sacraments

The liturgical life of the Catholic Church revolves around the Eucharistic sacrifice and the sacraments. There are seven sacraments in the Church: Baptism, Confirmation, Eucharist, Penance, Anointing of the Sick, Matrimony, and Holy Orders.

 

The purpose of the sacraments is to make people holy, to build up the body of Christ, and finally, to give worship to God; but being signs, they also have a teaching function. They not only presuppose faith, but by words and object, they also nourish, strengthen, and express it; that is why they are called "sacraments of faith." The sacraments impart grace, but, in addition, the very act of celebrating them disposes the faithful most effectively to receive this grace in a fruitful manner, to worship God rightly, and to practice charity.

 

Please select the Sacrament icons below to learn more about their celebration at Saint Columba Cathedral.

 

Baptism

 

Please make arrangements with the rectory for the necessary preparation at least four weeks in advance. All parents and when possible, godparents, participate in the baptismal preparation program prior to their child’s baptism. Call the parish office for registration and further information.

Confirmation

 

The Sacrament will be celebrated with the eighth grade students in the spring. Our young people must participate in the preparation program according to the diocesan and our parish’s guidelines.

Eucharist

 

WEEKDAY ….  12:10 pm SATURDAY VIGIL …. 4:00pm SUNDAY ….10:30 am and 4:00 pm

Reconciliation

 

The sacrament is celebrated at 1:00 to 1:30 PM on Tuesday and Thursday and at 9:00 to 9:30 on Saturday. Communal celebrations are held during the seasons of Advent and Lent.

Anointing 

of the Sick

 

Communal celebrations are held in the spring and in the autumn. Individual celebrations may be celebrated upon request at any time.

Holy Orders and the

Religious Life

 

Any woman desiring to become affiliated with a religious order and any man desiring to become a priest, permanent deacon, or brother is welcome to discuss her/his vocation with Monsignor Polando.

Marriage

 

Please make arrangements with Monsignor Polando at least six months before the marriage is to be celebtated. All engaged couples participate in a preparation program for their marriage following the diocesan and our parish’s guidelines.

Sick Calls

For visitation, please contact the rectory if a parishioner is in the hospital. The Eucharist is taken to those unable to attend Mass each week. Anyone desiring a visitation is asked to call the rectory at any time.