Receiving the Sacraments

A Sacrament is "an efficacious sign of grace, instituted by Christ and entrusted to the Church by which the divine life is dispensed to us through the work of the Holy Spirit" (Catechism of the Catholic Church). The Sacraments actually give us the life of Christ by the means through which are used to give us the Sacrament - In Baptism we use water which, being blessed and used within the Rite actually washes a person's sins away and begins a new life in Christ. Or, for instance, the Oil of Annointing that is used in the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick brings Christ's healing to the person being anointed. 

The Sacraments of Initiation are Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist. These Sacraments begin our life in Christ, which is why they are referred to as the Initiation Sacraments. While we recognize that other non-Catholic Churches allow others to take Communion even if you do not belong to that Church, the Catholic Church asks that only those who hold true all of the Church's teachings and are in a state of grace (no mortal sin) receive Holy Communion. It is the Body and Blood of Christ (John 6) and it is not only a sign of unity, it unifies us. We would not want to impose beliefs on you that you have not come to believe yourself, and taking Holy Communion in any Catholic parish signifies that you believe and have fully entered into the Church. 

If you are an adult and you think you want to explore coming into the Catholic Church, we would love to journey with you. Please talk to Leah Hinman and she can listen to your story and help advise you on the next steps to take. 

The Sacraments of Healing are the Anointing of the Sick and Reconciliation. One can bring physical healing and the other brings healing to the wounds we have in our hearts, minds and souls. If you would like to receive the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick, please contact our Parish Office at (517) 393-3030. Our times for Reconciliation are after 8am Mass each weekday except Wednesday and on Saturdays, 3-4pm. 

The Sacraments of Vocation are Holy Order and Marriage and in both graces are given to individuals to make a total gift of self to the other: Priests to the People of God and spouses, to each other. 

If you think God is calling you to the Priesthood, the Diocese of Lansing has a great Vocations Department. Contact Fr John Lindon, the Director. 

If you have discerned a call to marriage and the person to whom God is inviting you to spend your life with, please contact our office 9 months in advance of your wedding date so that we might adequetely prepare you for the beautiful vocation of marriage. 

 

 

Mass Times

8am Daily 

Weekend: 
Saturday:  4:30pm
Sunday:    7:30am
                  9:30am
                 11:30am

Reconciliation Times

After 8am daily Masses except Wednesdays

3-4pm Saturdays

By Appointment - call the offices (517) 393-3030