There are seven sacraments in the Church: Baptism, Confirmation, Eucharist, Reconciliation, Anointing of the Sick, Holy Orders, and Matrimony. Click on the headings below to learn about celebrating these sacraments at Cathedral.
Baptism is a birth into the Christian community through a triple immersion or sprinkling of water. This action connects us with the Triune nature of God who is Father, Son and Holy Spirit and knits us to a set of relationships within that community of belief which originates from our families.
Confirmation is the sacrament in which the candidate receives the fullness of the Holy Spirit that was given at Baptism. This is the same Spirit that filled the Apostles with the zeal and courage needed by all who are to be public witnesses to Christ.
At the heart of the Eucharistic celebration are the bread and wine that, by the words of Jesus and the invocation of the Holy Spirit, become Christ’s Body and Blood. Faithful to the Lord’s command the Church continues to do, in his memory and until his glorious return, what he did on the eve of his Passion.
Do you know a man or a woman who would be a great priest, religious sister or brother, or deacon?
Each time a Christian falls seriously ill, he may receive the Anointing of the Sick.
Experience the healing of the Sacrament of Confession.
The qualities that make any marriage succeed and become a blessing to others are a reflection of essential elements: permanence, faithfulness, and openness to life. Sacramental marriage is a sharing of the whole of life which makes Christ present through the lives of the couples in these relationships.
While not a sacrament in itself, funerals are normally celebrated at Eucharist. The guidelines provided in these webpages are offered as a resource for planning the various stations, or parts, of the funeral for you or your loved one.