The seven sacraments touch all the stages and all the important moments of Christian life: they give birth and increase, healing and mission to the Christian's life of faith. There is thus a certain resemblance between the stages of natural life and the stages of the spiritual life.
Sacraments are "powers that comes forth" from the Body of Christ, which is ever–living
and life–giving. They are actions of the Holy Spirit at work in his Body, the Church.
They are “the masterworks of God” in the new and everlasting covenant.
Catechism of The Catholic Church #1116
Confession—15 minutes before every Mass or by appointment
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
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 sacramentsCatechism of The Catholic Church #1213
The matrimonial covenant, by which a man and a woman establish between themselves a partnership of the whole of life, 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 sacramentCatechism of The Catholic Church #1601
Religious education for Annunciation Parish is offered as a means of supporting and assisting parents in the privilege and responsibility of passing on our Catholic faith to our children.
Prior to receiving the Sacraments of: Reconciliation, Eucharist and Confirmation, children must be registered and participate in Systematic Catechesis for two years. This means that students must be enrolled in CCE/RE at the parish (or an equivalent and USCCB approved home or Catholic School program) for the one year prior to receiving the Sacrament and during the preparation year
If you, or someone you know is interested in becoming a Catholic through RCIA, please call the parish office to arrange an interview.
In order to receive the sacraments, the candidate must be enrolled in Systematic Catechesis for two years prior to reception of the sacrament and enroll in, participate, and complete Sacramental Preparation classes and fulfill requirements
Familes who catechize at home, please contact the parish office. We want to include your children in CCE activities (such as processions and plays/concerts)
Contact Tammy Zanovello, DRE