Jesus touches our lives through the sacraments. Our celebrations of the sacraments are signs of Jesus’ presence in our lives and a means for receiving his grace. The Church celebrates seven sacraments.
For all of us, our journey of faith as children of God begins with Baptism. Through Baptism, we are united to Jesus and given the hope of eternal life. We become part of the Body of Christ. Baptism initiates our sacramental life in the Church and our life in the Holy Spirit.
Parents prepare for the Baptism of their child by meeting individually with Father Joseph. We hope to get to know your family as we discuss the role and requirements for godparents, the inherent responsibility and commitment of parents, as well as the profound spiritual effects of the Sacrament.
Please call 406 – 395 – 4380 to schedule an initial meeting.
Confirmation is the Sacrament by which, through the laying on of hands, anointing with chrism, and prayer, a baptized person is strengthened by the Holy Spirit so that he can steadfastly profess the Catholic faith.
This sacrament brings a special outpouring of the Holy Spirit as it was once granted to the Apostles at Pentecost. Confirmation, like Baptism and Holy Orders, places an indelible character or mark on the human soul that God can see, which remains visible for all eternity.
The Sacrament of Holy Eucharist is the true body, blood, soul and divinity of Jesus Christ, who is really and substantially and sacramentally present under the appearances of bread and wine.
Christ’s sacrifice on the cross reconciled us with the Father and opened the Father’s kingdom of heaven to us.
The Sacrament of Penance or Reconciliation is one of the Sacraments of Healing. It relies upon a sense of ongoing conversion, a desire to repent and a need to be reconciled with God and the Church. It is called the sacrament of forgiveness since by the priest’s sacramental absolution God grants the penitent ‘pardon and peace.’” (CCC 1424)
Anointing of the Sick
The Anointing of the Sick is a Sacrament of the Church in which the priest prays, lays hands, and anoints the sick person with blessed oil. Whenever possible, it is always best to be anointed here at the parish prior to admission to the hospital for serious treatment or surgery. You may always call our parish office for the sacrament if the person is at home. Do not wait in cases of extreme and serious illness. The sacrament does not have to be given only near death but may be received when there is a serious illness.
The sacrament by which a baptized man and woman establish between themselves a lifelong partnership for their mutual good and for the procreation and education of children.
Matrimony refers more to the relationship between husband and wife than to the ceremony, which is a wedding. The matter of this sacrament is the consent of the man and the woman, expressed externally by words and signs conferring the sacrament upon each other as witnessed by the Church.
Holy Orders is sacrament by which, through the authority of the Church, the imposition of a bishop’s hands confers on a man the grace and spiritual power to celebrate the Church’s sacraments.
There are three forms of this sacrament: diaconate (deacon), presbyterate (priest) and episcopate (bishop). One sacrament, celebrated three times with successively higher sacramental effects.
Every man in Holy Orders is either a deacon, priest or bishop.