The Sacraments of the Catholic Church are "efficacious signs of grace, instituted by Christ and entrusted to the Church, by which divine life is dispensed to us. The visible rites by which the sacraments are celebrated signify and make present the graces proper to each sacrament. They bear fruit in those who receive them with the required dispositions."
The Seven Sacraments
Baptism: The pre-requisite of all the sacraments, Baptism is one’s initiation into the Church and union with the risen Jesus Christ, a share in the new life Christ gives through his death and resurrection.
Confirmation: The gift of the fullness of the Holy Spirit, which strengthens our bond with God and with the Church, and missions the recipient to witness to Jesus.
The Eucharist: The celebration of the saving sacrifice of Jesus Christ, and the reception of Jesus Himself: body and blood, soul and divinity. Please arrange with the pastor to bring Holy Communion to family members unable to attend Mass due to illness or infirmity. Appointments can be made through our office at (204) 474-2351
Reconciliation: The celebration of God’s forgiveness for our sins
Sacrament of the Sick: The gift of the Holy Spirit to seriously ill persons, for their healing and to prepare them to enter eternal life at the time of death. Please call the office at (204) 474-2351 to arrange for the anointing of your loved one. In the event of an emergency after office hours, priests are available through the hospitals via an on-call network, of which our pastors participate.
Marriage: The life-long union of a man and a woman to strengthen their mutual love and to shelter their family.
Holy Orders: The empowerment and commission to teach, preach and preside the Church’s celebration of the sacraments. To learn more, go to our Jesuits Connections page.