Sacraments

 

BAPTISM
It has been the consistent practice of the Roman Catholic Church to administer the sacrament of Baptism to infants. Parents very naturally want to pass along their faith to their child and the values that flow from that faith; baptism marks the beginning of this faith life. Parents of a child to be baptized must be registered, active members of the San Antonio Catholic Church for at least 2 months before requesting the sacrament. If you are not already registered, you may do so by contacting the Parish Office at (941) 624-3799. We recommend that you contact us prior to the birth of your child, so that you have time to properly prepare for this very special event and attend the required Baptismal Catechesis Class or Click to Email.

 


RECONCILIATION
The Sacrament of Penance and Reconciliation (commonly called Confession, Reconciliation or Penance) is one of seven sacraments of the Catholic Church.
Saturday immediately following the 8 a.m. mass until all are heard

Also by Appointment call the Parish Office | Click to Email for more information

 


FIRST EUCHARIST
Children eligible to receive First Eucharist are those who have reached the “age of reason” – that is, are at least 7 years old and have completed 2nd grade. Families who are registered parishioners with our parish and desire their child to receive First Communion need to ensure their child receives catechesis for the Sacraments of First Reconciliation and First Eucharist. In order to register for these classes, parents must complete a “First Communion Registration Form” and return the form, along with a copy of their child’s Baptismal Certificate to the Parish Office. Registration inquiries are to be directed to the Parish Office at (941) 624-3799.

 


CONFIRMATION
Who should receive Confirmation? “Every baptized person not yet confirmed can and should receive the sacrament of Confirmation.” (CCC 1306) . Registration inquiries are to be directed to the Parish Office at (941) 624-3799.

 


MARRIAGE
Arrangements with a priest must be made at least six months in advance. Couple must be registered parishioners and attending mass for at least three months. Call the Parish Office for more information: (941)624-3799 or click to Email.

 

 

RCIA
The Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA) is a process for welcoming and initiating adults into the Catholic Church.

The program is open to all persons, regardless of religious background, who seek to live their lives in the Catholic faith. RCIA welcomes people who have never been baptized as well as adults who were baptized in another Christian tradition and wish to become Roman Catholics.

The first step in the process of becoming a Catholic (RCIA) is called the Inquiry step. A young husband and father recently expressed an interest in becoming a Catholic. As a community of faith we welcome his interest and want to support his inquiry. We would like to create a small welcoming community around him who would journey with him through the inquiry stage. Perhaps you have friends or neighbors who have also expressed an interest in the Catholic Church but aren’t ready to make a serious commitment.

Please encourage them to join us and come with them. Even if you have no interested person, but are interested yourself, please join us on Nov. 4th.

All those interested in participating are asked to Contact Fr. Ed Blackwell 941-624-3799.