Sacraments


According to St. Augustine, a sacrament is a visible expression of invisible grace.

In the Catholic Church, there are seven sacraments:
the Sacraments of Initiation – Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist;
the Sacraments of Healing – Reconciliation and Anointing of the Sick;
and the Sacraments of Vocation – Matrimony and Holy Orders.


Baptism
: Deacon Fred and Suzie Rose
Baptism is the first Sacrament celebrated in the process of becoming a full member in the Catholic Church. The waters of Baptism symbolize life and death, washing and cleansing, and the mystery of new life out of death. Through Baptism we are reborn as daughters and sons of God. At the Baptism of a child (or any person), we celebrate and reflect on God's unconditional love. Baptism welcomes the child into our faith community.

RCIA (Adult Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist): Deacon Derek and Terri Brown

First Holy Communion and First Penance: Patti Williams, Director of Religious Education

Confirmation (for teens): Monica Leon, Director of Youth Ministry

Marriage: Contact Rectory at least 6 months prior to wedding date, 310-545-5651

Pre-Cana (Marriage Preparation):  Dennis and Renay Labriola