Baptism

"Holy Baptism is the basis of the whole Christian life, the gateway to life in the Spirit (vitae spiritualis ianua), and the door which gives access to the other sacraments. Through Baptism we are freed from sin and reborn as sons of God; we become members of Christ, are incorporated into the Church and made sharers in her mission: "Baptism is the sacrament of regeneration through water in the word."" (Catechism of the Catholic Church 1213)

Baptism is the sacrament by which someone is welcomed into the Church.  Please contact the parish priest in order to discuss the baptism with him.

Contact Father David Metz
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Confirmation

"Baptism, the Eucharist, and the sacrament of Confirmation together constitute the 'sacraments of Christian initiation,' whose unity must be safeguarded. It must be explained to the faithful that the reception of the sacrament of Confirmation is necessary for the completion of baptismal grace. For 'by the sacrament of Confirmation, [the baptized] are more perfectly bound to the Church and are enriched with a special strength of the Holy Spirit. Hence they are, as true witnesses of Christ, more strictly obliged to spread and defend the faith by word and deed.' " (Catechism of the Catholic Church 1285)

Preparation and reception of Confirmation takes place in the 7th grade. Contact the Director of Religious Education for more information or to enroll in our Confirmation program.

Contact Lindy Meyer, DRE
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Holy Eucharist

"The holy Eucharist completes Christian initiation. Those who have been raised to the dignity of the royal priesthood by Baptism and configured more deeply to Christ by Confirmation participate with the whole community in the Lord's own sacrifice by means of the Eucharist."  (Catechism of the Catholic Church 1322)

Holy Eucharist is usually given to children who have reached the age of reason (the age of 7 determined by Pope Pius X).  Second grade is the usual year we have First Communion.  Please contact the Director of Religious Education for more information 

Contact Lindy Meyer, DRE
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Confession

"Those who approach the sacrament of Penance obtain pardon from God's mercy for the offense committed against him, and are, at the same time, reconciled with the Church which they have wounded by their sins and which by charity, by example, and by prayer labors for their conversion."  (Catechism of the Catholic Church 1422)

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Anointing of the Sick

"By the sacred anointing of the sick and the prayer of the priests the whole Church commends those who are ill to the suffering and glorified Lord, that he may raise them p and save them.  And indeed she exhorts them to contribute to the good of the People of God by freely uniting themselves to the Passion and death of Christ."  (Catechism of the Catholic Church 1499)

Contact Fr. David Metz
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Holy Orders

"Holy Orders is the sacrament through which the mission entrusted by Christ to his apostles continues to be exercised in the Church until the end of time:  thus it is the sacrament of apostolic ministry.  It includes three degrees: episcopate, presbyterate, and diaconate."  (Catechism of the Catholic Church 1536)  If you feel God is calling you to the priesthood please contact the Pastor or the Vocations Director for the Salina Diocese.

Contact Fr. Gale Hammerschmidt
785-823-7221
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Vocation Director

Matrimony

Congratulations on getting engaged!  Matrimony is one of the seven sacraments of our Church and so a couple should be properly prepared for this great sacrament.  This is why a newly engaged couple should contact the priest as soon as possible in order to begin the preparation for the sacrament.  It is necessary to contact the priest at minimum 6 months prior to the desired wedding date.  After contacting the priest he will discuss with the newly engaged couple the date of the wedding and the best possible ways to be prepared for the sacrament.

"The matrimonial covenant, by which a man and a woman establish between themselves a partnership of the whole life, is by its nature ordered toward the good of the spouses and the procreationand 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) Here is a helpful website in planning your wedding.

 pdf Wedding guidelines (868 KB)

Contact Father David Metz
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