The Seven Sacraments


Through these sacraments the Priest, “in persona Christi Capitis” (which translates “in the person of Christ the head”) celebrates the healing power of Jesus.  These are Confession and Anointing of the Sick. 

The Sacrament of Confession

Also known as the Sacrament of Penance and the Sacrament of Reconciliation, is one of the least understood, and least utilized, sacraments in the Catholic Church. In reconciling us to God, it is a great source of grace, and Catholics are encouraged to take advantage of it often, even if they are not aware of having committed a mortal sin.

Through Penance we receive God’s forgiveness. Forgiveness requires being sorry for our sins and the firm resolution to sin no more. In Penance we receive Jesus’ healing grace through absolution by the priest. The signs of this sacrament are our confession of sins and the words of absolution.

Confession in our Parishes

The Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick

Traditionally referred to as Extreme Unction or Last Rites, since it was requested primarily when a person was thought to be near the time of death. However, the Anointing of the Sick is also administered to bring spiritual and even physical strength during a severe illness or when a person is to undergo a critical surgery or treatment.  This sacrament unites a sick person’s suffering with that of Jesus Christ and brings forgiveness of sins.   This sacrament can be repeated in as much as it is required due to a change in the state of a person’s health.  It is most likely one of the last sacraments one will receive.   Oil, a symbol of strength, is the sign of this sacrament. A person is anointed with oil and receives the laying on of hands from a priest.

Anointing of a person at the Parish, Hospital or Home 

In case you require the Pastor to anoint you or any of your family members / acquaintances in case of imminent death or a severe surgery, please call the Parish Office to set an appointment with the Pastor, subjected the availability of both parties.  Particular attention will be given to the critical cases.