SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM FOR CHILDREN AND ADULTS
All parents MUST call the Rectory to make an appointment with Father Gordon, Deacon Pascual or Angela to register your child PRIOR to attending classes. When registering your child, you MUST provide an ORIGINAL birth certificate. All children 4 years and older MUST BE REGISTERED in the Faith Formation Program.
SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION
Call Rectory for appointment with Father Gordon.
SACRAMENT OF EUCHARIST AND CONFIRMATION
Please call Rectory and see Father Gordon, Deacon Pascual, Ms. Angela, Debra Hamilton (St. Bonaventure), or Carolyn Isles (St. Benedict the Moor).
RITE OF CHRISTIAN INITIATION (R.C.I.A.)
Teen & Adult, Sundays 8:30 a.m. at St. Bonaventure.
SACRAMENT OF MARRIAGE
Arrange with Father Gordon six months in advance.
FAITH FORMATION PROGRAM
Open Enrollment, Sundays for young people 4-16 years, 8:30 a.m. at St. Bonaventure and 10:45 a.m. at St. Benedict the Moor.
If you would like more information on any of the sacraments at parish of St. Bonaventure – St. Benedict the Moor, please submit a Parish Registration Form and you will be contacted by a member of the parish staff. Thank you for your interest.
Peace and blessings!
What are the Seven Sacraments?
The Sacrament of Baptism is the first step in a lifelong journey of commitment and discipleship. Whether we are baptized as infants or adults, Baptism is the Church’s way of celebrating and enacting the embrace of God.
The Eucharist, or Communion, is both a sacrifice and a meal. We believe in the real presence of Jesus, who died for our sins. As we receive Christ’s Body and Blood, we also are nourished spiritually and brought closer to God.
The Sacrament of Reconciliation, also known as the Sacrament of Penance, is where we find God’s unconditional forgiveness, and as a result we are called to forgive others. We are encouraged to receive the Sacrament of Penance frequently throughout our lifetime so that we can benefit from the graces we obtain through reception of this sacrament.
The Sacrament of Confirmation is a mature Christian commitment and a deepening of baptismal gifts. Like Baptism and Eucharist, it is a Sacrament of Initiation for Catholics and a Sacrament of faith in God’s fidelity to us.
The Sacrament of Marriage, or Holy Matrimony, is a public sign that one gives oneself totally to this other person. It is also a public statement about God: the loving union of husband and wife speaks of family values and also God’s values.
In the Sacrament of Holy Orders, also known as Ordination, the priest being ordained vows to lead other Catholics by bringing them the sacraments (especially the Eucharist), by proclaiming the Gospel, and by providing other means to holiness.
Anointing of the Sick
The Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick, formerly known as Last Rites, is a ritual of healing appropriate not only for physical but also for mental and spiritual sickness. Through this sacrament, the Church comforts and supports the person who is suffering and continues the healing ministry of Christ. For those who are about to die, the Church, in addition to the Anointing of the Sick, offers the Eucharist as viaticum – food for the journey home.