Baptism

Baptism makes one a member of the body of Christ and incorporates one into the Church, sharing in its mission. The principal effects of Baptism are purification from sins and a new birth in the Holy Spirit. The Catholic Church baptizes all ages. For infants the Church desires formation and catechesis for parents in preparation for the baptism of their children. Adolescents and adults are prepared for Baptism through a process called the RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation). Please call the church office if you or your child needs to be baptized.

For baptism of infants, parents are required to schedule a short meeting with the pastor and come into the office to fill out some paperwork.

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"The greatest legacy that you can leave your children is faith."  --Pope Francis, Jan. 10th, 2016 while baptizing 26 babies in Rome.

 

 

 

Reconciliation

The rite of reconciliation, often called "confession" is the sacrament in which Christ forgives our sins and reconciles us to our fellow Christians. Its sign or ceremony is the sinner's showing his sorrow by acknowledging his sins and the priest's words of absolution and reconciliation in Christ's name. The Rite of Reconciliation is available on Saturdays from 4-5, Tuesdays from 6:15-6:25, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 8:00-8:10, or by appointment.

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Eucharist

Christ's presence among us in the Eucharist (Holy Communion) has always been a key teaching of the Catholic faith. It has been the constant teaching of the Church from the beginning; the clear belief found in early Christian documents is overwhelming. Through bread and wine Christ becomes present in the Eucharistic celebration; somehow Christ himself is now truly present under this form of food as St. Paul says succinctly. (1 Corinthians 11, 27-30) Usually First Eucharist is celebrated in the Second grade with the child being prepared either through our school or through PSR.  If you or your child (older than 2nd grade) have not made your first communion, please contact the parish office.

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Confirmation

Confirmation is the completion of baptism, the giving of the full power of a Christian. "Confirmation" means a strengthening -- this sacrament strengthens and increases what we receive at baptism, particularly the power of bearing witness to Christ. To emphasize this, the ceremony of confirmation includes a renewal of our baptismal promises. We now become full-fledged members of the Church, lay apostles in the fullest sense. The bishop normally confirms the young people in a special ceremony, which our parish celebrates every two years. Typically, a youth spends two of its high school years preparing for this sacrament. Adults who are not confirmed can be confirmed when the Bishop comes or at the Easter Vigil. Please call the Church office if you are seeking confirmation.

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Marriage

Prospective bride or groom should be a registered member of Holy Name Parish. Diocesan policy now expects a couple to begin marriage preparation at least nine months in advance, though the pastor can approve a shorter period.  The first step is to schedule a meeting with the pastor in which the couple will fill out some necessary paperwork, discuss parish/diocesan preparation expectations, and begin talking about the sacrament itself.  Only then will a date in the Church be set.

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Holy Orders

Men become priests today as always -- by the sacrament of Holy Orders -- the laying on of the bishop's hands and prayer. Through this sacrament Christ changes the man internally, giving him the powers of the priesthood. There are three degrees of Holy Orders: a deacon, a priest, and a bishop. If you have any questions or are discerning a call to the priesthood, there are two paths a young man can take.  One path is to contact the Diocese of Wichita directly through the vocations director, Fr. Mike Simone.  Or a young man can contact the pastor of his parish and discuss any questions he might have with him.

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Anointing of the Sick

In the sacrament of the anointing of the sick, Christ uses the anointing and prayers of the priest to give comfort and strength to the soul and to the body of one seriously ill. It is a sacrament of strengthening and comfort. Who should receive this sacrament: anyone who is seriously ill, mentally or physically, anyone with a condition serious enough to demand surgery with a general anesthetic or even one who is weak from old age. Don't be afraid to call for the Pastor to minister this sacrament at every serious change in your condition.

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