Sacramental Life

 

The core of the Catholic Church religion and the core of this Christian community is the celebration of the Sacraments.

Eucharist
We gather as a community for the Eucharist on both a weekly and daily basis. Our schedule for these celebrations will vary with the liturgical and seasonal cycles of the year. Current times for these celebrations are printed in the parish bulletin or may be obtained by calling the church office at 480-924-9111. Children preparing for Communion celebrate this sacrament after Easter. Formation takes place in conjunction with the Elementary Christian Formation Process.

Communion For the Homebound
Ministers of Care will bring Communion to you when you are ill and unable to join us in Sunday worship.

RCIA Journey
For adults and for children over seven years of age who have never celebrated baptism or were baptized in another Christian tradition a special process known as the Rite of Christian Initiation (RCIA) is available. If you are interested in becoming a Catholic, we’d love to share more about what we believe with you! Learn more about becoming Catholic.

Confirmation
Confirmation and Holy Eucharist are celebrated when children are in third grade in accordance with the Diocese of Phoenix guidelines. The sacraments are celebrated, usually, after Easter. Children and youth older than third grade will be prepared for the sacrament of Confirmation within the regular catechetical and youth ministry programming.

Baptisms
Infant Baptisms are celebrated periodically throughout the year during our Sunday Eucharist. Please register early so we can help you prepare for your child’s baptism.

Marriage
Marriages are celebrated throughout the year. We ask that the parish be contacted a minimum of six months prior to the date of the marriage.

Reconciliation
This sacrament is available as requested by appointment and is also scheduled on the first Saturday of the month from 3:30pm to 4:00pm. Communal services of reconciliation are celebrated in the evening during Advent and Lent.

Anointing of the Sick
It’s best to call at the beginning of a serious illness or when surgery is first scheduled.