 634-6833 ext. 225.  Adults should contact Christian Initiation (RCIA).

 

Eucharist – 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.

First Communion: Parents should contact the Principal of St. Patrick Catholic School if enrolled or Oralia Aguilar in the Faith Formation office at 634-6833 ext. 225.  Adults should contact Christian Initiation (RCIA).

 

Reconciliation – 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.

First Confession: Parents should contact the Principal of St. Patrick Catholic School if enrolled or Oralia Aguilar in the Faith Formation office at 634-6833 ext. 225.  Adults should contact Christian Initiation (RCIA).

Confessions: Thursday 6:00 pm-6:45 pm; Saturday 4:00-pm-5:00 pm; or by appointment.

 

Marriage – 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.

Matrimony: Arrangements should be made at least 6 months in advance for preparation and reservation of church and/or hall. Please contact a priest for arrangements.

Matrimonial cases: For assistance with marriage issues, such as annulments, please contact Dcn. Ray Vann, the Parish Office or the Chancery in Tyler.

 

Holy Orders – 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.

All interested should make contact with any priest.

 

Anointing of the Sick – The Catholic Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick, formerly known as Last Rites or Extreme Unction, is a ritual of healing appropriate not only for physical but also for mental and spiritual sickness.