Sacraments

Baptism

Baptism is the beginning of our faith and our gateway into the Church. It is the first of three Sacraments of Initiation (Confirmation and Eucharist being the other two). Through Baptism we are freed from sin and reborn as sons of God; we become members of Christ, are incorporated into the Church and made sharers in her mission: "Baptism is the sacrament of regeneration through water in the word". (CCC 1213)

Preparation for Baptism is by appointment with one of our Parish Priests. Please call the parish office to schedule an appointment.

Baptismal Planning Form

Bishop Robert Barron talks about the Sacrament of Baptism.

Eucharist

The Eucharist is one of the Sacraments of Initiation (Baptism and Confirmation being the other two). The Eucharist is the Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity of Jesus Christ. As Catholics, we truly believe the Eucharist is the source of the Christian life. Preparation for the Sacraments of Reconciliation and First Holy Communion are included in the curriculum of our Faith Formation program and at John Paul II School. Please contact the parish office if you have any questions.

"This is my body which is given for you: do this in remembrance of me."

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION
"Can you spend one hour in prayer with me?"

All parishioners are welcomed and encouraged to spend time in Jesus' presence whenever possible. Parishioners have made a commitment to pray in the chapel for a specific time each week. Adorers use this time to pray, to say the Rosary, to read, or simply reflect.

Call 605-996-3639 to sign up. * Due to COVID Eucharistic Adoration is currently suspended.

Confirmation

The Sacrament of Confirmation is the last of the Sacraments of Initiation. Through this sacrament, the baptized are more perfectly bound to the Church as witnesses of Christ through word and deed. Preparation for the sacrament of confirmation is included in our Faith Formation program. Please contact the parish office with any questions.

"But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you." - John 14:26

Bishop Barron talks about the Sacrament of Confirmation

Reconciliation

Confession times:

There will not be a Communal Penance this year during Advent.

Wednesday: 7:00 PM

Friday: 12:00 PM

Saturday: 3:30 PM– 4:30 PM

** By Appointment

Click here for a guide to examine your conscious.

“In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace.”

-Ephesians 1:7

ANOINTING of the sick

One of the seven sacraments, administered by a priest to a baptized person who begins to be in danger of death because of illness or old age, through prayer and the anointing of the body with the oil of the sick. The proper effects of the sacrament include a special grace of healing and comfort to the Christian who is suffering the infirmities of serious illness or old age, and the forgiving of the person's sins. (See CCC #'s 1499, 1520, 1523, 1526-1532)

Please call the parish office to arrange for the reception of this sacrament.
For funeral planning, please visit the forms page.

Holy Orders

The Sacrament of Apostolic Ministry by which the mission entrusted by Christ to His Apostles continues to be exercised in the Church through the laying on of hands. This sacrament has three distinct degrees or "orders": deacon, priest, and bishop. All three confer a permanent, sacramental character. (CCC 1536)

Matrimony

Marriage prep begins 6 months prior to the wedding. Call the parish office shortly after your engagement to schedule!

"Together may you follow the way of love as Christ loved you." - Ephesians 5:2