This section contains information about proper Catechesis (or preparation) for reception of the Sacraments. Sacramental Preparation programs are offered at St. Bede Parish for all of the Sacraments of Initiation, for the Sacraments of Reconciliation and Matrimony.
To learn more about preparation for the reception of the Sacrament click on the Sacrament.
THE SACRAMENTS OF INITIATION
“Christian initiation is accomplished by three sacraments together: Baptism which is the beginning of new life; Confirmation which is its strengthening; and the Eucharist which nourishes the disciple with Christ’s Body and Blood for his/her transformation in Christ. ” (Catechism of the Catholic Church #1275)
- EUCHARIST (First Holy Communion)
- RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults)
THE SACRAMENTS OF HEALING
“The Lord Jesus Christ, physician of our souls and bodies, who forgave the sins of the paralytic and restored him to bodily health, has willed that his Church continue, in the power of the Holy Spirit, his work of healing and salvation, even among her own members.” (CCC, #1421)
- RECONCILIATION (First Penance)
- ANNOINTING OF the SICK
THE SACRAMENTS AT THE SERVICE AND MISSION OF THE FAITHFUL
“…Holy Orders and Matrimony, are directed towards the salvation of others; if they contribute as well to personal salvation, it is through service to others that they do so. They confer a particular mission in the Church and serve to build up the People of God.”
- HOLY ORDERS