Throughout the history of the Catholic Church a sacrament has been defined as: “a visible sign, instituted by Christ, to give grace.”
Within these words we hear three important and distinct statements:
- A visible sign : An action performed by a priest or deacon as in Baptism when the water is poured over the child’s or adult’s head.
- Instituted by Christ : Jesus instructed His followers through the church to offer the seven sacraments to His followers. The sacraments have been passed down through the centuries to all the followers of Jesus.
- To give grace : Grace is a free gift from God once we have given our lives to Him and receive Him in the sacraments our lives are filled with a special grace from God.
Children must prepare for two years to receive the Sacrament of the Eucharist. The first year of preparation is normally in the first grade with the second year of preparation in the second grade. If you have a child at the age to receive the sacrament of First Eucharist...
STUDENTS PREPARING TO RECEIVE SACRAMENTS IN 2019 MUST ATTEND THE FOLLOWING PREP CLASSES:
FIRST HOLY COMMUNION, 2019
MARCH 16 & MARCH 30… classes at CTC/EEC (former St. Ann School) 9-11 a.m.
APRIL 13…class meets at St. Ann Church, 9-11 a.m.
CELEBRATION OF THE SACRAMENT, SUNDAY, MAY 5, St. Ann Church
MAY PROCESSION, SUNDAY, MAY 12, Assumption Church