The liturgical life of the Catholic Church revolves around the Eucharistic sacrifice and the sacraments. There are seven sacraments in the Church:

  • Baptism
  • Reconciliation
  • Eucharist
  • Confirmation
  • Anointing of the Sick
  • Matrimony
  • Holy Orders

The following is some brief information on sacraments at Saint Angela Merici. For any questions, and for further information, please contact the Parish Office.

Baptism, the first and fundamental sacrament and the gate to the other sacraments, is the purifying and sanctifying sacrament of rebirth. It is the means by which its recipients are incorporated into the church in a sacramental bond of unity.

The Sacrament of Baptism for children will be celebrated at a date and time agreed upon with the Pastor.

The Sacrament of Baptism for adults is celebrated at the Easter Vigil each year. The preparation program is called R.C.I.A. - The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults. This program begins each year in September.

Reconciliation offers the forgiveness of sins, restores the gift of God's grace, and reconciles us with the community

The Sacrament of Reconciliation is available on Saturdays from 4:00 to 4:45 PM. Confessions are also available by appointment.

Through the sacrament of anointing, Christ strengthens the faithful who are afflicted by illness, providing them with the strongest means of support. Jesus showed great concern for the bodily and spiritual welfare of the sick and commanded his followers to do the same. The celebration of this sacrament is an opportunity for the deepening of the faith of the community who are able to witness the faith and devotion of those being anointed. Please call the rectory office for Anointing.

For communion in the home for shut-ins, please contact Linda Brindley through the Parish Office.

Arrangements are to be made at least six months in advance. The date will not be set until the priest has been consulted. All couples must take some type of formal marriage preparation program. Information on these programs is available from the priest.